Tag Archives: hypomania

Bipolar highs as escape from trauma. Relationships – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse & my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder. My mood is still elevated & I have had some recent anxiety related to triggers. I see patterns in everything which can seem… Read More »

Dance painting. Bipolar hypomania with PTSD

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I use music and art to help me process grief and trauma without re-traumatising myself. I recently cut out a ‘slice’ from a larger painting I… Read More »

When people are angels. Bipolar, trauma, grief, PTSD. Memories.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. Currently in a mixed episode doing grief processing. My pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I tell you a few of my real stories that happened. I think they are symbolic for me… 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 »

Creativity, bipolar, PTSD, memory, meaningful coincidences

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I either shut down or go ‘high’ with trauma triggers. I am currently in a hypomanic episode. My talking fast is called ‘pressure of speech’ and my wanting to jump from one thing to the other is called ‘flight of ideas.’ I have… 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 »

Cut up process art for re-purpose into new process art

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder. I use creativity to help me to process trauma without re-traumatising myself. It helps me to express emotions that I shut down from trauma, but in a less painful way when I listen to music that comes to mind. Last night, while I was… Read More »

Pain beneath the highs of bipolar with PTSD

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder and have been in a hypomanic episode (see videos past few days to see what that looks like). Here, I am still feeling the effects of heavy sedation to give my brain a rest. I feel more groggy than I look. My brain either… Read More »

Magical thinking and associations with bipolar mania and hypomania.

Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently hypomania after trigger (losing close friend). In this video, I tell you just some of the many links in associations my brain has made in just one day during hypomania. When I am manic, my mind believes in it more. I am on meds to… Read More »

Elevated mood in hypomania – I dance and sing when my mood is up.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety. The social anxiety part makes me think ‘don’t put this video up, people will laugh at me.’ The elevated mood (currently hypomanic) makes me think, ‘if only they knew what they are missing. They will laugh with me, not at… Read More »

A voice after trauma. Bipolar humour. Social anxiety.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety. I was mute as a child and sometimes as an adult (when extremely distressed). Finding my voice has been a journey. I was too anxious to express an opinion but eventually ended up submitting an essay into an Australasian writing… Read More »

Abstract painting for mental health. Bipolar & PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. I have found painting abstracts to be incredibly helpful for my mental health. It is like a meditation in action and calms a racing mind and eases anxiety. I filmed a short clip of a painting I am currently just making up as I… Read More »