World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2014

Officially being diagnosed … I guess I should embrace this day… otherwise I would be a hypocrite about wanting to de-stigmatize mental health issues. I did not though. I was busy living life like we should enjoying the sun and my family. I am not trying to be rude and say we with mental health issues don’t do this or that I am better than anyone else because I did. I am trying to convey that labeling or diagnosing has taught me a smidgen to recognize my symptoms and prioritize… or procrastinate lol.

I still want to highlight having bipolar awareness like a day is important and post some great resources if you want to research it or find others online with it to socialize.

http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Mental_Illnesses/Bipolar1/Resources_-_Bipolar_Disorder.htm

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_OSG

http://www.mdjunction.com/bipolar

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/bipolar_disorder_self_help.htm

If you know of any great resources or links please add below. I am thinking of doing a section of the blog where those things will be easy to access.

Always an ending side note.. please join me on all my social media sites… I can be fun sometimes or snarky or pity party time … you NEVER know lol.

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Well, we finally got a day of our very own: Sunday, March 30th, is the inaugural observation of World Bipolar Day, sponsored by the International Bipolar Foundation. The date was chosen because it’s the birthday of artist Vincent Van Gogh, who is said to have suffered from manic depression (although how they can diagnose it posthumously is beyond my understanding). It’s a day to raise awareness and—hopefully—begin to erase the stigma that surrounds bipolar disorder, and indeed ALL mental illnesses.

I hope my readers will join with me in commemorating this first-ever World Bipolar Day and maybe even start a dialogue with others who may not know a lot about this much-misunderstood illness. And while you’re at it, why not hug a bipolar you know and love? 🙂

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