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Six Reasons and Ways To Celebrate World Bipolar Day With SADAG #BipolarStrong

Sunday, 24th March 2024

1. World Bipolar Day

This year, as we commemorate World Bipolar Day on Saturday, 30 March 2024, we find ourselves reflecting not only on the challenges faced by individuals with Bipolar Disorder but also on the incredible strength and resilience they demonstrate each day. We are reminded of the profound significance of World Bipolar Day, an occasion that not only raises awareness but also fosters understanding and support for those living with Bipolar Disorder worldwide.

"In recent years, it’s become far more fashionable to speak about the importance of caring for your Mental Health, but that doesn’t mean that the stigma around it has gone away. People are often surprised when I tell them I have Bipolar Disorder. They will say things such as, 'Oh wow! You seem so normal!’ I never know whether to feel complimented or insulted. My Mental Illness is never going to go away, it is a part of my future, but it is a future that I can manage and handle as a functional and capable person,” says SADAG Bipolar Support Group Member, Ally.

2. #BipolarStrong

In conjunction with World Bipolar Day, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is proud to stand alongside the global community in celebrating the theme of #BipolarStrong. This powerful hashtag summarises the unwavering determination and courage shown by individuals navigating the complexities of Bipolar Disorder. It serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us all that strength can be found even amid adversity. Being “Bipolar Strong” also means having the strength of empathy. Specifically, empathy for the people who need it the most. Break the stigma by showing others that having Bipolar Disorder is not something to be ashamed of!

Share your story this World Bipolar Day, write a post, share a supportive message, or record a short video, don't forget to tag SADAG (@theSADAG) and use the #BipolarStrong!


3. Launch of our Online Bipolar Disorder Toolkit with new Mood Diary

In celebration of World Bipolar Day, we have launched a brand new online Bipolar Toolkit with a Mental Health Mood Diary! By clicking here, a go-to guide on everything Bipolar related, this toolkit shares valuable resources including brochures, videos, helpful handouts and more which you can download and share.

A helpful new feature is the Mental Health Mood Diary which helps those living with Bipolar, to help track and monitor their mood patterns, triggers, lifestyle factors and your Mental Health. By using a Mood Diary alongside professional treatment and support, one can take an active role in managing Bipolar Disorder. Click here to access the Mood Diary.

"Gaining control over this Disorder allows you to continue living a meaningful life. Building awareness also builds hope and lets both those living with the Diagnosis, and those who support them, know that they are not alone," says Psychiatrist and SADAG Board Member, Dr Frans Korb.

4. SADAG Ask The Expert LIVE: Mastering Your Mood with the help of a Bipolar Mood Diary

Have you ever heard of a Mood Diary? Join us for an insightful Ask the Expert LIVE on Facebook aimed at empowering individuals with Bipolar Disorder to take control of their mood management journey. This LIVE will delve into the effective use of the Bipolar Mood Diary, a powerful tool designed to help individuals monitor their mood patterns, identify triggers, and track progress towards stability.

Join us this Wednesday the 27th of March at 1pm on our facebook page to find out more.

5. Webinar: Navigating Bipolar Disorder - Round Table Discussion. Wednesday 27 March 6:30pm

Join us on Wednesday 27 March at 6:30pm for a SADAG Support Group Leader Round Table Discussion focussing on Navigating Bipolar Disorder: Insights, Strategies, and Support.

During the webinar, our panel of SADAG Bipolar Support Group Leaders will share their expertise, lived experiences, and perspectives on managing Bipolar Disorder. From understanding the nuances of the condition to navigating treatment options and coping mechanisms, participants will gain invaluable knowledge to empower themselves and others in their journey towards wellness. Attend the webinar via Zoom or watch LIVE on our Facebook page.

▪ Register for the free Zoom Webinar by securing your seat via https://bit.ly/WorldBipolarDay2024Webinar
Click here to watch LIVE on our SADAG Facebook Page.

6. Free SADAG Bipolar Disorder Support Groups

Bipolar Disorder Support Groups are invaluable resources for individuals living with the Disorder, as well as for their family members and loved ones. Support Groups offer a safe space for sharing experiences, gaining knowledge, sharing coping skills and finding emotional support. To find out more about joining a face-to-face or online Support Group click here.

 Throughout the week leading up to the 30th of March, we will be celebrating World Bipolar Day, make sure to follow our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok) channels for more updates. We invite you to join us in honouring those living with Bipolar Disorder and spreading a message of hope and solidarity. Whether it's through sharing personal stories, participating in educational initiatives, or simply offering a listening ear to those in need, each of us has the power to make a difference.

Together, let us embrace the spirit of #BipolarStrong and reaffirm our commitment to supporting the Mental Health and well-being of all individuals, regardless of their struggles.

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