Celebrities Out About Mental Illness: Helpful or Not? Episode #9

2018-05-14T18:34:12+00:00 May 14th, 2018|podcast|

More and more famous people are coming out about their own mental health issues. Everything from bipolar, depression, OCD, and anxiety. The struggles of living with bipolar and schizophrenia are something our hosts know a lot about. In the wake of all this media attention, Gabe and Michelle wonder if this has had a positive or negative impact on [...]

“Michelle Hammer considers herself lucky.” – AMileAMuniteBlog

2018-05-13T22:18:55+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Featured|

Michelle Hammer Talks about Changing the Mental Health Conversation through Clothing and Wearable Gear. Michelle Hammer considers herself lucky. “I’m a very lucky schizophrenic,” she said. One day while on the subway she encountered a homeless man talking to himself like she used to do. It forced her to see that without meds, [...]

Ep 8: Common Questions Asked of a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

2018-05-08T19:06:50+00:00 May 8th, 2018|podcast|

We answer listener questions in this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. Gabe and Michelle both have stories of their experiences with mania, and also discuss which they feel is worse, mania or depression. When does Michelle tell the people she dates that she has schizophrenia? A listener wants to know why Michelle doesn’t act like the [...]

We will be at BUST Craftacular Saturday, May 12th

2018-05-08T04:07:07+00:00 May 8th, 2018|pop-up shops, pop-ups|

Schizophrenic.NYC will be at BUST Craftacular Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Industry City's Factory Floor,  274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY, and will feature dozens of local artists and businesses who will be providing interactive demos and workshops at an affordable price. There will be the opportunity to learn [...]

The HealtheVoices18 Advocacy Conference Was Amazing

2018-05-04T23:41:48+00:00 May 4th, 2018|conference, Michelle Hammer|

I had a blast at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago! The HealtheVoices Conference is a first-of-its-kind, three-day event that brings together online advocates from across various health conditions for an opportunity to learn, share and connect. I had a lot of fun with some pretty awesome people. [...]

Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! Lessons From a Schizophrenic

2018-05-04T22:57:41+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Michelle Hammer, the schizophrenic founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Line and co-host of the popular show A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, is giving a webinar on schizophrenia titled “Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! A Lesson From a Schizophrenic.” In it, she explains what it’s like to live in New York City with schizophrenia [...]

What do our Families Think of us Being so Open About Living With Mental Illness? – Podcast #7

2018-05-03T00:16:20+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) welcome guest Vincent M. Wales from the PsychCentral Show podcast! All are at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago! Gabe and Michelle first talk about what their families think of the podcast, so far. Gabe’s 80-year- old grandmother shares her thoughts the show, while Michelle’s Jewish mother has [...]

Michelle earned the Shattering Stigma Award from SARDAA

2018-04-30T02:03:42+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Awards, Michelle Hammer|

This past week Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC received the Shattering Stigma - Realizing Recovery Award from SARDAA (Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America) Your courageous work to educate professionals, the public and diagnosed individuals, eliminating stigma/discrimination, advocating for access to treatment and dignity for people living with schizophrenia-related brain illnesses while maintaining your [...]

Were You Ever in a Psych Ward? WE WERE! – Podcast Ep #6

2018-04-23T19:03:09+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Listen to our hosts have a real, honest, and open discussion about their time spent in the psych ward. Do you think the psych ward is like what you have seen in the movies? According to our hosts, it is NOTHING like it! In this episode, Michelle speaks openly about her three involuntary detentions, twice for [...]

Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! Lessons From a Schizophrenic – Webinar with Michelle Hammer

2018-04-18T16:31:43+00:00 April 17th, 2018|interview, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Are You Paranoid? 'Cause I Am! Lessons From a Schizophrenic Tue, Apr 24, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Michelle Hammer, the schizophrenic founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Line and co-host of the popular show A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, is giving a webinar on schizophrenia titled “Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! [...]

Podcast Ep 5: Two Truths and a Lie Part Two

2018-04-16T20:52:46+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Ep 5: Two Truths and a Lie: Stories From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) decide to play two truths and a lie for the second time. Each tell three unbelievable stories of the past in an effort to trick each other into thinking which one could be [...]

WebMD’s Health Now Podcast features Schizophrenic.NYC

2018-04-13T02:25:16+00:00 April 13th, 2018|collaboration, Featured, Michelle Hammer|

We were thrilled to find out that "Voices" the documentary about Michelle, our founder, is featured in this weeks WebMD Health Now Podcast.  If you are interested in listening to the Podcast you can do so here: https://t.co/KlpC59xyeh

Podcast Ep 4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia

2018-04-09T18:50:39+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia. Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) discuss personal and public topics that bother them in society. Michelle shares her frustration with being accused of lying about having schizophrenia. She describes how people leave comments on her social media saying she is [...]

Podcast Ep 3: Don’t Discriminate Against Me.

2018-04-09T19:02:54+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #3: Don’t Discriminate Against Me.(Discussions From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic) Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) talk about mental health in the current media and pop culture. Michelle talks about stigma and tells a story of Instagram insults.  Gabe talks about being accused of not being bipolar and shares his story of binge eating disorder. Both [...]

Michelle’s WebMD Video is a Finalist for The 2018 Tribeca X Award

2018-04-02T22:04:39+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer, news, Videos|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we cannot be more excited to announce that "Voices" by WebMD is a finalist for the Tribeca X Award! Now in its third year, the Tribeca X Award honors the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the past year. The nine finalists feature work from acclaimed [...]

Podcast Ep 2: He Said/She Said: Questions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

2018-03-27T20:09:34+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #2: He Said/She Said: Questions From A Bipolar And A Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) ask each other questions that they must also answer themselves. They ask about their diagnoses, dealing with symptoms, telling other people about their diagnoses, and where they think they would each be today if they [...]

Podcast Ep 1: Two Truths and a Lie

2018-03-19T20:17:44+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Ep 1: Two Truths and a Lie: Stories From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) decide to play Two Truths and a Lie. Each tells three remarkable stories of the past. The other tries to guess which are true and which are not. Hear Gabe’s stories of Demi [...]

Don’t Be Paranoid You Look Great – A Feature by Convicts.NYC

2018-03-17T02:07:20+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer|

So glad that Michelle was featured in the article "Don’t Be Paranoid You Look" Great by Sydney MacDonald over at Convicts.NYC.   “Things are just still really hard because even if you’re medicated it doesn’t mean the voices go away, it just means the voices become more positive.”   There are few places in the world that [...]

Introducing A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

2018-03-12T19:24:11+00:00 March 12th, 2018|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Introducing A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is a new weekly podcast premiering on March 19, 2018. Hosted by Psych Central, the show will explore life through the unique double lens of Michelle Hammer, a young woman living with schizophrenia, and Gabe Howard, a man living [...]

Beautifully Imperfect Blog features Michelle

2018-03-08T00:02:09+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Michelle recently gave a speech at Raritan Valley Community College for the To Write Love On Her Arms Club. One of the members Brittany, wrote on her blog about the speech. You can check it out at her blog Depression Diaries. Michelle and Brittany

Let’s End The Stigma Related To Mental Health

2018-03-08T00:17:18+00:00 March 5th, 2018|blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Ayesha Mehta. To all the readers reading my article, I’d like to begin by personally thanking each one of you for taking the time out to read my article. I want to share a small secret with you, one that may not come as a surprise to you but the one that [...]

Michelle spoke at Raritan Valley Community College

2018-02-24T20:04:15+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

I had a great time speaking in front of college students at Raritan Valley Community College this week! Earlier this summer, at my pop-up shop I met an awesome girl names Rachel with purple hair. She told me she was part of the TWLOHA Club at her school and asked if I would like [...]

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