My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder.
This is a video I recorded in 2017. At the time, I was diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and was waiting for an ASD assessment as there was a question mark over whether I was on the autistic spectrum. Had ASD assessment in 2018 & was instead diagnosed PTSD and social anxiety disorder.
I am heavily sedated for mania in this video and I was very unwell when I made it. I said my mind felt like scrambled eggs and I was very groggy. The bipolar meds were very sedating for me and it took a long time to find an acceptable compromise.
I mentioned without detailing some of the trauma and continued harrassment to try silence me. Mania emboldened me not to stay silent.
I have since written my novel, Pet Purpose (now being proof-read by a friend). Children’s story written but not illustrated – if I ever want something to do.
Art as therapy exhibition Spinning Orbit happened the following year. Another art as therapy exhibition, Speak happened 2 years later. I took the Spinning Orbit website and page down as moved on from then to bipolarcourage.com