Questions To Ask When Things Are Falling Apart

The human brain is a funny thing. Sometimes things feel like they are falling apart, but they feel better after we get some sleep or something to eat or drink. Of course, it can be a challenge to figure out when these strong feelings are due to a body need, a trigger, or something else.

Recently on Twitter, I crossed paths with Bipolar Birdie, an awesome person and artist who is sharing their experience of living with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Birdie shared this bio with me:

“Bipolar Birdie (pronouns she/her) lives with her husband and 2 cats in Austin, Tx. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Computer Science. She created her @abipolarrecord social media accounts to allow her to interact with the bipolar community anonymously. She isn’t ready for everyone to know she is bipolar, but she does want to interact with others who are similarly affected by the disorder. She also creates artwork about bipolar disorder which she showcases on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. The poster discussed in this post is a natural extension of that artwork and her desire to encourage others in her community when they feel down.”

Bipolar Birdie created a poster of questions to ask yourself when you are having a hard day, essentially simple things you can try to make sure your body is taken care of when you’re having a hard time. The poster includes questions to ask yourself when you are having a hard day and help with your self-care.

Things might not be solved by getting something to eat, or taking a nap, but those small steps can put you in a better head space to tackle what is going on in your life.

Bipolar Birdie shared her poster on her Etsy store for $1! She will be donating all proceeds from the poster to NAMI. Check it out! And use this awesome reminder to take care of yourself.

Are you hydrated? Have you eaten in the past three hours?

Find more of Bipolar Birdie’s art on her Instagram page!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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