World Bipolar Day is observed every year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent van Gogh, one of history’s most influential painters. Van Gogh himself is believed to have had bipolar disorder, having been diagnosed posthumously. Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes intense mood swings, including extreme bouts of mania and severe depressive episodes. Bipolar disorder can be disruptive and distressing, both for those living with the disorder and their loved ones. However, the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be effectively managed in a bipolar disorder treatment program through medication and counseling.
If you or a loved one are showing symptoms of bipolar disorder, timely diagnosis and treatment are essential for recovery. On World Bipolar Day 2022, Atlanta Center for Mental Health has resources available to learn more about bipolar disorder and even begin treatment. Support those who live with bipolar disorder by educating yourself today, and if you or a loved one could benefit from a bipolar treatment program, call 833.625.0458.
The Importance of Bipolar Awareness Day
National Bipolar Day is a day for care, education, and awareness. Bipolar disorder is often stigmatized and poorly understood as other mental health disorders. Those with bipolar disorder may feel stereotyped and unable to express their experiences. However, people you know could be seeking treatment for bipolar disorder or could be living undiagnosed. Bipolar Awareness Day helps remove the stigma surrounding mental health conversations. It allows people living with the disorder to share their stories and form supportive bonds with others.
The support you provide to a loved one can also make a life-changing difference. Bipolar disorder can be destabilizing and difficult to manage on your own. If those living with bipolar disorder go undiagnosed and never access the care they need, they can wreak havoc within their own lives or even end up harming themselves. Support, treatment, and timely diagnosis can prevent the most severe effects of bipolar disorder and allow those with the disorder to manage their symptoms effectively.
How to Observe World Bipolar Day 2022
Bipolar Awareness Day offers a chance to support those living with bipolar disorder, remove the stigma surrounding it, and educate yourself on how you can help. You can work to raise bipolar awareness by:
- Helping a friend seek treatment
- Talking openly and honestly about your experiences with bipolar disorder
- Sharing information about World Bipolar Day 2022 on social media
- Attending walks and fundraisers
- Learning how to explain bipolar disorder to a friend or family member
- Wearing a ribbon to show solidarity
Ending the stigma and discomfort around mental health topics can begin with you. By showing your support, having your story be heard, and opening tough conversations, we can create a healthy and positive culture surrounding mental health, and you may even help someone in your life find treatment.
Learn More About Bipolar Disorder Awareness With Atlanta Center for Mental Health
If you or a loved one have bipolar disorder, you can find relief with Atlanta Center for Mental Health. Through a combination of counseling, medication, and other evidence-based practices, we have helped thousands of Atlanta area residents regain stability in their lives. Some of the therapies we offer include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy program
Our qualified and compassionate staff have years of experience treating and educating about bipolar disorder. Through treatment, you or your loved one will learn more about the disorder and be equipped with healthy coping skills to deal with its accompanying symptoms. To learn more about bipolar disorder and your available treatment options, call Atlanta Center for Mental Health 833.625.0458 or fill out our online contact form.