World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is celebrated every year on March 30th. It is a world-wide awareness initiative of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) in conjunction with the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) and the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF).

Through international collaboration, World Bipolar Day provides a platform for:

  • Global education
  • Open discussion
  • Improved sensitivity about bipolar disorder

Here are some quick facts to look over

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If you want to learn more visit https://www.isbd.org/

I frequently blog openly about what life is like living with this disorder. Scroll through my posts and you’ll see that. Lately, I have had a very hard time opening up about it. I feel this sense of shame. Almost a feeling of guilt for being the way I am. I constantly find myself saying to Ben, “I don’t want to be like this.” It’s a terrible feeling that often leads to suicidal ideation if I’m left alone with my thoughts for too long.

Bipolar disorder doesn’t have a face. It can affect anyone. My name is Faith. I have Bipolar I. I have been fighting for as long as I can remember and I will continue to fight. I am bipolar strong.

WBD

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  1. Remember you are never alone in dealing with your illness. There are many others that deal with this as well (including me). Know that God is always there and although we were never close, I will be there to listen, if you ever need someone to talkto.

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