Oh boy — two of my favourite people, and I missed birthdays and extremely important posts.
I’ve been somewhere else lately. Kinda dark and scary. That’s why it’s so important for orgs like the International Bipolar Association, incredible people like Wendy, and possibly the best artist ever — Vincent.
Even if you aren’t a Dr. Who fan, watch the episode when the Dr. and Amy go and visit Vincent.
Thanks, Wendy, for letting folks know, and thanks even if you don’t know, for having a reblog button.
#WorldBipolarDay is celebrated on Vincent VanGogh’s Birthday, who is believed to have had #bipolar disorder.
This year’s #WorldBipolarDay “theme is “More Than A Diagnosis”, as we want to show the public that individuals who live with bipolar disorder are more than their diagnosis; they are capable of living full, successful lives, despite and in spite of their diagnosis.” – See more at: http://ibpf.org/wbdresources#sthash.TlZ5dveb.dpuf
I have bipolar disorder, formerly known as Manic Depression. It is characterized by periods of extreme highs and lows that interfere with some or all aspects of a persons life.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health there are an estimated 5.7 million people 18 and over and and 750,000 children in the US affected by this disorder.
The lows include extreme depression. Sadness most of the time, changes in sleep paterns, appetite and possibly weight. There is a feeling of worthlessness and guilt…
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