There is a global need to educate and inform people about mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder. For this reason, the International Society Of Bipolar Disorders, the International Bipolar Foundation, and the Asian Network Bipolar Network come together every year on March 30 to raise awareness of bipolar disorder. World Bipolar Day is a holiday that allows for an open discussion on bipolar disorder so that people can show more sensitivity to those who have this mental health disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health issue with bouts of extreme mood shifts from depressive lows to manic highs. On World Bipolar Day, people living with this disorder have an opportunity to meet and connect with others who face the same challenge. These connections to others who understand bipolar disorder greatly help people to cope with this mental health condition. Also, people with bipolar disorder can access valuable and necessary resources to improve their quality of life. With heightened awareness, the social stigma of bipolar disorder gets eliminated, and people are accepted as they are. Baltimore Detox Center fully embraces and celebrates World Bipolar Day. If you have bipolar disorder, it may be beneficial for you to celebrate this holiday too.
Why Is World Bipolar Day Necessary?
Millions of Americans are affected by bipolar disorder. To eliminate any possible stigma of bipolar disorder, the following aspects of this mental health disorder need to be understood:
- Various elements can cause bipolar disorder. — Causes of bipolar disorder can range from life events to genetics. According to researchers, there is no single contributor associated with triggering this disorder in all patients.
- Bipolar disorder can interfere with every aspect of a person’s life. — It’s a bit difficult for some people to understand how this mental health disorder works or affects a person’s body. The truth is that the severity varies. Some people can carry on with their daily routines, while others may not be able to leave their houses.
- Bipolar disorder does not exist in a vacuum. — It is rare for people only to have bipolar disorder without other mental health issues.
- Support is essential as the condition can become life-threatening. — It is estimated that one out of every five people with bipolar disorder dies by suicide. The key to avoiding this type of tragedy is an open line of communication with others as a source of encouragement and support.
How Can I Get Involved with World Bipolar Day?
When someone with bipolar disorder is shown love and support, it becomes easier for them to remain positive and healthy. For example, at Baltimore Detox Center, we emphasize family therapy to ensure there is acceptance and tolerance towards a person with bipolar disorder.
If you are willing to participate in World Bipolar Day, you can:
- Post on social media pages and promote using the hashtag given by organizers of the day.
- Share a story highlighting how stigma can be dealt with and overcome. Or show how someone can live with bipolar disorder without being ashamed of it.
- You can share simple daily practices that help you to face your day with courage.
- You can help to promote World Bipolar Day events in your area.
Get Involved in World Bipolar Day with Baltimore Detox Center
Baltimore Detox Center in Baltimore, Maryland, understands that people with bipolar disorder need treatment to find a better way of living. We achieve this by offering partial hospitalization programs, inpatient programs, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. We also understand, emphasize, and teach family therapy. Contact us by calling 833.714.1575 or completing our online form, and our team will give you more information about bipolar disorder.