Mother Says Bipolar Daughter Is Off Meds

A fresh face in Hollywood, Mabel Pantaleon went missing Sunday, July 22. The Manhattan actress suffers from bipolar disorder and her mother believes her daughter is off her medication.

Missing actress Mabel Pantaleon is bipolar and off medication

Actress Mabel Pantaleon is missing. The 31-year-old has manic depression disorder — also referred to as bipolar disorder — and has not been seen since July 22, 2012. The New York Post reports Pantaleon was last seen at 9 a.m. on Sunday in Manhattan. She was wearing a red shirt with the name "Drake" on the front and may be in a 2004 silver Toyota Camry.

Mabel Pantaleon appeared in Showtime’s hit series Dexter in 2008 in one episode titled "Our Father." She was cast as a server. Prior to landing acting jobs, Pantaleon was in the process of becoming a registered nurse (RN) through New York City College of Technology. She left school to pursue her dream of acting.

Her mother fears her daughter stopped taking her bipolar medication. ABC News talked with Sylvia Pantaleon who said Mabel may not be in a healthy state of mind. "She was staying with me. She saw something on the internet and got very upset, and she started saying a lot of weird things."

Sylvia went on to say her daughter made paranoid statements and then abruptly left. "She said, 'I’m leaving from here, all of you are terrorists, you’re not my mother.' I knew it wasn’t her." ABC News reports Sylvia contacted NYPD on Sunday but was prohibited from filing a missing persons report until late Monday. It is standard procedure to wait 24-hours before an adult can be deemed missing by law enforcement.

Her mother fears Mabel’s isolation contributed to her condition. "That was one of her problem. She doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t have boyfriends."

The NYPD states Mabel Pantaleon is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

Photo courtesy of NYPD

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Linda August 03, 2012 | 1:17 PM

I hope she is found and gets her correct medication. It can be very frightening when something like this happens. Not only for the person but family as well. It is important for family and friends to help and keep a support group going. ** God Bless** her and bring her home soon to her family**

Emma July 27, 2012 | 10:49 AM

This is very sad and serious. Bipolar disorder is something so hard to understand and if not regulated can be very damaging. And the paranoid tendencies are not anything to mess with either. I hope that she is safe and can get healthy again after she is found.

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