Beware of catfish, online intimate abuse. Processing anger (swear a lot).

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I talk about ways I manage my mental health including my creative process. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder.

In this video, I talk about being wary online. Unfortunately, there are many predators who target vulnerable people (eg autism, mental illness, lonely). They do it either for kicks or more often for some monetary gain or free porn (which can be used in revenge or blackmail). Anyone can hide behind a fake profile with stolen pics. People are vulnerable if they are duped into a romantic interest. Some people are obsessive if one person does not want to continue contact and may take revenge. I have had this happen to me. Stalking, harrassment, blackmail.

Please take care. Online intimate abuse is just as harmful as in person intimate abuse.

In this video I am also processing anger. I swear a lot and in some parts (from around 6:25 where I mention the depression, I am triggered & processing of the emotion of anger). I have the shutdown form of PTSD and it is very rare for me to feel anger as intense emotions, especially anger trigger me. My anger is controlled here but I am still processing and expressing.

Source: Youtube