WORLD BIPOLAR DAY
Observed internationally on March 30th, World Bipolar Day promotes awareness and with a goal to eliminate the social stigma commonly attached to the disorder.
The global observance focuses on how bipolar disorder affects the lives of many. It also serves as a tribute to those dedicated to alleviating the challenges that come with the condition. The purpose of the day is to generate global awareness of bipolar disorder as well as eliminate the social stigma that comes with it.
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that creates unusual shifts in mood, energy and a person’s activity levels. Often individuals with the condition will struggle in carrying out everyday tasks.
An estimated 1 to 2% of the entire global population have bipolar disorder. And yet the impact reaches far beyond the numbers.
The numbers gave way to multiple foundations joining forces to tackle ongoing challenges. As collaboration increases, the public is encouraged to participate in the efforts. Hope is just around the corner.
What’s remarkable about this observance is the dialogue being created between researchers and advocacy groups. They strive to continue developing solutions to living with the condition. The observance is an opportunity to show those living with the day-to-day challenges of this condition that they are not alone. They have your support, and there is always hope.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldBipolarDay
Learn more about bipolar disorder, its symptoms and how impacts daily living. Find out how you can be supportive. Share your story to help eliminate the stigma.
Check out worldbipolarday.org as the official source for events and official partners.
Interact with @WorldBipolarDay on twitter and use the hashtag #WorldBipolarDay.
WORLD BIPOLAR DAY HISTORY
World Bipolar Day commemorates the birth of Vincent Van Gogh on March 30th. After his death, he was posthumously diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. Thee Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) sparked interest in an international day to bring greater awareness to the world.