World Bipolar Day - March 30
Sat, Mar 30, 2024

World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to raising awareness of bipolar disorder. It is a mental illness that literally divides a person’s personality into two halves. The patient often experiences mood swings, from upbeat energy to deep depression and even outbursts of aggression. The holiday is celebrated every year on March 30.


For the establishment of World Bipolar Day we have to thank the organization ISBD, which cooperates with the international foundation IBPF and deals with problems related to bipolar disorder. With its help, new research is financed and organized, experiments are conducted, and various information campaigns are organized. People need to know more about this disease and not turn away from sick people, thinking they are “crazy” and “dangerous.

The date of birth of the famous artist Van Gogh – March 30, 1853 – was chosen as the day of celebration. He was diagnosed with this mental disorder, yet he continued to create. Today his paintings are very popular all over the world. As the artist himself said: “The biggest difficulties arise at the beginning, but if you don’t lose heart, everything will be all right from here.

Interesting facts

  • According to the WHO, there are more than 60 million people worldwide with bipolar disorder.
  • The exact causes of the disease have not been identified, but it can be triggered by stress, nervous tension and other neurological problems.
  • The most effective methods of treatment are the simultaneous use of full consultation with a psychologist and medication.

How to celebrate

Learn more about bipolar disorder this day. What famous people besides Van Gogh suffered from it?

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they or their relatives/acquaintances suffer from bipolar disorder. How do they deal with it?

When is World Bipolar Day celebrated in 2024?

World Bipolar Day is observed on March 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday March 30 2024
Sunday March 30 2025