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World Bipolar Day 2016 Shareable Resources

What is World Bipolar Day?

World Bipolar Day is celebrated annually on March 30, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who is believed to have had bipolar disorder. World Bipolar Day is a day to remember that those who have bipolar disorder are capable of achieving great things and to remind them that they are not alone, for the general public to learn more about the disorder from people who live with it, and to learn the importance of fighting the stigma associated with bipolar disorder. 

More Than A Diagnosis

This year’s theme is “More Than A Diagnosis”, as we want to show the public that individuals who live with bipolar disorder are more than their diagnosis; they are capable of living full, successful lives, despite and in spite of their diagnosis. We also want to encourage people who live with bipolar disorder to remember that they can accomplish great things even though they have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and to remind them that there is a very supportive community out there for them to reach out to.

Ways to Participate

March 30: post your photo or video with our hashtags #WorldBipolarDay #MoreThanADiagnosis and #WBDpic or #WBDvideo - include @intlbipolar on Twitter and we will retweet you.

March 30: join our Tweetchat at 12pm EST. The topic is "How are you more than your diagnosis?" Join by going here at 12pm Eastern Time on March 30.


Press Release

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Copy and Paste These Messages for Facebook and Twitter

Help us get these hashtags trending! #WorldBipolarDay and #MoreThanADiagnosis

Having bipolar disorder doesn’t define me #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay

I am #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay

I love someone who lives with #bipolar and they are #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay

60 million people worldwide live with #bipolar. Show them they are #MoreThanADiagnosis on #WorldBipolarDay

Having #bipolardisorder doesn’t stop me from accomplishing my goals #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay

People living with #bipolar are #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay

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Support those living with #bipolardisorder by participating in #WorldBipolarDay #MoreThanADiagnosis

Featured Blogs and Articles

World Bipolar Day 2016: Let’s Get #MoreThanADiagnosis Trending 

A guide to the meaning behind World Bipolar Day and how to participate, by Melanie Luxenberg

20 Messages for Anyone Who Feels Restricted by a Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis 

Article by Sarah Schuster for The Mighty featuring responses from our Facebook audience 








Breaking the Stigma Blog by Ron Owens









I Am Much More Than That Blog by Mary Alice Do


Why I Am More Than My Diagnosis Blog by Melanie Luxenberg 








On World Bipolar Day: ‘What I Want the World to Know’ 

Article by Kendal Patterson for Elements Behavioral Health








More Information About Bipolar Disorder

Free Book: Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder

5 Positives of Living with Bipolar Disorder

10 Ways to Help Someone Who Lives With Bipolar Disorder