World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2018

Since tomorrow is also Good Friday and I’ll be going “off the grid” for the day, I thought I’d mention the fact that the fifth annual World Bipolar Day will be taking place. In past years I’ve discussed the background and general purposes of the celebration, so if you’re a new reader you can alwaysContinue reading “World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2018”

Hodgepodge (Or Is It Potpourri?)

Here’s another stream-of-consciousness post, if you want it. The weather is MARVELOUS and I’m having trouble stringing thoughts together, so please pardon the mess. I read on Facebook yesterday that Patty Duke died. She was a great actress and human being who succeeded in life in spite—or maybe because—of having bipolar disorder. She will be missed by theContinue reading “Hodgepodge (Or Is It Potpourri?)”

World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2015

This is the second annual World Bipolar Day. It’s a day to raise awareness of bipolar disorders and the people who live with them. It’s also a day to educate the public in the hope of eliminating the stigma surrounding ALL mental illness. And the only way we can do that is to speak out. TheContinue reading “World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2015”

World Bipolar Day, March 30, 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 itContinue reading “World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2014”