After months of frustration with bipolar meds. Art as therapy (2017).

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder.

This video was recorded in 2017 after still having meds adjustment for severe mania episodes. Very sedated. It took several months to get improvement with meds as they made me rapid cycle from full mania into severe depression for MONTHS.

There was too aggressive a drug change which resulted in me slurring my speech and unable to walk without stumbling.

My art as therapy was helping get me through a very difficult time. 2 art exhibitions happened since. Determination.

I was very unwell at the time of recording this video but I put on a dress and some makeup and could only manage to speak a few minutes.

Source: Youtube