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World Bipolar Day is March 30, 2021

On March 30th of each year, World Bipolar Day allows those living with bipolar disorder to connect with others, access resources pertaining to bipolar disorder, and discover ways in which to engage in treatment, all while attempting to remove stigma and misconceptions about living with bipolar disorder.

Statistics & Facts

“Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods- known as mania and depression” (NAMI, 2017).

Roughly 2.8% of Americans are diagnosed with bipolar disorder (NAMI, 2017).

Living with Bipolar Disorder

  • Bipolar disorder can affect many parts of one’s life (social, school, work).
  • There are numerous causes for bipolar disorder (genetics, stress, brain structure and function).
  • Bipolar disorder is oftentimes comorbid with other mental illnesses.
  • Bipolar disorder is unique to each individual.
  • Bipolar disorder can be life threatening- Roughly 1 in 5 people diagnosed with bipolar disorder dies by suicide.

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should or need to do it alone.” –Lisa Olivera

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