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World Bipolar Day 2024

World Bipolar Day (WBD) has been celebrated on March 30th every year for the last decade. Once again, this month, WBD seeks to raise awareness about bipolar disorders and reduce the stigma that all too often surrounds them. The date was chosen as it is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, the famed artist who was posthumously diagnosed as bipolar.

Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) can be a lifelong mental health problem that severely impacts mood. People who suffer from bipolar disorder may experience periods of both intense mania and depression. These symptoms can affect anyone, the exact cause is not known, and women and men are impacted equally. The disorder can disrupt one’s life in terms of relationships, work, and education. It is estimated that a harrowing 1 in 5 people diagnosed with bipolar disorder will die by suicide (International Bipolar Foundation).

Fortunately, there are a range of treatments and approaches to this disorder that allow people to live full and engaging lives. Whether it be through medication and psychiatry or simple strategies like maintaining sleep hygiene and eating well, many of the millions diagnosed with this disorder find ways to manage and even embrace it.

Help us to raise awareness of bipolar disorders and those who suffer. TELL provides a range of resources and tools to individuals living with all kinds of mental or behavioral disorders including bipolar disorder. This includes the lifeline and our team of professionals who can offer therapy and evaluations. For more information about bipolar disorder and how to find treatment, please see our dedicated page and resource list here.