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

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

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

Michelle Artwork is Featured in the Fountain House Gallery

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 [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]

I’ll never be the person my parents planned for me to be; but I will try my hardest to be even better

May 16th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones. When I was adopted at the age of seven my parents didn't quite know what to expect. When I first met them at the age of six they didn't know who to expect. My parents expected me to have a good life; that was easily managed. They cared deeply about [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC will be Selling Art at Hearing Voices of Support | May, 18 – 19

May 15th, 2017|pop-up shops, pop-ups|

Schizophrenic.NYC will be Selling Art at Hearing Voices of Support on May, 18 and 19, 3PM - 9PM. Hearing Voices of Support is an interactive art installation, featuring the voices and images of people affected by schizophrenia-related brain disorders.

But Really is it Mental Health Awareness Month?

May 10th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones.Every month at my local grocery store there is a promotion for the pharmacy where you can raise money for the month and whatever illness has association with that month. I was excited for May, being (among many things) Mental Health Awareness Month. I was hoping that my pharmacy would be on [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC Featured in Inside Lacrosse Magazine!

May 2nd, 2017|Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer|

We are so excited to announce that Schizophrenic.NYC and Michelle's story was featured in Inside Lacrosse Magazine May 2017.  Inside Lacrosse Editor in Chief Matt Kinnear found out about Michelle's blog post Lacrosse Saved My Life and thought it would be a great idea to have a feature of Michelle in his magazine. You can subscribe the magazine HERE, or [...]

The Dumb F*cking Sh*t People Have said to Me…BTW I’m Schizophrenic

April 27th, 2017|Creative, infographic|

Being Schizophrenic and open about it has it's positive and negatives.  Most of the time people praise me for being so honest about having a mental illness. However, I often get asked, or get told, some really dumb f*cking sh*t, so I made an infographic about it. Check it out below!

The HealthEVoices17 Conference was so much Fun!

April 25th, 2017|blog, conference, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was invited to the HealthEVoices17 Conference in Chicago and had a blast! HealthEVoices™ is a groundbreaking empowerment and leadership conference created exclusively for online health advocates. Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, HealthEVoices™ brings together online health advocates representing a wide variety of health communities to learn, [...]

If you could take a magic pill to cure yourself of mental illness, would you?

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

Written by Taylor Jones. I think there's a point in everyone's life where they think about what life would be like without a mental illness. I too, have thought of this question. So here's my question today; if you could take a magic pill to cure yourself of mental illness, would you?   Why [...]

When I was first diagnosed with a mental illness I thought my life was over

April 12th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Taylor Jones.When I first was diagnosed with a mental illness I thought my life is over. Everything had to change. I couldn't drink anymore because of my medications, I couldn't stay up late in case it altered my moods. I had to be cautious of the way I was acting, and report to [...]

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