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by Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm
Model Mentality

Model Mentality x Fountain House: Bipolar Disorder, Stigma, Communities of Color & Janell's Story


Model Mentality x Fountain House: 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.

Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with with Janell, a fountain house member, on how her mental health condition directly interfered with her freshman year of college, how she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the role of stigma in communities of color, and reconciling the diagnosis of bipolar disorder within herself and within her family.

Also be sure to catch our the next episode with Season 1 guest Melodie Monrose speaking with Janell in our Let’s Get Real format about mental health, culture and stigma.

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.

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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/


Episode 17

by Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm