Welcome to Bipolar Courage. My name is Xanthe Wyse, age 48 years from New Zealand. I started Bipolar Courage in a depressive episode.
It takes courage to live with bipolar disorder and bipolar has helped me to face my fears.
My current diagnoses are bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Historical diagnoses: major depressive disorder (treatment resistant), generalised anxiety disorder.
I am on medications in the videos, apart from a handful of older videos I have uploaded with bobbed haircut and thinner, including the compiliation video of elevation into mania which currently has over 17, 000 views.
I provided a unique perspective as I communicate both what my clinicians have told me about my disorders plus how it feels on the inside and ways I cope, including my creative processes.
I am currently on Twitter (@couragebipolar) and Facebook.
I will be releasing my first semiautobiographical novel Pet Purpose very soon as an e-book. The main character also has bipolar disorder and PTSD.