My Coping skills for bipolar disorder
As most of you all know my friend died. I also suffer from OCD. My friend was murdered and in having these disorders I need a method besides medications to redirect my mind from fixating on her death. They have not found a suspect yet. When I begin to put the pieces together in my head repetively, in regards to her case, I redirect back to pictures of her and I. The pictures calm my mind and happy memorires occur.
Family and friends have created a group site where we can write stories about her and reminise. The site is therapy for me. When the obsessions in my head begin I refrain back to the group page and pictures. Sometimes my obsessions will interfere with my everyday life and I need to find other coping skills to redirect my thoughts. I will think of one topic in my life and focus on that throughout the day until I find another way to refocus.