it's been about 10 years since i've done dbt. so i don't remember alot about it, other than it's about living in the moment and learning how to deal with problems on a day to day basis. it teaches you how to change your viewpoint so you can see the problems in a light that will help you to deal with them. as bipolars we often have skewed viewpoints and we don't see reality. with dbt you learn how to change that.
it was originally developed for people with bpd, but has been found to work well with bp. here's a link for more info.
you need something to pull you out of your head. that's where hobbies and distractions are key. you need something to focus your attention on outside of your head. use grounding techniques to focus your attention. look around the room and describe all the colors. feel your feet on the floor, what does it feel like. feel your clothes, what do they feel like. feel the chair, what does it feel like. listen to music and pay attention to the different instruments and describe them. do crosswords or sudoku, something that will involve your brain's full attention. put together a puzzle. do mazes, anything that will pull your attention out of your head and into the outside world. once your brain is occupied, it isn't in your head messing around, it's outside, living life.View Thread
I think your t is on the right track with that thought. you feel like you want to die now because it is all so overwhelming and you see no end in sight. you do want the pain to be gone, you want things to get better, but you don't see it ever happening. it takes time to get better and you will get better. fighting to get better is hard and tiring, but never give up, because the future is brighter. it's just hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you are down in the well of depression. it is there and you will get there.View Thread