5 episodes

What does a mental health crisis feel like? Does reality shift? How do you survive it? I’m Janine Noel and on Bipolar She, my guests have one thing in common—the courage to share a difficult mental health story in raw detail. I happen to have bipolar disorder, but my guests are coping with a range of mental health issues. What inspired this podcast? I heard an interview on the radio with a performer who spoke vividly about her illness and her symptoms. Her symptoms matched up with mine. Everything changed. I was able to open up to my therapist and get better care. So, join me in welcoming storytellers from various backgrounds to boldly share a part of their lives with the goal of better mental health for all. Please check out BipolarShe.com and let me know if you have a story. The content of this podcast does not include medical or professional advice. Do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice in response to this podcast. We are real people talking mental health. Welcome to Bipolar She.

Bipolar She Janine Noel

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

What does a mental health crisis feel like? Does reality shift? How do you survive it? I’m Janine Noel and on Bipolar She, my guests have one thing in common—the courage to share a difficult mental health story in raw detail. I happen to have bipolar disorder, but my guests are coping with a range of mental health issues. What inspired this podcast? I heard an interview on the radio with a performer who spoke vividly about her illness and her symptoms. Her symptoms matched up with mine. Everything changed. I was able to open up to my therapist and get better care. So, join me in welcoming storytellers from various backgrounds to boldly share a part of their lives with the goal of better mental health for all. Please check out BipolarShe.com and let me know if you have a story. The content of this podcast does not include medical or professional advice. Do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice in response to this podcast. We are real people talking mental health. Welcome to Bipolar She.

    Dog Daze

    Dog Daze

    After a decade of pounding the pavement, Janine abandons the acting dream and heads to the desert to be a writer. Can this new identity save her from another psychotic break? Will it allow her to get a step ahead of bipolar illness? What if the key to her stability isn't a prescription, but a creature who teaches her the true value of sanity? Janine also gets real about her structured life today and how it's her best chance at staying healthy for tomorrow.Send your mental health story to Jani...

    • 25 min
    Naked in LA

    Naked in LA

    After leaving her New York acting dreams behind, Janine still has a plan for success. The instant she feels physically and mentally fit, she takes on Hollywood. Suddenly, she's cast in an LA play that's headed back to New York and may bring an Off-Broadway credit her way. At the mercy of a radical psychiatrist, Janine must keep her thrilled head on straight while the celebrity stars align and her ability to stay out of danger is put to the test.Send your mental health story to Janine vi...

    • 30 min
    Meg Ryan Mania

    Meg Ryan Mania

    It's 2000, summer in New York City, exactly five years after Dartmouth. For Janine, depression and psychosis in college was a one-time deal. For three years, she's been chasing her dream of being an actor, and with a big performance coming up, she's as close to success as she's ever been. Thrilled with life and buzzing through the city, Janine's world shifts...but can you blame her? Why would dreaming be dangerous?Send your mental health story to Janine via the Contact form at the website: bi...

    • 28 min
    Dartmouth Delusions

    Dartmouth Delusions

    Host Janine talks with JD about her time at Dartmouth College when she experienced symptoms of depression and psychosis for the first time. She also talks about the imperfect act of memory and recall, of delusion and imagination, and getting well. You may notice a swift change in seasons, when Janine’s memory of a summer hospitalization is told as if it were a freezing winter day. Because that’s what memory can do...combine feelings and images in a way that captures an experience, even if imp...

    • 29 min
    Welcome to Bipolar She

    Welcome to Bipolar She

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Dyane Harwood ,

A truly excellent, riveting podcast - I eagerly await future shows!

The podcast “Bipolar She” features a wonderful host in Janine Noel. As she candidly shares her experience with mental illness, she reflects in an insightful, heartfelt way. Her friend interviews her in the premiere episode (and he does a fine job!) which makes for particularly compelling, nuanced storytelling After listening to the first chapter of Janine’s journey, I wanted to hear the next episode right away! For me that’s the sign of an awesome podcast, and “Bipolar She” will be an invaluable listen for anyone interested in bipolar disorder and other mental health struggles.

Ophelia my love ,

An important voice: authentic and fascinating

My New Favorite podcast. Janine is obviously a good storyteller but as she shares, without filter, her genuine authentic experience dealing with mental illness. Her voice is so relatable and kind and detailed. I would think, if anyone has dealt with mental health issues, listening to these stories would feel less alone. And feel hope. And care.

Susan W-B ,

Beautiful and sensitive

Janine’s sense of storytelling comes through so beautifully as she tells us her own story. So moving but at the same time there is humor and a lightness of being within the pain of mental illness. It’s at once relatable but utterly hers. I can’t wait to hear more.

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