The Curious Case of the Bipolar Detective

May 03, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B


Licensed mental health counselor Monica M. Schmidt explores the intersection between mental health and literature in this presentation. Ms. Schmidt analyzes the various mood swings of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes throughout the 60 novels and short stories, while also educating about the mental health diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.

Monica Schmidt, MA, LMHC, IADC, is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse treatment. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Mount Mercy College, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University, and another Bachelor’s degree in Cinema Studies and Media Culture from the University of Minnesota. She is the current president of The Younger Stamfords of Iowa City, a Sherlock Holmes literary society, and is a member of multiple Sherlockian societies across the US and Canada, including The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) and The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH).

This is a virtual program. Contact the Reference Desk to reserve your seat to join us for viewing in Meeting Room B, or pre-register here to view from home. Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs.