World Bipolar Day Celebrates Rather Than Shuns The Mental Illness  

People around the world made World Bipolar Day a day set aside to raise awareness of the disorder and erase the stigmatism of mental illness.   

This year the annual event shined a light on the plight of nearly 2 percent of the world’s population living with the manic highs and dramatic lows in mood the disorder brings. It is held on the anniversary of the birth of Vincent Van Gogh because it is believed the famous painter suffered from the disorder.

Are you or someone you know suffering with bipolar disorder and haven’t been diagnosed?

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