What is World Bipolar Day?
The vision of World Bipolar Day (WBD) is to bring world awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of WBD is to bring the world population information about bipolar conditions that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the condition.
WBD will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having a bipolar condition.
WBD is an initiative of International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) in collaboration with the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).
Bipolar Disorder does not discriminate; the people affected by this illness are extremely diverse as are their symptoms, treatment, etc. Share how you are not a one-size-fits-all diagnosis of bipolar disorder this World Bipolar Day in an attempt to reduce stigma and help educate others on how many "versions" of bipolar disorder there are!
Are you hosting a World Bipolar Day event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details for your event and we will advertise!
Are you a social media influencer or someone who wants to help promote World Bipolar Day and IBPF's free educational programs? Email email@example.com to discuss ways to collaborate and spread awareness about bipolar disorder throughout the community!
Post your photo or video with our hashtags #WorldBipolarDay and #thisisbipolar on each post you make on March 30th. Let's get these hashtags trending!
Include @intlbipolar on Twitter and Instagram and @InternationalBipolarFoundation on Facebook!
Example messages to share:
I am ____(i.e.; creative. compassionate. thoughtful. resilient. a successful entrepeneur. capable. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay
I fight for stability and wellness by ____ (i.e. meditate. see a therapist. maintain a healthy diet. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay
Some days my best means just getting out of bed; other days I accomplish ____. #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay
I do ____ to support (someone living with bipolar disorder). #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay
The media shows people living with bipolar disorder as ____ (violent, dangerous, etc.) but in reality, we are ____ (misunderstood. kind. in need of support. more likely to be a victim of violence. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay
I may be affected by bipolar disorder but I continue to ____ (fight stigma. educate others on mental illness. use my creativity to create beautiful art. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay
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