Today is World Bipolar Day

The-Comedy-and-Tragedy-Masks-acting-204463_489_381By Victoria Mullen


You didn’t get the day off, and you probably won’t be getting a card.


World Bipolar Day (WBD) is celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. The WBD’s vision is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and eliminate social stigma.


Through international collaboration the goal of World Bipolar Day is to bring the world population information about bipolar disorders that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.


Go here for an article on how to cope with the holidays. These tips work well for “normal” days, too. If all else fails, here’s the Suicide Hotline number: 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433). I’ve called it myself. That’s what it’s there for.


To learn more about bipolar disorder, go here.