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So far Michelle has created 164 blog entries.

You Look Great – A Short Film

March 22nd, 2017|guest blog, guest post|

My name is Justin Andrew Davis and I suffer from body dysmorphia and binge eating disorder. Recently, I opened up about these issues for my upcoming short film, You Look Great, and the response has been nothing short of inspiring.As an actor and writer, I fully believe it's my obligation to share myself and my [...]

I’m probably going to be on medications for the rest of my life

March 21st, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. I remember my ex looking at my pills, and taking them away from me, like you would take candy away from a child. "You don't need these." he told me. "Crazy people need these," which in hindsight, was hilarious, because as frequently as he called me crazy, it was only [...]

I never used to think of myself as a cutter

March 20th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. I never used to think of myself as a cutter; I used to take kitchen knives and drag them along my skin, fantasizing about what it would feel like. Sometimes when I would be upset I would simply press the knife against the knife against my skin, not in a slicing [...]

Addiction & Mental Illness

March 20th, 2017|guest blog, guest post|

Guest Post by Constance Ray Addiction is incredibly destructive on its own. When it co-occurs with one or more mental health conditions, however, it can be even more disastrous. Those who have gone through the struggle will tell you it’s an overwhelming way to live, and asking for help isn’t always easy. We had the [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC will be at HealTheVoices2017!

March 17th, 2017|blog|

Thats right! Our founder, Michelle was selected to attend the Heal the Voices 2017 conference! Social media is shaping the way patients and caregivers make decisions about their healthcare, and online health advocates are at the forefront of this movement. In an effort to support online health advocates who offer such important support to others [...]

I wasn’t ready to accept that something was wrong with me

March 15th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. The first time I got intensive help for my mental health was when I was arrested; my options were jail, or going to the mental facility at my local hospital. My first choice wasn't the mental hospital. I didn't want people to think I was crazy, and I was worried the [...]

I just knew I didn’t want to live anymore

March 13th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. The first time I thought about killing myself was after my first adoptive mom died; or at least that's the first time I remember thinking about it. I was living with my biological mom at the time, before I would be placed into foster homes. I didn't know what I [...]

How the sport of Lacrosse saved my Life

March 6th, 2017|Michelle Hammer, writing|

By Michelle Hammer Having Schizophrenia and making it through college is not easy, but I had Lacrosse. Playing Lacrosse in college saved my life. It did. I know some people won't get it. But being an athlete meant something important to me. It made me feel needed. I felt like people depended on me. I [...]

You Are Not Your Diagnosis – An Interview by HOWL Magazine

February 28th, 2017|Featured, interview|

Our founder Michelle had the great opportunity to be interviewed by HOWL Magazine.  Michelle speaks about her journey with Schizophrenia and getting her diagnosis. As well as trying to make a change in how NYC sees mental health. Read More Here >

Work is a lot more difficult to manage when you are mentally ill

February 27th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. At the age of 23 I can tell you (begrudgingly) that I have worked for 18 different employers in the past 4 years. Some jobs were seasonal, some jobs were not a good fit, some jobs I quit, and only one I was actually fired from. However, I have gone [...]

The first thing to go is mental health budgets

February 23rd, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. Yesterday, I got to witness first hand the issue with budget cuts, when my intake for a psychiatric treatment center was cancelled, due to the doctors not being able to accept more patients. Something I had been planning for for weeks, something I was ready for, and something I put [...]

Allie Burke – Author, Blogger, and Schizophrenic

February 19th, 2017|Schizophrenia Connection|

My name is Allie Burke and I’m a writer featured in several magazines such as Women’s Health, VICE, and Psychology Today. I’ve been writing for about eight years, five of those consisting of mental health advocacy. I live in Long Beach with my boyfriend and our three pets. I also work a full time [...]

Find Schizophrenic.NYC at Valentine’s Day Collection Masquerade Ball, February 18th, 6pm-2am

February 18th, 2017|pop-up shops, pop-ups|

That's right! You can find Schizophrenic.NYC popping up on February 18th at the Valentine's Day Collection Masquerade Ball at Arrogant Swine (173 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY) from 6pm - 2am.  It's going to be a great event! Come visit us!

Dating with a mental illness isn’t always easy

February 14th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. Dating with a mental illness isn't always easy; between mood swings, and sex drive changes, it can be a whirlwind of emotions, that usually results in heartache. Sometimes, however, you meet someone who can keep up with your emotions, who helps balance and regulate your thoughts, and who can make [...]

Join the Schizophrenic.NYC NAMIWalks Team

January 30th, 2017|event, news|

This year the NYC NAMI Walk is Saturday, May 13, 2017. It is a 5k at South Street Seaport Promenade. Check in time is 9:00 am, and the start time is 10:00 am. Join Schizophrenic.NYC for this year's NAMIWalks NYC event! We are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI-NYC Metro, the [...]

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