Robert Chaen’s message on World Bipolar Day:

“Bipolar Disorder is…
Using your creative hypo-mania energy and depression struggle to create your best writing, speaking, acting, dancing, songs, masterpieces, designs, products, service, and contributing your art for the betterment of the world.”
~ Robert Chaen

30th March: Honoring Vincent Van Gogh on #WorldBipolarDay  #thisisbipolar

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“Take your broken heart and turn it into art” ~ Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia character in the Star Wars)

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What is World Bipolar Day (30th March)?
Source: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalBipolarFoundation/

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

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Self portrait by Vincent Van Gogh

 

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The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

WBD will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having a bipolar condition.

WBD is an initiative of International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) in collaboration with the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).

Theme: #thisisbipolar
Bipolar Disorder does not discriminate; the people affected by this illness are extremely diverse as are their symptoms, treatment, etc. Share how you are not a one-size-fits-all diagnosis of bipolar disorder this World Bipolar Day in an attempt to reduce stigma and help educate others on how many “versions” of bipolar disorder there are!

Get involved:
Are you hosting a World Bipolar Day event? Email agood@ibpf.org with the details for your event and we will advertise!

Are you a social media influencer or someone who wants to help promote World Bipolar Day and IBPF’s free educational programs? Email agood@ibpf.org to discuss ways to collaborate and spread awareness about bipolar disorder throughout the community!

Get social:
Post your photo or video with our hashtags #WorldBipolarDay and #thisisbipolar on each post you make on March 30th. Let’s get these hashtags trending!

Include @intlbipolar on Twitter and Instagram and @InternationalBipolarFoundation on Facebook!

Example messages to share:
I am ____(i.e.; creative. compassionate. thoughtful. resilient. a successful entrepeneur. capable. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay

I fight for stability and wellness by ____ (i.e. meditate. see a therapist. maintain a healthy diet. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay

Some days my best means just getting out of bed; other days I accomplish ____. #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay

I do ____ to support (someone living with bipolar disorder). #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay

The media shows people living with bipolar disorder as ____ (violent, dangerous, etc.) but in reality, we are ____ (misunderstood. kind. in need of support. more likely to be a victim of violence. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay

I may be affected by bipolar disorder but I continue to ____ (fight stigma. educate others on mental illness. use my creativity to create beautiful art. etc.) #thisisbipolar #WorldBipolarDay

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Bipolar Disorder category articles in this website:  https://robertchaen.com/category/personality-disorders/bipolar-disorder-bd/

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1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder. My Bipolar Disorder Story

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Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and 13 other Celebrities speak honestly about their mental health battles

 

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Famous People With Bipolar Disorder – a Word Cloud by Robert Chaen

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Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder Book Review by Robert Chaen

Some highlighted concepts are:
BD Triggers: Triggers can override all meds.
The Bipolar Conversation
Types of Bipolar Disorder: I, II, III, Cyclothymia, Hyperthymia
Treat Bipolar Disorder FIRST!

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Living with Marilyn Monroe’s Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

Marilyn Monroe was searching for ‘Mr. Perfect’ and ‘Mr. Right’which there are none on Earth. Her self esteem was based on her ultra sex appeal, looks and body. She had major identity issues. So when she lost a bit of the glamour and she got older and less beautiful she got depressed.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was known to affect Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox (Transformers), Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears

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4 Myths About Mental Health in US: What we get wrong

by Francesca Fiorentini

Myth #1: Mental illness is rare.
Actually 1 in 4 adults experiences mental illness every year.

Myth #2: They can find help.
90 million Americans are without easy access.

Myth #3: The mentally ill are violent.
Tragedies, like Andreas Lubitz of Germanwings plane who locked the captain out and crashed the plane with the loss of 150 lives, inaccurately highlight that mentally ill were violent or mass murders.
Only 3-5% of violent acts are committed by people with serious mental illness.
Out of the 38,000 people who committed suicide each year, it is estimated that 90% have had a mentally illness.

Myth #4: It’s too expensive to fix.
In reality taxpayers actually end up paying more for the CONSEQUENCES of mental illness than they would for preventive treatment.

For every $2k-$3k on treatment = $50,000 saved on incarceration costs.

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21 Celebrities Sharing their Health Issues to End Stigma and related Helplines

Demi Lovato:  suicidal, Bipolar disorder is often a more severe side of depression        Suicidal helplines
Prince Harry: mental health

Lady Gaga: PTSD
Selena Gomez: Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease
Jim Carrey:  depression
Tom Hanks:  Type 2 Diabetes
Julianne Hough: endometriosis (painful period)
Lena Dunham: OCD, anxiety, depression       OCD helplines
Cara Delevingne: depression, suicidal       National Suicide Hotline
Brooke Shields:  postpartum depression       Fertility Lifelines (1-866-538-7879)
Michael J. Fox:  Parkinson’s disease     research foundation
Rene Russo:  bipolar and depression, “Exercise and diet are important”
Michael Douglas:  tongue and throat cancer
Catherine Zeta-Jones:  bipolar disorder and depression
Paula Deen:  agoraphobia, a mental disorder that makes you afraid to leave the house
Emma Thompson:  depression, working and writing helped bring her out of it
Hayden Panettiere:   postpartum depression, she thinks the best remedy is to talk openly about it
Padma Lakshmi:  endometriosis, a reproductive disorder that can often cause uterine and ovarian cysts and extreme pain around one’s period       endometriosis awareness
Robin Roberts:  Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a rare type of blood cancer
Brittany Snow:  anorexia       National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Carrie Fisher:  manic depression (bipolar disorder), anxiety and alcoholism
Read full article by Ally Hirschlag:


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Are you sure you have OCD? With Katy Yelland and Host Robert Chaen, MoVsha Influencers Show

Option A: Watch Facebook video: https://tinyurl.com/y4755vdg
Option B: Watch YouTube video: https://tinyurl.com/y5hdjfby
1 in 100 people have OCD.
It takes an average of 14-17 years before someone gets diagnosed and treated for OCD.
But are you really sure you have OCD?
Guest: Katy Yelland (UK); https://monkeyminds.blog/


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Published: 30th March 2019 (on World Bipolar Day)
Updated: 31st March 2019. 

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