World Bipolar Day

#BipolarTogether

Whether you’re living with bipolar disorder, loving someone, or just supporting mental wellness, we’re all in this together. Join us to celebrate this year’s World Bipolar Day theme, #BipolarTogether, on March 30th!

 

In a recent survey, 77% of bipolar-I participants said living with the disorder made them feel isolated or alone, and 81% reported feeling like no one understands what they go through. This World Bipolar Day, connect and remind folks that they are not alone in what they’re going through. By sharing your story online with the hashtags, #BipolarTogether and #WorldBipolarDay, we can unite together to educate, empathize, and empower others.

 

World Bipolar Day’s ultimate goal is to inspire a global shift in thinking that will eliminate social stigma and promote acceptance. This year, our theme is #BipolarTogether!

 

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 is 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).

For those living with bipolar disorder, World Bipolar Day offers an opportunity to connect with others as well as assistance in gaining access to valuable resources and relationships that can improve their lives through treatment.

Learn About What it Means to Our Community to be #BipolarTogether

#Bipolar Together

Author: Sharnisha Stokes   #BipolarTogether is a hashtag that's been needed and will continue to be. To provide hope in times where none can be...

Bipolar Disorder is My Superpower

Author: Dayna J.   In celebration of World Bipolar Day on March 30, I want people to know that I do not see this mental illness as a disability...

Connecting to What Heals Me

Author: Neil McCarthy   Living with bipolar disorder often means I keep a layer of separation between others and me.   Some close friends and...

Hope with an Accurate Diagnosis

Author: Ellie Chiorino In this article, to celebrate World Bipolar Day, my deepest hope is to make you feel less alone if you were ever misdiagnosed...

How Writing Helps Me Feel Less Alone in my Mental Health Journey

Author: Ann Marie Elpa Like many others, when I first heard the word, ‘bipolar’, I associated it with rapid mood swings and instability. I didn’t...

Is It Me?

Author: Abigail Lehman A question that I have asked myself and have struggled to answer for most of my life. Why don’t I fit in? Why don’t they feel...

Just Being There

Author: Jessie Bucci   Feeling alone and even misunderstood can be one of the hardest realities of experiencing a mental illness, and living...

Remembering Tom on World Bipolar Day

Author: Kim Joy Barnett   In my early 20’s, almost 20 years ago, I was nearing the end of my 5 year college journey to obtain my Bachelors...

The Two Very Different Sides of Me

Author: Ambika Paul   Mania is your favorite song on repeat, an explosion of energy that brews in your mind with saturated ideas all coming at...

Understanding I’m Not Alone

Author: Ashley Sievewright This years theme of Bipolar Together for World Bipolar Day reminds me of when i was first inspired to talk about my...

We Are Awesome!

Author: Jeffrey Johanishing   That’s right! You’re darn tootin’. We are, I am and you certainly are, Awesome! Why? Well, I’ll explain.   I...

What I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

Author: Sarah Ross   Bipolar Disorder is a complex mental illness, and it often gets categorized into solely consisting of sudden mood changes....

How You Can Join The Movement

Spread the message that we are #BipolarTogether!

Break the stigma by showing others that having bipolar disorder is not something to be ashamed of! Share your story this World Bipolar Day to educate & connect with others online! Write a Blog, share a supportive message, or record a short video to connect with our IBPF community!

Email mburgess@ibpf.org to share your story!

Get Involved!

Are you hosting a World Bipolar Day event? Email mburgess@ibpf.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? Email mburgess@ibpf.org to discuss ways to collaborate and spread awareness about bipolar disorder throughout the community!

Get Social!

Post a photo or video with our hashtags #WorldBipolarDay, #WBD2022, and #BipolarTogether! Let’s get these hashtags trending! You can even share one of our 2022 graphics, which are linked here!

Make sure to connect and tag us @intlbipolar on Twitter and Instagram and @InternationalBipolarFoundation on Facebook!

Example Messages to Share!

We are #bipolartogether because _____ #WorldBipolarDay

Being #bipolartogether has changed my life by _____ #WorldBipolarDay

Being #bipolartogether has changed my life by _____ #WorldBipolarDay

I want you to know that _______ #bipolartogether  #WorldBipolarDay

Being #bipolartogether is empowering /  necessary  / encouraging / comforting / important for breaking down stigmas  #WorldBipolarDay

I am creative /compassionate / thoughtful / resilient / a successful entrepreneur / capable. I am #bipolartogether   #WorldBipolarDay 

Each day is a new day to practice being #bipolartogether #WorldBipolarDay

Each day is a new day to practice being #bipolartogether #WorldBipolarDay

You are not alone in what you’re going through because _____ #bipolartogether #WorldBipolarDay

 

Share your Story and Write a Blog for World Bipolar Day!

How do you stay connected and together with those you love during challenging times and periods?

Tell us about a memory or story you have, when you realized you are not alone in your diagnosis and felt connected to another person.

What makes you feel not alone? How can our community, world, or people help you feel not alone?

What would you like people to know about bipolar disorder?

How do you feel when you read or hear about other people’s stories about their bipolar disorder?

When have you felt understood or accepted during your experiences with bipolar disorder?

What makes you feel that way?

Fill out our blogging application, and send your written piece to mburgess@ibpf.org between March 4th and March 25th

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