Bipolar disorder affects people around the world every day. Unfortunately, mental health stigmas can make it hard for people to understand, diagnose, and treat their bipolar disorder. This March, take the time to recognize World Bipolar Disorder Day. By raising bipolar disorder awareness, people are more likely to seek help through bipolar disorder treatment programs. These programs can help people understand their mood disorder and normalize its effects on their day-to-day life.
If you or a young man you know need support for bipolar disorder, or you want to learn more about World Bipolar Disorder Day, call Red Oak Recovery® now. Our holistic programs help men ages 18-30 living with bipolar disorder and other mood disorders as well as substance use disorder recovery. Call us now at 828.382.9699 to learn more about our experiential therapy and bipolar disorder treatment program in scenic Asheville, North Carolina.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extreme changes in mood, behavior, and thought patterns. As the name implies, those with bipolar disorder experience life from two extremes: manic episodes and depressive episodes. For many, living with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed bipolar disorder can be overwhelming. Understanding the range of bipolar disorder and treatment options can help people understand their own brain chemistry and behaviors.
There are three different types of bipolar disorder, which are as follows:
- Bipolar 1: Multiple manic and depressive episodes each year, or high energy, followed by depression.
- Bipolar 2: At least one manic and depressive episode a year.
- Cyclothymic disorder: This mild form of bipolar disorder presents with mood swings and less intense forms of mania and depression.
It can be challenging for loved ones to understand the life experience of someone with bipolar disorder. World Bipolar Disorder Day is just one way people can begin to understand this condition and realize it affects people across the world from all walks of life.
What Is World Bipolar Day?
Each March, World Bipolar Disorder Day is an international celebration to raise awareness about bipolar disorder. Celebrated each year on the late Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday, on March 30th, people across the globe gather to eliminate social stigmas around bipolar disorder. After his death, Van Gogh, famously known for paintings like “Starry Night,” was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For many, this helped explain his working style: manic painting often followed by deep depression. With Van Gogh as one face of bipolar disorder and World Bipolar Day, people can begin to recognize that, along with its challenges, many gifted and talented people live with bipolar disorder.
Holistic Bipolar Disorder Treatment Programs for Men in Asheville, North Carolina
If you or a young man in your life is living with bipolar disorder, take time this March to get involved with World Bipolar Disorder Day. By self-educating, raising awareness, and deepening conversations about bipolar disorder, you can help more people get the support they need for long and healthy lives with their condition. If you need support, know that the team at Asheville’s Red Oak Recovery® is here for you. Our holistic programs pair evidence-based therapy with alternative therapies for long-term healing. We specialize in helping young men ages 18-30 living with mood disorders, addiction, and disordered eating. Our programs include:
- Wilderness therapy
- Fitness therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Adventure therapy
- 12-step programs
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
With an emphasis on reconnecting with nature, no matter what you or a young man in your family is going through, Red Oak Recovery® is here to help.
Call Red Oak Recovery® Now to Learn More About Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Don’t let another March go by. Call Red Oak now at 828.382.9699 to learn more about our treatment options and get started with our bipolar disorder programs today.