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Borne Dance Company and Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-10-04T16:39:57+00:00 October 4th, 2017|collaboration, photo shoots|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we are proud that Borne Dance Company are one of our amazing Brand Ambassadors. This photo shoot is for their new project "Packages, Boxes, and Bags" in support of Mental Health Awareness to be performed November 11! They will be wearing merchandise from Schizophrenic.NYC. Make sure to save the date!     [...]

I Had an Amazing Time at NAMI Somerset NJ

2017-09-28T20:04:07+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of speaking about my experiences of growing up and living with Schizophrenia with residents of Somerset County in New Jersey. It was amazing. I loved sharing my story and hearing the stories that others shared with me. Here are a few photos from the event. [...]

There Has To be More To Life Than My Mental Illness

2017-09-25T19:46:20+00:00 September 25th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Nicole. There has to be more than life than this. There has to be more to life than this crippling anxiety and this deep, dark depression. There has to be more to life than my mental illness.    Yet it seems like my mental illness always consumes me.   Yet it seems [...]

Mentally ill or not, we all think differently – Photoshoot with Hallie Kruger.

2017-09-05T17:42:12+00:00 September 5th, 2017|collaboration, photo shoots|

Once again Schizophrenic.NYC is glad to be featuring Hallie Kruger. You may have read the post last year, Schizophrenic.NYC’s Hallie Kruger, Shares Her Story. Hallie is the screenprinter for Schizophrenic.NYC and is an awesome and integral part of the team. Here is Hallie again modeling the Fire, Blue, and Light Blue Rorschach Test Ink Blot Tank [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle will be speaking for NAMI Somerset, New Jersey, Sept. 26th

2017-08-11T17:38:54+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Join NAMI Somerset at Bridgewater Library to hear Michelle Hammer share her story and personal struggles for the depths of the illness to her current work fighting the stigma associated with Schizophrenia and advocating for the mentally ill. Tuesday September, 26, 2017 7:00PM - 8:00PM Bridgwater Library Meeting Room AB 1 Vogt Drive [...]

How to Overcome Problems with Your Mental Health

2017-08-01T16:30:32+00:00 August 1st, 2017|blog, guest blog|

by Lucy Miller While it is normal for people to feel sad and suffer through down periods from time to time, it is not normal for such feelings to linger for extended periods of time. In these instances, individuals might be suffering from a mental disorder. Three common mental conditions are anxiety, depression and [...]

Are You Confused Why I Cut You Out Of My Life?

2017-07-27T00:22:55+00:00 July 27th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Nicole. I'm a people pleaser. It's hard for me to say no to others. I believe in the good in people. When I make friends I'm hoping it's for life, and if I call you family that means you matter so much to me I couldn't stand to live without you. [...]

Using My Schizophrenia to Help Others

2017-07-25T19:46:08+00:00 July 25th, 2017|blog, guest blog, guest post|

By Neesa Sunar I too carry the heavy burden of schizophrenia.  It afflicted me about ten years ago, while I was in graduate school studying classical viola performance at a prominent conservatory.  I developed a crush on a fellow student, and my mind uncontrollably fixated on him at all times.  When he rejected me, I [...]

Tamara Michelle Shephard Photo Shoot

2017-07-24T21:47:30+00:00 July 24th, 2017|collaboration, photo shoots|

I met the amazing Tamara Michelle Shephard on Instagram a few months ago, and we instantly connected. She is a New York City based actor, originally from the tiny town of Pocatello, Idaho. Tamara has struggled from from Mental Health issues since the age of 11, and has an amazing story. Check out the photo [...]

Even Celebrities Aren’t Immune To Mental Illness

2017-07-20T22:37:50+00:00 July 20th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Nicole. The summer of 2014 hit me like a ton of bricks. I was in serious treatment for my mental health. I was at my lowest of the low. And just when it seemed like it couldn't get any worse, my hero, Robin Williams, died by suicide. I was a wreck. [...]

Do I have to be PC about my own mental illness?

2017-07-18T16:33:59+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenia Connection|

“There are not schizophrenics. There are people with schizophrenia.”   I was told recently by an acquaintance, who is a social worker, that I shouldn't refer to myself as schizophrenic, but instead should say that  “I am a person with schizophrenia.”  “It’s more PC.” She told me, with a smile, like she was doing [...]

#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike The Book!

2017-07-19T18:55:24+00:00 July 14th, 2017|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, writing|

Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer and the CEO of StigmaFighters.com, Sarah Fader have created the book: #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike  When you think everyone hates you & so much more #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike is a viral hashtag created by Sarah Fader that took over Twitter in 2017. People all over the world shared their anxious thoughts in the form of tweets. [...]

NYC’s Borne Dance Company models Rorschach Designs by Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-07-12T19:30:19+00:00 July 12th, 2017|collaboration, guest post, photo shoots|

Borne Dance Company and Schizophrenic.NYC collaborated on a photoshoot. Borne Dance Company is a team of collaborating artists led by New York based choreographers Katie Kilbourn and Kianna Moye. Although both choreographers of Borne Dance Company vary in artistic nuance, they share a common goal of creating work that educates and raises awareness of eating [...]

I Hate My Self Harm Scars

2017-06-29T20:06:32+00:00 June 29th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. I hate my self harm scars.Every time I see the now faint lines it brings me back to that moment. The moment where my life didn't matter anymore and all I could think about was hurting myself. Those scars bring me back to a mindset I once had. I hate those flashbacks. [...]

I Wasn’t A Bitch, I Was Schizophrenic by Michelle Hammer

2017-06-23T18:36:53+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|blog, Featured, Michelle Hammer, writing|

Head on over to Transformation-is-Real.com/Blog to read Michelle's newest Blog post about growing up with Schizophrenia called I wasn't a Bitch, I was Schizophrenic.  It's an eye-opening piece about growing up with Schizophrenia and dealing with symptoms on a daily basis.     I didn't want to speak. I didn't want to be noticed. [...]

What’s it Like to Live with Schizophrenia – A Video by Wisdo

2017-06-22T23:25:15+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|interview, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Wisdo.com made an amazing video of Michelle and her experiences of living with Schizophrenia. It was filmed at the HealthEVoices Conference in Chicago.  Enjoy the video below! What's it Like to Live with Schizophrenia

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