Fountain House is excited to unveil our first-ever podcast - The Voices Within. Created and produced by our extraordinary community, this podcast shares the voices of people living and working with mental illness who volunteer to create a place of recovery and mutual aid. Listen as we dismantle the stigma surrounding mental illness while discussing our perspectives, experiences, and the social issues relevant to our lives.
Episode 4: Tales of The Working Members: Part 1
For this new series, "The Voices Within" explores the intersection between living with mental illness and employment. We will investigate what work means for our identity, how it has been impacted by our illness, how we have found our strengths as workers, and how some of us are affected by the systems that are built to protect our health. Join us in this episode, as we explore Fountain House members' lived experiences with work throughout their lives.
Episode 3: Stories Unmasked During Covid-19: Silver Linings
In this final installment of the three-part series entitled “Stories Unmasked During COVID-19,” Fountain House members share their silver linings, stories of adaptation, accomplishment, and personal growth. These are our stories as experienced in the changed world of quarantine and isolation during the pandemic.
Episode 2: Stories Unmasked During Covid-19: Challenges
In this second episode of a three part series, Fountain House members share their challenges dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closure of Fountain House’s physical space. Topics include: impact on everyday activities, social isolation, effect on mood, shifts in relationships with doctors and loved ones, and increased dependence on others.
Episode 1: Stories Unmasked During Covid-19: Initial Reactions
We share our initial reactions to learning of the coronavirus outbreak and that Fountain House would be temporarily closing its physical space based in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the power of relationships, finding meaning and purpose, and strength of community for ongoing therapeutic recovery.