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.
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Help us get these hashtags trending! #WorldBipolarDay and #MoreThanADiagnosis
Having bipolar disorder doesn’t define me #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay ibpf.org/wbdresources
I am #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay ibpf.org/wbdresources
I love someone who lives with #bipolar and they are #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay ibpf.org/wbdresources
60 million people worldwide live with #bipolar. Show them they are #MoreThanADiagnosis on #WorldBipolarDay ibpf.org/wbdresources
Having #bipolardisorder doesn’t stop me from accomplishing my goals #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay ibpf.org/wbdresources
People living with #bipolar are #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay ibpf.org/wbdresources
Label Jars Not People #MoreThanADiagnosis #WorldBipolarDay Learn more at ibpf.org/wbdresources
Support those living with #bipolardisorder by participating in #WorldBipolarDay #MoreThanADiagnosis ibpf.org/wbdresources
Featured Blogs and Articles
A guide to the meaning behind World Bipolar Day and how to participate, by Melanie Luxenberg
Article by Kendal Patterson for Elements Behavioral Health
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