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by Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm
Model Mentality

Let's Get Real: Janell and Melodie Monrose on Mental Health and Communities of Color


Model Mentality x Fountain House: Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Janell, a Fountain House member who spoke during our last episode on bipolar disorder and stigma, and Melodie Monrose, a fashion model and season 1 guest as they speak on mental health and communities of color, normalizing mental health in black or brown communities, the role of fountain house in her life, choosing providers that she can relate to and more.

Today’s episode was created in collaboration with Fountain House. Fountain house is a national mental health nonprofit fighting to improve health, increase opportunity, and end social and economic isolation for people living with serious mental illness.

Please note that the contents of Model Mentality are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on Model Mentality.

As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.

The views and opinions expressed by guests of the podcast are those of each individual guest and do not reflect the views and opinions of Mind Studios or Dr. Allie Sharma and do not constitute an endorsement of such views and opinions.

Thank you for listening to Model Mentality.  Model Mentality is brought to you by Mind Studios.


Fountain House: https://fountainhouse.org/

Collage Re-entry Program: https://collegereentry.org/

Bipolar Disorder Resources from the NIMH: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/

Follow Melodie Monrose on Instagram @melodiemonrose

Follow Fountain House on Instagram @fountainhouse 

Recommended Resources for BIPOC Mental Health from the Mental Health Coalition: https://www.thementalhealthcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/BIPOC-MENTAL-HEALTH_45.pdf


Episode 18

by Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm