World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day

Creating an Alliance of Awareness

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

Through international collaboration, WBD provides a platform for:

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

The official World Bipolar Day site provides more information including downloadable materials, photos from past events, and event registration. www.worldbipolarday.org

An Opportunity to Connect

For those living with bipolar disorder, WBD offers an opportunity to connect with others as well as assistance in gaining access to valuable resources and relationships that can improve their lives through treatment.

WBD’s ultimate goal is to inspire a global shift in thinking that will eliminate social stigma and promote acceptance.

We encourage you to organize, publicize, and attend local events. 

WBD is an excellent opportunity for us [ISBD members] to reach out to patients, families and advocacy groups to invite them to work together on this global project to sensitize and bring awareness to bipolar disorders. WBD is a platform to think global and act local – our vision will be attained with a motivated and strong local effort.” -- Manuel Sanchez de Carmona, ISBD President

 “I am so excited about this project and its message.  It is so important to educate the world and fight the stigma that is associated with mental illness.  Bipolar does not have to be scary. I am the face of Bipolar.  I am just like everyone else. With the right treatment plan, I am able to live a stable and happy life.” -- Christine Saenz, a patient and blogger