World Bipolar Day 2018 is next week on Friday, March 30, 2018. It is celebrated each year on March 30th, since that happens to be the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. This famous artist was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. Bipolars all over the globe as well as their friends, family and co-workers will be celebrating World Bipolar Day 2018 as a way to bring information all over the world about bipolar disorder. WBD also uses the 30th of March as a way of dismantling the stigma that comes along with this mood disorder.
Life Conquering Blog for Mental Health is aligned with WBD’s mission. Life Conquering uses a blog and other social media sites to encourage people with a mental illness and to educate those without in order to tear down stigmas. If you have not stopped by Life Conquering Blog, here is the address: http://lifeconquering.org/.
I encourage all Life Conquering Blog followers as well as frequent visitors to participate in the celebration of World Bipolar Day 2018. You may or may not know someone with bipolar. Take this next week leading up to WBD to brainstorm ideas how you can make someone with bipolar be comfortable in their own skin and feel accepted in their environment. Then again, you might have bipolar. Think of some ways you could thank someone who has stood by your side and show them your appreciation.
Once you brainstorm some ideas, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share with me your thoughts. But don’t just think of something and not do it. Step out of your comfort zone and MAKE A CHANGE FOR GOOD!
Below are some websites and blogs that you can share with your friends, family and co-workers.