World Bipolar Day
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).
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.
The ultimate goal is to inspire a global shift in thinking that will eliminate social stigma and promote acceptance.
How You Can Join The Movement
Spread the message that you are #bipolarbrave!
Break the stigma by showing others that having bipolar disorder is not something to be ashamed of! Share your “coming out” story this World Bipolar Day and educate others on the ways you practice bravery each and every day.
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 #bipolarbrave 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 #bipolarbrave because _____ #WorldBipolarDay
Being #bipolarbrave has changed my life by _____ #WorldBipolarDay
#bipolarbrave is _____ #WorldBipolarDay
Being #bipolarbrave is relieving / energizing / empowering / necessary / important for breaking down stigmas #WorldBipolarDay
I am creative /compassionate / thoughtful / resilient / a successful entrepreneur / capable. I am #bipolarbrave #WorldBipolarDay
Each day is a new day to practice being #bipolarbrave #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 #bipolarbrave #WorldBipolarDay