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Model Mentality

By Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm
Join Dr. Allie Sharma, a psychiatrist and mental health advocate, and Bridget Malcolm, an international fashion model, as they open up the dialogue on mental health one conversation at a time. Episodes are released on the first Thursday of each month.

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Wellness, Beauty and the Importance of Mental Health with a Fellow Podcaster: Kylie Vonnahme
Kylie Vonnahme is a Texas born fashion model and podcast co-host of “The Not So Simple Life”, who currently resides in New York City Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Kylie as they speak on her modeling career, struggles with body image and body weight, her shift towards wellness and health, and her journey towards becoming a podcast co-host! Kylie moved to NYC at 17 years old to pursue her modeling career while also attending Pace University for business management. Since then Kylie has walked the runways for designers including Versace, Chanel & Alexander Wang and starred in campaigns for major beauty brands such as Maybelline, Nars & Pat McGrath. She can also be seen gracing the covers of top International fashion publications including Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Maxim, Issue, Marie Claire & more. Kylie is signed with Women Management in New York. In addition to modeling, Kylie is also the co-host of “The Not So Simple Life”, a wellness & beauty podcast Kylie founded with fellow model Sophie Longford. Together these fashion models and wellness fanatics are joined by some major guests and talk about wellness tips, beauty hacks, fashion, business, and everything in between. As a dog mom, she is a passionate advocate for animals who uses her platform to raise awareness around this topic. At 24 years old she feels that she has only just begun in her ever evolving career. We hope you enjoy this episode. 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. Links: Follow Kylie on IG @kylievonnahme Follow her podcast on IG @thenotsosimplelifepodcast
35:39
May 05, 2022
Sports, Modeling & the Power of Opening Up: Kenny Sale (Masculinity and Mental Health Series!)
Kenny Sale is an American model, actor and former semi-professional and professional indoor soccer player. Listen to Dr. Allie and guest co-host Kai Braden in conversation with Kenny Sale as they speak on sport and modeling, being a good man, traditional stereotypes of masculinity and the power of opening up about sexual violence. Kenny Sale lives in New York City and used to play semi-professional and professional indoor soccer before he began his modeling career. He’s worked with brands such as American Eagle, Zara, Target, Philip Plein, Nike, Charlie XCX, Ermanno Scvervino, Alex Morgan, and many others. When he’s not working, he fills his time with soccer, chess, and personal projects. This episode is part of our Masculinity and Mental Health series.  Kai Braden is a model and actor and a recent guest on Model Mentality. We hope you enjoy this episode. 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. Links: Follow Kenny on IG @kennysale Model Alliance RESPECT Program: modelalliance.org/respect or follow @modelallianceny Follow Kai on IG @kaibraden Let's Get Clinical References: Ingram KM et al., ‘Longitudinal associations between features of toxic masculinity and bystander willingness to intervene in bullying among middle school boys’. Journal of School Psychology. Volume 77, 2019: Pages 139-151.
50:24
April 07, 2022
Breaking Free from Expectations, Faith & Vulnerability as Strength: Andrew Hayden Kang (Masculinity and Mental Health Series!)
Andrew Hayden Kang is an Asian-American actor, model, and fitness professional who was raised in New York City.  Listen to Dr. Allie and guest co-host Kai Braden in conversation with Andrew Hayden Kang as they speak on his career path and breaking free from expectations, healing from a traumatic experience in the workplace, the role of faith, vulnerability as a strength and an ideal quality for masculinity and more. With his combined experience in modeling, fitness, and business, he is now residing in Los Angeles fully pursuing acting in TV and Film. He has a Bachelor ’s degree in Business Management and has over 6 years of consulting experience with a global firm. He is also a Men's Physique bodybuilding competitor and holds a professional title in 2x federations and is a Certified fitness instructor. Andrew’s modeling career spanned from working with clients such as Nike, Reebok, Equinox, Lifetime, and more. This episode is part of our Masculinity and Mental Health series.  Kai Braden is a model and actor and a recent guest on Model Mentality. We hope you enjoy this episode. 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. Links: Follow Andrew on all social media @andrewhaydenkang Website: www.andrewhhaydenkang.com Follow Kai on IG @kaibraden
48:04
March 03, 2022
Emotions as an Athlete & Masculinity as Integrity: Nick Denbeigh (Masculinity and Mental Health Series!)
Nick Denbeigh is an American Film, Television, Commercial Actor, Model and former Athlete.  Listen to Dr. Allie and guest co-host Kai Braden in conversation with Nick Denbeigh as they speak on emotions as an athlete, working in the modeling industry, traditional stereotypes of masculinity and how this may serve as a barrier to getting help, masculinity as integrity and more. Nick is best known for his leading roles in feature films as well as his campaigns for a number of international leading brands including Call Of Duty: MW, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Old Navy, Apple, Toyota, Hyundai, Verizon, and Disney.  This episode is part of our Masculinity and Mental Health series.  Kai Braden is a model and actor and a recent guest on Model Mentality.  We hope you enjoy this episode. 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. Links: Follow Nick on all social media @nickdenbeigh Website: www.nickdenbeigh.com Shilo's War film: https://youtu.be/_BKtpIYdHQo  Undeniable Goods: www.undgoods.com EVRYMAN: @_evryman_  [men's peer groups] Model Alliance Support Page: modelalliance.org/support or follow @modelallianceny Follow Kai on IG @kaibraden
55:27
February 03, 2022
Recognizing Anxiety, Reflecting on Relationships & Working in Psychiatry: Heide Lindgren
Heide Lindgren has been a model since the age of 13, is currently a psych tech in Boise, Idaho after completing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, and grew up in Boca Raton, FL. She moved to New York and worked with Muse Models which then led to Guess campaigns, and then to the cover of GQ. She later co-founded Models 4 Water and raised money to drill water wells in Burkina Faso. She’s also involved with two initiatives in Haiti one called REBUILD Globally, where she sits on their Board of Directors, and Deux Mains Designs, an ethical fashion brand. Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Heide about recognizing anxiety, working as a psych tech, reflections on relationships and much more! 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. Links: Follow Heide on Instagram @heide_lindgren Website: heidelindgren.com Her blog: spaceforanything.com Rebuild Globally: https://rebuildglobally.org/ Deux Mains: https://deuxmains.com/ References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: NIMH: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health
43:29
January 06, 2022
Cultural Identity, Trauma & Mental Fitness from a Male Model and Actor: Kai Braden
The following episode contains content on sexual violence that some listeners may find disturbing. Discretion is advised. Kai Braden is an actor, model, and a San Francisco native based in NYC and LA.  Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Kai as they discuss his cultural identity, a traumatic experience of sexual assault in the beginning phase of his modeling career, and the importance of mental fitness. As an actor, some of Kai’s roles include television shows such as “Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix), “Revenge” (ABC), “90210” (CW), and “General Hospital″ (ABC), national commercials for Crocs, Nivea, Toyota, and Dunkin Donuts, and international music videos for Katy Perry, Tata Young, and A-Mei.  As a Model with Wilhelmina as his first agency, Kai also has representation worldwide. His career has taken him around the globe to work with such clients as Men’s Health Magazine, J.Crew, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Nike, 7 For All Mankind, Lululemon, Gillette, and Samsung.  As a highly-certified and versatile Fitness Coach, Kai teaches on-demand classes for multiple virtual platforms. His coaching experience includes CrossFit and Orangetheory, with a foundation in Olympic Taekwondo. Kai’s action training compliments his work in entertainment. He also has a television production degree from Pepperdine University and serves on the Leadership Council of the labor rights nonprofit, The Model Alliance. 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. Links: IG @kaibraden @asian_cinema_entertainment @modelallianceny Website: https://www.kaibraden.com/ The Advocate Article: https://www.advocate.com/people/2018/7/19/exclusive-male-models-accuse-photographer-rick-day-sexual-assault References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: Dube SR, Anda RF. Whitfield CL et al. Long term consequences of childhood sexual abuse by gender of victim. Am J Prev Med. 2005; 28: 430-438. 
45:35
December 02, 2021
Workplace Sexual Violence and Healing from a ‘Broken Heart’: The Story of Carré Otis
The following episode contains content on sexual violence that some listeners may find disturbing. Discretion is advised. Carré Otis is a supermodel, survivor and author. Carré appeared in campaigns for Guess and Calvin Klein and on the American and International covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire & others. Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Carré about her early childhood, trauma and mental health, her path to healing, and more recently her public disclosures. Carré was 17 when she was scouted and then sent from New York to Paris to live with former President of Elite Europe Gérald Marie, who repeatedly raped her. Carré recently traveled to Paris where she and a dozen other survivors testified against Marie. Carré also recently filed a civil case in New York before the state’s Child Victims Act look-back window closed. Carré, a longtime member of the Model Alliance Leadership Council, still models and is currently represented by Iconic Focus Models, an all women-owned agency. **Certain topics discussed in this episode are the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation and civil litigation. The statements and claims expressed by our guests are their own.  Model Mentality and Mind Studios LLC makes no representation or warranties related to the truthfulness or veracity of any of its guests’ statements and claims, including as they may relate to any ongoing criminal investigation or civil litigation.** 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. Links: Follow Carré Otis on IG @iamcarreotis.  References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: World Health Organization (WHO). Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2013.
56:59
November 04, 2021
On Emotional Well-being and Radical Self-Acceptance: Karen Elson
Today on the podcast we have with us Renowned English model Karen Elson who has walked runways for everyone from Alexander McQueen to Chanel, Valentino, and Gucci, been the face of countless campaigns and graced magazine covers shot by leading photographers around the Globe. Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm speak with Karen on her journey with an eating disorder, emotional well-being and how she has come to a place of radical self-acceptance. In addition to being a model, Karen’s blossoming music career has seen the release of two full-length albums, The Ghost Who Walks and Double Roses, securing Elson’s position as a tour de force in the worlds of fashion and entertainment over her two decade-long career. 2020 saw the release of her first EP, Radio Redhead, Vol. 1, and book ‘The Red Flame’ with Rizzoli Publishing. She can currently be seen as the face of Moschino Resort 2022 while being a leading advocate for model rights in the workplace. Her latest song, the electric “Lightning Strikes,” was co-written and produced alongside the award-winning musical duo of Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk and is a taste of what’s to come from Karen’s forthcoming third full title release, signaling a new era for her as well as direction in sound. 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. Links: Follow Karen Elson on IG @misskarenelson or on her website www.karenelson.com References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: Garner DM, Garfinkel PE, Schwartz D and Thompson M. (1980). Cultural expectations of thinness in women. Psychological Reports, 47, 483-491. Model Health Inquiry (2007): https://www.britishfashioncouncil.co.uk/uploads/files/1/The%20Report%20of%20the%20Model%20Health%20Inquiry,%20September%202007.pdf
59:37
October 07, 2021
A Young Model on Social Development, Bulimia, Control and Substances: Dylan Lynch
Dylan Lynch is a former model who began modeling and the age of 10 and was represented by Ford Models SF and LA, Milk Management London and Next Models Worldwide.  Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Dylan Lynch as they reflect on her early social development and modeling, her eating disorder, and substance use disorder and how control has been a central theme.  Dylan worked for brands including Abercrombie and Fitch, Pottery Barn, Nordstrom’s, Levi’s, O’Neill, Sephora, Givenchy, Selfridges, and more until the age of 19 when she retired and attended NYU University.  She recently received a degree in Sports Law and Psychology, and is currently working on social and digital media for the New York Jets. Through personal experience and past struggles with and eating disorder-bulimia nervosa, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse disorder, she plans to combine her work in Sports and her passion for recovery to work towards reducing mental health and recovery stigma for professional athletes. 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. Links: Follow Dylan Lynch on IG @dylanlynch_2 
54:44
September 16, 2021
Model Mentality x Fountain House: Krystal and Bridget on Substance Use and Recovery
Listen to Bridget Malcolm and Dr. Allie in conversation with with Krystal, a Fountain House member, on mental health, substance use, recovery and how for Krystal, Fountain House has been an invaluable partner through her recovery. 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. 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. Links: Fountain House: https://fountainhouse.org/ References for the Let's Get Clinical segment: Centers for Disease Control. CDC. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2019. MMWR Suppl 2020;69(1):1-83. Centers for Disease Control. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/substance-use/index.htm#1
40:42
August 26, 2021
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. Links: 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
17:58
August 12, 2021
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. 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. Links: 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/
32:02
July 29, 2021
Let's Get Real: What Exactly is Anxiety Anyway?
Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm as they reflect on their conversation with Clara McGregor from the previous episode, and as they speak on their takeaways, what anxiety is, the difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder, when and how to get help and more! 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.
21:35
July 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: Bridget Malcolm on Going Viral, and 'The Why' Behind Speaking Up
Catch this bonus conversation with Dr. Allie interviewing her co-host Bridget Malcolm about going viral on Tik Tok, opening up about mental health, why she's speaking up, and more.  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. Links: Follow Bridget Malcolm on Instagram @bridgetmalcolm.
15:49
July 13, 2021
Anxiety, An Abusive Relationship and Xanax Addiction: The Perspective of Clara McGregor
Clara McGregor is an actress, producer and model and the oldest of Ewan McGregor's four daughters.  She studied photography at NYU and is most proud of starting her own production company called Deux Dames Entertainment. Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Clara McGregor as they speak about her anxiety starting in early childhood, her family life and modeling career, an abusive relationship and recovering from Xanax addiction. 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. Links: Follow Clara McGregor on IG @claramcgregor References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: Ghandour RM, Sherman LJ, Vladutiu CJ, Ali MM, Lynch SE, Bitsko RH, Blumberg SJ. Prevalence and treatment of depression, anxiety, and conduct problems in U.S. children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2018.
58:46
July 01, 2021
Let's Get Real: Culture, Emotions and Recognizing Signs
Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm as they reflect on their conversation with Pamela Bell from the previous episode, and as they speak on their takeaways, emotional health, communication within a family as a daughter and as a mother with Bridget and Pamela, and more!   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. References: - Dr. Allie referenced @drbeckyathome on IG who is now at the IG handle @drbeckyatgoodinside. - The Mental Health Coalition: Follow on IG @mentalhealthcoalition - The Mood Meter by Dr. Mark Brackett: Follow on IG @themoodmeter
40:07
June 17, 2021
Family Life to Suicide Prevention: A Conversation About Kate Spade, Advocacy & the Mental Health Coalition with Pamela Bell
Pamela Bell is an entrepreneur, founding partner of the global, iconic brands Kate Spade and Jack Spade, founder of Prinkshop, and co-founder, creative partner and board member in Kenneth Cole’s Mental Health Coalition. Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Pamela Bell as they speak about her earlier family life and mental health, her partnership with Kate Spade who tragically died by suicide, and her work with the Mental Health Coalition. Pamela Bell founded Prinkshop to prove a model she calls “creative capitalism”, which creates advocacy graphics for our most pressing social issues and then translates them on to products that allow customers to wear what they care about. An entrepreneur from the start of her career,  Pamela was a founding partner of the global, iconic brands Kate Spade and Jack Spade. Pamela, Kate, Elyce Arons and Andy Spade started the business from her jeep and their loft in Tribeca. Her role there included leading and following, depending on the year, and spanned the scope of production management, retail store development, e-commerce, merchandising, multiple product global licensing, and retail design & roll-out, product development and merchandising. She co-founded the Bowery Arts Project and also sits on the Board of The American Theatre Wing, and is a Tony Voter. She is also a Disruptor Fellow at The Disruptor Awards, a member of the CFDA, served a 5 year term as a board member of Parsons and is a newly appointed Lang Center Innovation Fellow at The Columbia University School of Business. As a passionate supporter of Mental Health care for all, Pamela Joined Kenneth as a co-founder, creative partner and board member in the movement to destigmatize Mental Health Issues July, 2019 to form The Mental Health Coalition which was announced in October 2019 and officially launched May 15th, 2020. 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. Links: Mental Health Coalition: IG @mentalhealthcoalition; website: https://thementalhealthcoalition.org/; Resources: https://thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources/ References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): https://afsp.org/ Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/suicide/facts/index.html;  National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/ (NIMH) Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
36:39
June 03, 2021
Let's Get Real: Alcohol and Recovery
Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm as they reflect on their conversation with Natasha Silver Bell, and as they speak on alcohol and recovery. 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. Thank you for listening to Model Mentality.  Model Mentality is brought to you by Mind Studios. Links: Follow Mind Studios on Instagram @mindstudiosny or www.mind-studios.com. Follow Model Mentality on Instagram @modelmentality. References: DSM 5: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Substance-Related and Addictive Sisorders. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.).
30:11
May 20, 2021
Substance Use, Recovery and Coaching: Natasha Silver Bell
Natasha Silver Bell is a former model and founder of SilverBell Coaching, a coaching service that provides discreet emotional and behavioral support, through comprehensive strategies, for eating disorders, mental health disorders and substance abuse. Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Natasha Silver Bell as they speak about her experience with Substance Use, Recovery and Coaching. Natasha started modeling at the age of 16 and was signed with Ford Models. She has worked internationally and with brands like Valentino, Hermes, and Etro. Natasha has more than a decade of experience working in the field of addiction and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. Natasha understands firsthand the importance of creating a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental environment in which healing can happen. Her own recovery is what set her on the path to developing SilverBell Coaching and her life in service. She is a single mom residing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan raising her three teenage children. She’s an active philanthropist, a yoga and meditation practitioner, and an avid reader.  In addition to the transformative work at SilverBell Coaching, Natasha is a co-founder at Due North Quest and recently co-founded Youth Prevention Mentors (YPM). 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. Links: SilverBell Coaching: https://silverbellcoaching.com/ References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://www.drugabuse.gov/
48:14
May 06, 2021
Emotions, Substances and Sobriety: The Untold Story of Jolie Jones
Jolie Jones is an American actress, producer, singer, and author and a former fashion model best known for her work as one of the first black models to be featured on the covers of magazines in the late 1960’s including Seventeen, and Mademoiselle. Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Jolie Jones as as she opens up on the untold story of Emotions, Substances and Sobriety. Jolie is a trailblazer in the modeling world and she is the daughter of legendary Quincy Jones. Since that time, Jolie has lived many lives and her career spans from the early days of modeling, acting, singing and becoming a mother to now being an artist and a grandmother. Jolie has decided to come onto this podcast to publicly disclose her lifelong battle with substances and alcohol.  Since she started modeling in her teens, using substances such as speed, prescription pills, and alcohol became a way of life which allowed her to escape from herself. And upon reflection, she hopes that by sharing her story, she can help educate young people on healthier ways to cope with stress and emotions. 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. Links: Follow Jolie at www.joliejones.com Follow Mind Studios on Instagram @mindstudiosny and @ModelMentality and www.mind-studios.com References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: World Health Organization, Fact Sheet on Alcohol: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/alcohol National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-health/alcohol-use-disorder
01:13:18
December 03, 2020
The Life Journey of an 80’s Supermodel and Reflections on Finding Fulfillment, Skin-picking, and Marijuana: Carine Holties
Carine Holties is a supermodel from the 80’s who is best known for walking the runways for Donna Karen, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Azzedine Alaia and more. Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Carine Holties as they speak on her modeling career and her career trajectory after modeling, and two specific mental health topics: skin-picking and marijuana abuse both which served as means to cope with anxiety and stress during her early years. Carine was scouted in Amsterdam in her teens and eventually came to New York City where her modeling career took off.  She graced the covers of magazine such as Harpers, Cosmopolitan and Vogue.  In her late 20’s she decided to leave her modeling career behind and move back to the Netherlands. Since then she has embarked on a career as a news anchor, she became a mother and is now an artist and ceramicist. She is most proud of graduating from the esteemed Rietveld Art Academy at age 50, raising two incredible daughters, and trusting the universe. This episode is part of our post-modelism series on looking at life after modeling.  We hope you enjoy this episode. 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. Links: Follow Mind Studios on Instagram @mindstudiosny or www.mind-studios.com References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC Arnold LM, Auchenbach MB, McElroy SL. Psychogenic excoriation. Clinical features, proposed diagnostic criteria, epidemiology and approaches to treatment. CNS Drugs. 2001;15(5):351–359. Monitoring the Future survey https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future U.S. National Institute of Drug Abuse https://www.drugabuse.gov/
01:18:11
November 12, 2020
"Plus-size" Modeling, Motherhood, Lupus and Her Journey to a Healthier way of Living: Robyn Lawley
Robyn Lawley is an international fashion model who has been modeling for over a decade and was the first "plus-sized" model ever to appear both in the pages of Sports Illustrated and on the cover of an Australian publication.   Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Robyn Lawley as they speak about her experience as a "plus-sized" model, on being a mother, on her diagnosis of Lupus and on her journey to a healthier way of living. Robyn is originally from Australia and has been on the cover of Italian Vogue, French Elle and Australia’s Madison magazine, and has appeared in ads for Ralph Lauren, Calzedonia, H&M and Mango. 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. Links:  Follow Robyn Lawley on Instagram @robynlawley. Follow Mind Studios on Instagram @mindstudiosny or www.mind-studios.com References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Lupus https://www.cdc.gov/lupus/facts/detailed.html#symptoms Helmick CG, Felson DT, Lawrence RC, et al. Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States: Part I. Arthritis Rheum. 2008;58(1):15–25. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on Chronic Illness and Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/chronic-illness-mental-health/index.shtml WHO on Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases https://www.who.int/activities/preventing-noncommunicable-diseases/
58:29
October 29, 2020
Dougie Joseph on Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Avoiding Alcohol
Douglas Joseph, or Dougie as he is known to friends, is an Australian male model, who was scouted at age 21 and whose career has taken him on the runway with Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss, as well as shooting for Brooks Brothers.   Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Dougie as they speak about his experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Avoiding Alcohol. At the age of 19, Dougie was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. From his high school days, Dougie has experienced how all-consuming his anxiety disorder can be. With Dougie, we explore in depth how his anxiety has affected him and his realization that alcohol use makes him more vulnerable. 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.  Links: Follow Dougie Joseph on Instagram @dougiejoseph.  References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment:  - American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC  - Harvard Medical School, 2007. National Comorbidity Survey (NCS). (2017, August 21). Retrieved from https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs/index.php. Data Table 1: Lifetime prevalence DSM-IV/WMH-CIDI disorders by sex and cohort.  - Tully PJ, Cosh SM, Baune BT. "A review of the affects of worry and generalized anxiety disorder upon cardiovascular health and coronary heart disease." Psychol Health Med. 2013;18(6):627.⁠
01:26:22
October 15, 2020
On Choosing Herself and Speaking up about an Abusive Relationship, an Eating Disorder and a Period of Darkness: Nadine Leopold
Nadine Leopold is a fashion model who earlier this year created a podcast called “I choose Me” (https://link.chtbl.com/ichooseme), centered around sharing stories of empowerment and transformation. Her podcast was born from her personal mental health experiences.  Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Nadine Leopold On Choosing Herself and Speaking up about an Abusive Relationship, an Eating Disorder and a Period of Darkness. Nadine is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret – appearing in the Valentine’s day campaign, as well as walking their show in 2017 and 2018. She has appeared on the cover of French and German Glamour, as well as walking for the Jacquemus show. 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. Links: Follow Nadine Leopold on Instagram @nadineleopold. Her website is Nadineleopold.org. Podcast 'I Choose Me' https://link.chtbl.com/ichooseme References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Fact sheet: Understanding bullying. Retrieved June 17, 2016, from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-factsheet508.pdf  D'Onofrio B, Emery R. Parental divorce or separation and children's mental health. World Psychiatry. 2019;18(1):100-101.  https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/abuse-trauma-and-mental-health
56:08
October 01, 2020
Opening up on Modeling, Body Image and Identity: Emily DiDonato
Emily DiDonato is a fashion model best known for her work as the face of Maybelline, a role she has had for ten years. Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Emily DiDonato as she opens up on modeling, body image, and identity.  She, like many other people, has gone through a process to accept her body and settle into a life that holds her accountable to a healthier way of living. Emily's career has taken her from Maybelline, to the pages of Sports Illustrated, to the runway for brands like Chanel and Balmain, and onto the covers of many magazines including Vogue and Elle. What you may not know is that when Emily moved to New York ten years ago at the age of 18, she was told by modeling agencies that she was too curvy and athletic to model. At that point, Emily resorted to extreme measures to fit into the industry expectations of her, losing 20 pounds in a couple of weeks. In 2019, Emily decided to go public on her You Tube channel about body image issues that she has been facing. We are excited by the opportunity to explore with Emily her personal story around body image, identity, eating habits, and more. This interview was recorded on October 31, 2019. 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. Links: Follow Emily DiDonato on Instagram Instagram @emilydidonato and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/EmilyDiDonato References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC National Eating Disorders Collaboration https://www.nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/body-image/
01:05:55
September 17, 2020
Bonus Episode: Getting to Know Your Co-Hosts!
Catch this special bonus episode of Dr. Allie Sharma, a psychiatrist, and Bridget Malcolm, an international fashion model, speaking about their partnership, why they created this podcast and interviewing each other so that you can get to know your co-hosts! Stay tuned for the rest of Season 1 of Model Mentality to be released soon. 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. Model Mentality is brought to you by Mind Studios. Links to Bridget Malcolm: Website https://www.bridgetmalcolm.com.au/ Instagram @bridgetmalcolm Links to Dr. Allie Sharma: Website www.sonalisharmamd.com Instagram @alliesharmamd Links to Mind Studios: Website www.mind-studios.com Instagram @mindstudiosny
27:07
September 10, 2020
Bonus Episode: PMDD and Sobriety Today with Bridget Malcolm (Part II)
Catch this bonus follow-up interview with Bridget Malcolm about where she is today in terms of her mental health, PMDD and her sobriety. Bridget Malcolm is an international fashion model whose career has spanned from campaigns with Ralph Lauren to Maybelline to V Magazine to Victoria’s Secret and Harper's Bazaar. This episode was recorded in August of 2020 as a follow-up to our original interview in August of 2019 entitled ‘Bridget Malcolm on Recovery, PMDD and a Renewed Perspective.’ 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. Links: Website https://www.bridgetmalcolm.com.au/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bridgetmalcolm/?hl=en References: DSM 5. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. SAMHSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/recovery
21:60
August 27, 2020
Bonus Episode: Bridget Malcolm on Recovery, PMDD and a Renewed Perspective.
Bridget Malcolm is an international fashion model whose career has spanned from campaigns with Ralph Lauren to Maybelline to V Magazine to Victoria’s Secret and Harper's Bazaar. Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Bridget Malcolm as they speak on Recovery, Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and a Renewed Perspective on her mental health. Bridget Malcolm grew up in South Fremantle, a little beach town just south of Perth, spending most of her days at the beach and ballet class. She was surrounded by music—her dad plays flamenco guitar and her mother the piano – so it was little surprise when on a whim she took up the oboe and fell in love with it. After just six months, she was performing with the local university’s octet and toured Europe with her high school orchestra. At age 14, she was scouted by her first modeling agency, Vivien’s, “but we had to wait a year or so for me to outgrow my terrible haircut, braces, and general awkwardness.” Her first job was for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, with photographer Nicole Bentley, the woman she credits with teaching her how to model. At 16, she was signed to an international agency, and before she knew it, was juggling high school and modeling work. Upon graduation, she was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and WAAPA, but instead decided to move to New York City to pursue modeling fulltime. Throughout her modeling career Bridget suffered from a wide variety of mental health struggles, including an eating disorder and anxiety, which interfered with her ability to work. She began blogging about her experiences and was humbled by the level of connectivity and overwhelming positive reaction from people around the world. She realized that even though the pressures she faced – working in an image-based industry where the inside often gets ignored – were specific to the modeling and fashion industry, the resulting mental health issues were universal. Bridget currently lives in New York City. She continues to model and advocate for mental health in the fashion industry and has formed a peer support group for models, while also focusing on “post-modelism” life including working towards a bachelor’s degree with the intention to study public health and writing her memoir.  Bridget is also a classically trained oboist and musician. “My motto is progress over perfection” – Bridget Malcolm This episode was recorded in August of 2019. 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. Links: Website https://www.bridgetmalcolm.com.au/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bridgetmalcolm/?hl=en References: DSM 5. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 
56:41
August 20, 2020
Bipolar Disorder, Stigma, and Disclosure: Rachel Hilbert (Part II)
Tune into this episode with Rachel Hilbert speaking about her recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder, why she decided to disclose now and about stigma.  This interview was recorded on August 3, 2020 as a follow-up to our original interview on October 24, 2019.  Both part 1 and part 2 can be found in full version of Episode 4. Rachel Hilbert is a fashion model who began to model at the age of 15 and thereafter her career took off quickly and intensely. Her work ranges from magazines such as Elle to brands such as Urban Outfitters and Macy’s but she is probably best known for being the face of Victoria’s Secret Pink for four years. 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. Links: Follow Rachel Hilbert on Instagram @rachelhilbert and @Letstalkaboutithowareyoureally References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC Harvard Medical School, 2007. National Comorbidity Survey (NSC). (2017, August 21). Retrieved from https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs/index.php. Data Table 2: 12-month prevalence DSM-IV/WMH-CIDI disorders by sex and cohort. Moore SE, Norman RE, Suetani S, Thomas HJ, Sly PD, Scott JG. Consequences of bullying victimization in childhood and adolescence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Psychiatry. 2017;7(1):60-76. Published 2017 Mar 22. National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=719 National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml
18:20
August 13, 2020
Bullying, Depression, Anxiety and the Road to a Bipolar Diagnosis: Rachel Hilbert
Rachel Hilbert is a fashion model who began to model at the age of 15 and thereafter her career took off quickly and intensely. Her work ranges from magazines such as Elle to brands such as Urban Outfitters and Macy’s but she is probably best known for being the face of Victoria’s Secret Pink for four years. Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Rachel Hilbert as they speak on her mental health journey from childhood to present and her experience with bullying, anxiety, depression, physical injury and the recent disclosure of her bipolar disorder diagnosis. Two years ago, Rachel went through three separate physical traumas that made it impossible for her to work as a model. She broke her foot, then both her arms at the same time, and later ruptured a tendon in her thumb. In today’s podcast we explore her mental health story, the effect of these accidents on her emotional and professional life, and her journey back to physical and mental wellbeing. Part 1 of this episode was recorded on October 24, 2019 and Part 2 was recorded on August 3, 2020. 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. Links: Follow Rachel Hilbert on Instagram @rachelhilbert and @Letstalkaboutithowareyoureally References for the 'Let's Get Clinical' segment: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC Harvard Medical School, 2007. National Comorbidity Survey (NSC). (2017, August 21). Retrieved from https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs/index.php. Data Table 2: 12-month prevalence DSM-IV/WMH-CIDI disorders by sex and cohort. Moore SE, Norman RE, Suetani S, Thomas HJ, Sly PD, Scott JG. Consequences of bullying victimization in childhood and adolescence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Psychiatry. 2017;7(1):60-76. Published 2017 Mar 22.  National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=719 National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml
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August 06, 2020
Eating Disorders, COVID-19 and Coping through Quarantine: Mia Kang
Mia Kang is a model of Korean and British descent who launched her career in Hong Kong at the age of 13 and has since travelled the world working with the industry’s top photographers, brands and magazines.  Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Mia Kang as they speak on her mental health journey with eating disorders, her suspected COVID-19 case and coping through quarantine. Having grown up bullied and overweight, Mia has struggled with eating disorder symptoms since her early teens and more recently through the incorporation of the sport of Muay Thai in her daily life, she has found a way to cope and gain control over her struggles. Now, healthy and happy, her true passion is to help other women who struggle with similar issues by acting as an advocate for healthy body image, anti-bullying, fitness and female empowerment. Mia holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London and when Mia isn’t in front of a camera she can be found perfecting her sport as a Muay Thai fighter with some of the worlds top trainers. It is her mission to prove that it is not about size, but rather about strength, intelligence and confidence. Mia is the host of Bravo’s Spy Games, and the author of Knockout (expected release in October 2020). Mia is based in New York City. This interview was recorded on March 22, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic via Anchor remotely. 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. Thank you for listening to Model Mentality. The views expressed by guests of Model Mentality are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Sources: National Institutes on Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) in the U.S: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/covid-19-resources-page and HELPLINE: (800) 931-2237
01:23:36
July 23, 2020
Racial Tensions and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Melodie Monrose
Melodie Monrose is a 28 year old Model who is a native of Martinique and lives in New York City for the last ten years.  Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Melodie Monrose as they speak on her experience of Racial Tension and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Melodie Monrose' career has brought her to the runway for Miu Miu and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as in the pages of Vogue Italia, V magazine and US Harpers Bazaar.  She is spokesperson for a breast cancer awareness association called Amazones Martinique and the ambassador for the Committee of Tourism in Martinique. Instagram: @MelodieMonrose⁠ This interview was recorded on March 20, 2020. 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. References for Let's Get Clinical: 1. World Health Organization (WHO). Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2013. 2. Basile KC, D'Inverno AS, Wang J. National Prevalence of Sexual Violence by a Workplace-Related Perpetrator. Am J Prev Med. 2020;58(2):216-223. https://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(19)30418-0/pdf. (2010–2012 data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 22,590 women and 18,584 men) 3. On mental health effects of sexual harassment: Nielsen M, Einarsen S. Prospective relationships between workplace sexual harassment and psychological distress. Occup Med 2012; 62: 226–28. 4. Lancet Editorial: O'Neil A, Sojo V, Fileborn B, Scovelle AJ, Milner A. The #MeToo movement: an opportunity in public health?. Lancet. 2018;391(10140):2587-2589. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30991-7 5. According to an article in Reuters, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-workplace-sexual-violence/almost-10-million-in-u-s-have-faced-sexual-violence-at-work-idUSKBN1YU188, "the term “sexual violence” is defined as unwanted penetration through the use of force, alcohol or drug facilitation; pressured or coerced sex; unwanted sexual contact, such as groping; unwanted experiences, such as exposure of sexual body parts and sexual remarks."
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July 09, 2020
Gender Identity, Living in Stealth and Her Transgender Journey: Teddy Quinlivan
Teddy Quinlivan came out in 2017 as a transgender woman, and today she is the first ever transgender model to be the face of Chanel Beauty. Listen to Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Teddy Quinlivan as they speak on her story as it relates to her gender identity, from childhood to present, including the bullying she experienced and the intense psychological process she experienced leading up to her public disclosure within the fashion industry. Teddy has been modeling since the age of 17 and was discovered to model by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicholas Ghesquiere. She is a regular on the runway for brands like Versace, Marc Jacobs and Dior, and has been on the covers of L’Officiel and ID Magazine. This interview was recorded on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 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. References: 1) American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/ 2) 2015 U.S. Trans Survey: http://www.ustranssurvey.org/reports 3) American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/orientation: 4) Almeida J, Johnson RM, Corliss HL, Molnar BE, Azrael D. Emotional distress among LGBT youth: the influence of perceived discrimination based on sexual orientation. J Youth Adolesc. 2009;38(7):1001–1014 5) Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents. Jason Rafferty, Committee On Psychosocial Aspects of Child And Family Health, Committee on Adolescence, Section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Health and Wellness. Pediatrics Oct 2018, 142 (4). Accessed at https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2018/09/13/peds.2018-2162.full.pdf 6) American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association, 2013.
01:29:57
June 25, 2020
Introducing Model Mentality.
Welcome to the Model Mentality Podcast!  DISCLAIMER: 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.
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January 31, 2020