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 [...]

ILLusion Leggings and DONT BE PARANOID!

2018-02-20T22:33:43+00:00 February 20th, 2018|collaboration, Design, leggings, photo shoots, shop|


Schizophrenic.NYC ILLusion Leggings Now Available

2018-02-05T21:58:48+00:00 February 5th, 2018|artwork, Design, photo shoots, Prints, shop|

Schizophrenic.NYC is thrilled to announce our NEW Illusion Leggings! They are made from our founder, Michelle's Artwork.  We formatted the artwork to look seamless. They are available in size XS-XL. They are made out of 82% polyester, 18% spandex and are printed, cut, and hand-sewn. Also, they are four-way stretch, which means fabric stretches [...]

Back to Reality: A Story of Psychosis

2018-01-31T19:22:49+00:00 January 31st, 2018|blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Julia Stabler. Hi, my name is Julia Stabler. I am 29 years old and passionate about mental health advocacy. Four years ago my life changed forever when I suffered a psychotic break. I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder while in college, but a confusing second opinion led me to believe that [...]

I Didn’t Really Want To Die, As Much As I Thought

2018-01-23T20:28:38+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Tea Jay. It came on suddenly. Suicidal thoughts had been lingering for weeks now, but I had no actual plan to attempt to take my life. Then, just like that, something switched. Nothing in the world mattered. I was slipping into darkness and I was allowing it to take me. I was [...]

There’s a Difference Between Anger and Verbal Abuse

2018-01-18T21:08:20+00:00 January 18th, 2018|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

Written By Sarah Fader We've all been there: you say something you "didn't mean" when you're angry. It happens in the heat of the moment. It's not quite that you "didn't mean it" but rather, it came out more intense than you intended it to be. This is quite different from what is known [...]

Depression Doesn’t Always Look Like “Depression”

2018-01-16T20:26:22+00:00 January 16th, 2018|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

Written By Sarah Fader Some of us have been unlucky enough to have the flu. It's a terrible feeling, sort of like you're dying slowly. Sometimes people even get the flu when you've gotten the flu shot. Imagine the flu is "Depression." It's a severe form of illness. You can't get out of bed, [...]

I Hate It When People Use My “Crazy” Against Me

2018-01-11T18:47:55+00:00 January 11th, 2018|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

By Sarah Fader I have had my "crazy" used against me: this is called "emotional abuse."   Some days I don't know what I've been triggered by.   I have ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD and Complex PTSD. Some days I don't know what I've been triggered by. Because I have so many diagnoses [...]

Need Therapy? There Is No Excuse Not To Get Help

2018-01-08T21:02:54+00:00 January 8th, 2018|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

By Sarah Fader I can't count how many people I've had this conversation with and asked this question to: have you considered going to therapy? It becomes apparent when someone is in mental or emotional distress. I have empathy for my friends and loved ones who are in mental health crises or even experiencing [...]

Medication Saved My Life

2018-01-07T18:03:52+00:00 January 7th, 2018|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Tea Jay. I didn't always like medications. In fact, I spent the majority of my life protesting them. I started taking medications for my ADHD diagnosis; a diagnosis that I would later find out in my twenties was completely bogus (I have come to find out I have BPD with Dissociative Amnesia). [...]

The “My Husband is Having a Psychotic Break” Situation

2018-01-01T18:08:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

By Sarah FaderRelationships are incredibly hard as a baseline. Then think about what it's like to have a relationship with some who has a mental illness.That is doubly harder because the issues you're dealing with are compounded. You have regular old "who stole the covers" issue and then you have the "my husband is having [...]

Is The Future of Counseling Online?

2018-02-18T20:14:09+00:00 December 30th, 2017|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

By Sarah Fader I am in my late 30's now and I've never tried online counseling or home counseling.   I'm not actually old, and I'm not even middle-aged. But, I'm not a millennial too.   I have many theories about why I haven't given this modality a shot, but the main one is this: [...]

I Have Spent My Whole Life Trying To Be Normal

2017-12-26T23:45:13+00:00 December 29th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Tea Jay. I have spent my whole life trying to be normal. I just want to fit in, and blend with the crowd. Unfortunately for me, I'm out of the ordinary, because I am the 1 in 5 adults with mental illness in the United States. My life is all about management [...]

Where Can Teens Go For Help With Their Mental Health?

2017-12-26T23:44:10+00:00 December 27th, 2017|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

By Sarah Fader Can a Guidance Counselor help a teen? The truth is, I don't know. From my experience with mental illness, I don't remember a guidance counselor actually helping me. What I do remember is suffering from mental illness including panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideation and passive suicidal thoughts. I don't know if [...]

I Finally Felt Understood When I Discovered Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-12-21T20:56:38+00:00 December 21st, 2017|blog, guest blog, writing|

By Addison Dean My name is Addison Dean. I write over at TwentySomethingAndSick and as a contributor for TheMighty about my experience with physical and mental health issues.   I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder when I was 25 years old.   I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder when I was 25 years old: [...]

Can Online Therapy Help Someone Who is Schizophrenic?

2018-02-18T20:24:24+00:00 December 20th, 2017|blog, Sarah Fader, writing|

By Sarah Fader First of all, yeah I used the word "schizophrenic." I used it because my friends who have paranoid schizophrenia identify with this word. So, I am not going to be language policed by you and told I can't say it. Let's get that out of the way right now. Now to [...]

FIRESIDE CHAT Podcast with Ben Dionne features Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-12-19T19:54:02+00:00 December 19th, 2017|collaboration, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we are excited to announce that our founder, Michelle Hammer was featured in the FIRESIDE CHAT Podcast by Ben Dionne.  We previously featured Ben in our Schizophrenia Connection Blog, which you should definitely check out. From FIRESIDE CHAT Podcast: Ben is joined by Michelle Hammer, founder of Schizophrenic.NYC. Originally diagnosed with Bipolar [...]

Why Can’t Some People Understand Why I Take meds?

2017-12-18T16:58:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Tea Jay. Medications have been a part of my life for 13 years. I haven't always taken them as prescribed, and at some points I just haven't even taken them. Now, I'm in a good place with my medications. My anti-psychotics and I have a good relationship. But some people, including those [...]

I Consider My Return To Therapy My Biggest Accomplishment in 2017

2017-12-13T15:31:19+00:00 December 13th, 2017|blog, collaboration, photo shoots, writing|

by Justin Andrew Davis Schizophrenic.NYC and Justin Andrew Davis are collaborating again! You can read the previous article You Look Great – A Short Film and view the photo shoot I had with Justin. In a year colored by significant creative and professional growth, I consider my return to therapy my biggest accomplishment in 2017. Which [...]

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