Tag Archives: bipolar disorder

Bipolar mixed episode processing loneliness and grief. Vulnerability, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, PTSD, social anxiety disorder. Earlier today I made a video about my birthday. The tears have been flowing all on my own, in my room, while writing cards to myself. The last… Read More »

Colour and music help me get through pain. Bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder. I am currently in a mixed episode after being hypomanic for over a week. It’s a bit of a rough landing but I am… Read More »

Patterns and associations. Creative minds, bipolar, PTSD.

Hi, I’m Xanthe and my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have a creative mind. Both visual and analytical. My brain works very hard because I notice links and associations in everything. I have difficulty with short-term memory… Read More »

Mixed episodes with bipolar. PTSD, trauma, grief processing.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have had PTSD for over 40 years and bipolar for over 25 years. I am currently in a mixed episode after being in a hypomanic episode… Read More »

Soar Purpose – Music heals trauma. Purpose with bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Two of my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. Here I am tired but inspired after doing a lot of processing last night (writing on the old records listening to music – with… Read More »

Bipolar is like a wave crashing. Words of courage.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am currently hypomanic – if you look at some videos over the past few days, you may see my mood is obviously elevated. I also talk faster (pressure of speech). I describe how mania vs depression feel like for me… Read More »

How to overcome Depression Post Traumatic stress Acute Stress Disorder Anxiety Depression

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14. PTSD & Bipolar Oct.22 (Trigger warning: sexual assault)

I also have PTSD on top of my bipolar disorder. Not sure if some of those symptoms are creeping up right now due to an anniversary. Also found a great video explaining the difference between mood State and mood which I tried to explain poorly in my blog yesterday I will put a link to… Read More »

Creative ways to process trauma and calm a racing mind

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have been making videos despite my social anxiety (which includes fears of negative evaluation) because 1. it has been helping me process by having a voice 2. I know it has been helping people by the feedback I have been… Read More »

Some ways I process stuck emotions from grief and trauma

Following from my videos about some of my experiences in a ‘mental health unit’ (psychiatric hospital). I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD – mainly shutdown presentation), social anxiety disorder. I do some processing talking on video and also watching them back. Talking on video is facing my fears of… Read More »

Memories of a psychiatric hospital – part 1

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was only diagnosed with bipolar disorder in a psychiatric hospital. The PTSD diagnosis came later, even though I was suffering from PTSD in hospital. Some of my memories of the psychiatric hospital. I can only really sum it up as feeling like… Read More »

Shutdowns and dissociation with PTSD. Unresolved grief & trauma.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety. My presentation of PTSD is mainly avoidance and shutdowns, although sometimes I go into a fight or flight state also (usually when manic). I have made some videos about what freezing, shutting down, dissociating is like but I wanted to touch… Read More »

Processing trauma during bipolar mood shifts

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am partially dissociating in this video which is why I am fidgeting to help myself to stay present so I can speak. I was processing some aspects of trauma earlier today – at the time mind was going very fast… Read More »