199: Navigating Bipolar Disorder in Higher Education with Dr. Lauren Yang
In this episode of the Grad School Femtoring Podcast, I interview Dr. Lauren Yang who discusses the topic of navigating bipolar disorder in higher education. Dr. Lauren Yang is a clinical psychologist in the Bay Area, CA. Currently, she is completing her postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente. Her professional interests include bipolar and other mood disorders, young adult concerns,, AANHPI mental health, and BIPOC advocacy.
In this episode, we cover: Dr. Lauren’s personal journey with bipolar II disorder and the challenges with recognizing and seeking help. She stresses how bipolar disorder in higher education requires awareness and support. Dr. Lauren also addresses the stigma surrounding mental health in the AANHPI community. We also talk about the complexities of disclosure and what to consider when making this decision. The show ends with mental health resources and advice for newly diagnosed individuals.
You can connect with Dr. Lauren Yang on Instagram @dr.laurenyang and on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenyang/
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