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March 30, 2014 is the first ever World Bipolar Day (WBD). The initiative is a collaborative effort from the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder, the International Bipolar Foundation (IBF) and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
World Bipolar Day is an educational initiative, and it is being held on Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday. Van Gogh was posthumously diagnosed as likely having bipolar disorder.
The goal of WBD is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders, eliminate social stigma and provide information about bipolar disorders that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.
Stigma is dangerous because it can impede early diagnosis and treatment. Although bipolar disorder is a recognized medical condition, like diabetes or heart disease, many places in the world do not recognize it as such.
The International Bipolar Foundation’s Call to Action for World Bipolar Day is that they are asking the general public to submit a photo with a message that says “I am…” and describe something about themselves, and who they are beyond their illness. On March 30th, the images will be displayed on Facebook, Twitter and IBF website. For more information, see International Bipolar Foundation’s website.
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and The Collaborative RESearch Team To Study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST-BD) are holding a live Tweetchat in honour of World Bipolar Day on March 30th between 1pm-2pmconcerning self-management practices for bipolar disorder with a panel of experts. Participants can join by using the hashtag #bipolarchat.
On March 31, 2014, CREST-BD is offering a live webinar, “Living Successfully with Bipolar Disorder” with Dr. Erin Michalak, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Sara Lapsley, Counsellor and Peer Researcher at CREST-BD from 2pm-3pm.
Disability claims can involve both physical and psychological illnesses. If you are unable to work as a result of a psychological condition and have questions about your long-term disability benefits, or your claim for long-term disability benefits has been denied, contact the lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates.
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