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World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2014

March 29, 2014

Well, we finally got a day of our very own: Sunday, March 30th, is the inaugural observation of World Bipolar Day, sponsored by the International Bipolar Foundation. The date was chosen because it’s the birthday of artist Vincent Van Gogh, who is said to have suffered from manic depression (although how they can diagnose it posthumously is beyond my understanding). It’s a day to raise awareness and—hopefully—begin to erase the stigma that surrounds bipolar disorder, and indeed ALL mental illnesses.

I hope my readers will join with me in commemorating this first-ever World Bipolar Day and maybe even start a dialogue with others who may not know a lot about this much-misunderstood illness. And while you’re at it, why not hug a bipolar you know and love? :-)

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  1. March 30, 2014 2:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Going Sideways and commented:
    Glad there is a day for it. Shame there has to be a day for it.

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  2. March 30, 2014 2:24 pm

    Reblogged this on I Am My Own Island and commented:
    Officially being diagnosed … I guess I should embrace this day… otherwise I would be a hypocrite about wanting to de-stigmatize mental health issues.

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  3. March 30, 2014 8:54 pm

    I agree with both of you. :-)

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