World Bipolar Day 2016
World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year every 30th of March, the birthday of the well known post impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. The World Bipolar Day is the fruit of the initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) in collaboration with the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).
“The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorder and eliminate social stigma education.Through international collaboration, the goal of World Bipolar Day is to bring the world population information about bipolar disorder that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.”
This year, the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) celebrates this event with a theme “More Than A Diagnosis”, which is aimed “to show the public that individuals who live with bipolar disorder are more than their diagnosis and that they are capable of living full and successful lives despite and in spite of their diagnosis”.
One of the highlights of this year’s event is the social media campaign to show the world that people with bipolar are More Than A Diagnosis.
Individuals with bipolar disorder, family, friends and the general public are encouraged to show their support by sending a photograph with a message showing their support. Please refer to the mechanics below from the organizers, or visit http://ibpf.org/worldbipolarday.