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World Bipolar Day 2016 Submission Form

World Bipolar Day takes place each year on March 30, the birthday of Vincent van Gogh who is believed to have had bipolar disorder. Click here to learn more about how World Bipolar Day got started.

Submit your photo or video by March 15 to participate! Or visit our Shareable Resources Page to learn other ways to get involved. 


Submit a photo with the following message. You can hold a sign with this statement, add the text digitally, or send a photo and we will add the text for you. 

  • Living with Bipolar Disorder: Describe what defines you besides having bipolar disorder, such as "I am a mother, athlete, and an attorney." You can also include "and I have bipolar disorder." 
  • Family and Friends: "I love/care for someone living with bipolar disorder" or "I support my sister who lives with bipolar disorder."
  • General Public: "I support those living with bipolar disorder."

Everyone: Include your name (optional) and country.


This year you can also submit a video with the same message.

  • Instead of listing what defines you outside of your diagnosis in text as you would on a picture, simply say this in the video. Include your name and country. You can also add something short about how having bipolar disorder doesn't hold you back from accomplishing your goals.  
  • Caregivers and the general public can submit videos about why they support those living with bipolar disorder. Include your name and country. 

Video Guidelines

  • Suggested time is 10-20 seconds. Maximum time is 30 seconds. 
  • Please use family friendly language as we have viewers of all ages. 
  • This article gives some suggestions for lighting and placement when filming your video.

What Happens on March 30

All photos and videos submitted by the deadline (March 15) will be posted on our Facebook on March 30. You will not be able to request the time that it is posted at, but we will assign a number to each submission to make it easy to find your picture/video once it has been posted. 

Include your Twitter handle on this form if you would like us to also post your photo/video on Twitter. 

Required: Media Release Form

To give us permission to post your photo online, please digitally sign our media release form by clicking here. Entries without a release form will not be posted. Email Heather at if you have any technical issues or other questions about this. 

Submission Form

The deadline to submit photos for World Bipolar Day 2016 has passed. You can still post your photo or video on your own social media pages with the hashtags #WorldBipolarDay and #MoreThanADiagnosis. @mention us on Twitter - @intlbipolar - and we will retweet you.

Visit our Shareable Resources page to learn more about World Bipolar Day.