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, 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 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| 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

How You Can Help A Suicidal Friend Infographic

2017-06-19T18:13:34+00:00 June 19th, 2017|infographic|

Suicide is kind of a dirty word in the world we live in. It’s not talked about often enough. A lot of us don’t know the protocol on what to do if someone we know confesses they’re suicidal. Do we just ignore it? How are you supposed to act towards them? What is actually wrong [...]

Michelle Artwork is Featured in the Fountain House Gallery

2017-06-06T17:47:56+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Art Exhibition, artwork, Michelle Hammer|

We are excited to announce that the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, Michelle Hammer's Artwork is featured in the Fountain House Gallery's new exhibition the The Art of Fashion, curated by Kathy Battista. Michelle is exhibiting 4 pieces to this group show.   The opening reception is Thursday June 8th, 6 PM - 8 PM. On view [...]

Did you take your meds today?

2017-06-04T23:25:24+00:00 June 5th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. "Did you take your meds today?" This question used to make me cringe. Every time I was acting out of the ordinary my mother would ask me this. The truth was, I wasn't taking my medications regularly. She was in the right to ask me this. But it still annoyed [...]

Michelle will be reading an essay at the Stigma Fighters event at NYU!

2017-05-30T19:56:56+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Come see Michelle read her  Stigma Fighters essay at the NYU Bookstore on May 31st!  You can also get your own copy of The Stigma Fighters Anthology Vol. 3 which Michelle is featured in! Anthology Reading 6:00PM - 7:30PM NYU BOOKSTORE 726 BROADWAY, NY, 10003

Hearing Voices of Support by Sardaa

2017-05-29T22:20:01+00:00 May 29th, 2017|artwork, blog, news|

I had an amazing time at the Hearing Voices of Support interactive art installation that was put on by Sardaa.  The installation was amazing.  Walking into a misty dark room and hearing the amazing stories about people affected by Schizophrenia was eye-opening. I was also allowed to sell my personal artwork [...]

Paranoia Infographic by Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-05-22T17:45:55+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|infographic, Michelle Hammer|

Paranoia is something that has plagued me for almost my entire life.  It can ruin relationships between family, friends and anyone who tries to help you.  You believe people who are actually trying to help you, are trying you hurt you. Paranoia, can make it hard to get help because you don't trust anyone around [...]

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