World Bipolar Day – March 30 – Happy Birthday, Van Gogh!


My neighbour is Vincent van Gogh’s great great great great niece – I am not sure the number of greats is correct … 1890 till 1950something … I’ll have to ask her.

So. WBD. Anything happening around and about it in your neck of the woods?

Should someone be making cakes? 😉

Kitt’s post is great – and enormously and exponentially more useful than mine lol.

If adding an image works, this one is for Kitt …

Originally posted on Kitt O'Malley:

World Bipolar Day March 30World Bipolar Day (WBD) will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. [I’m not so sure you can accurately diagnose a dead guy. But, hey, I love Van Gogh’s work, so I’ll gladly take him as a member of our tribe.]

Vincent Van Gogh Portrait de l'artiste en 1889 huile sur toile H. 0.65 ; L. 0.542 musée d'Orsay, Paris, France ©photo musée d'Orsay / rmnVincent Van Gogh, Portrait de l’artiste, en 1889
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
©photo Musée d’Orsay / rmn

The vision of WBD is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and 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.

via World Bipolar Day – The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).

World Bipolar Day was created by the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (

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