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Sydney Festival Blowing the Lid on Bipolar Stigma

World Bipolar Day is celebrated on March 30, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as having bipolar disorder.

By Georgia FreeTuesday 21 Mar 2023Hope DriveHealth and WellbeingReading Time: 1 minute

Mental illness, although becoming more talked about, still holds a lot of stigma – especially conditions that are highly misunderstood, like bipolar.

Bipolar Australia is working to change that – with the World Bipolar Day Community Festival, coming to Sydney this Sunday.

Bipolar Australia Founder and Executive Director Susana Bluwol joined Hope Drive to discuss what bipolar is, the common misconceptions and what people can expect at the festival.

Listen to Susana’s full interview on Hope Drive in the player above.

The World Bipolar Day Community Festival is being held at the University of Technology, Ultimo on Sunday 26 March. Register here to reserve your free ticket.