World Bipolar Day – Thursday 30 March 2017

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The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma.  Through international collaboration, the goal of World Bipolar Day is to bring the world population information about bipolar disorders that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.  Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe and different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time.  It is estimated that the global prevalence of bipolar disorder is between 1 and 2% and has been said to be as high as 5% and, according to the World Health Organization, is the 6th leading case of disability in the world.

There are many famous people who are affected by Bipolar Disorder including Russell Brand, Gail Porter, Britney Spears, Vincent Van Gogh, Catherine Zeta-Jones and  our very own president Stephen Fry.

If you or someone you know may need some support please contact us via email on office@doncastermind.org.uk or call 01302 812190 or alternatively see the “Understanding Bipolar Disorder” Booklet below.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder