Written by Taylor Jones. For most of my adult life I was diagnosed with an illness that I was supposed to have been born with. It's difficult to understand that you are born with a mental illness. It's difficult to understand that you are born with a mental illness. It felt like [...]
As you know, yesterday I posted about the You Look Great Film. Here are more photos that I took of the main actor and writer Justin Andrew Davis. If you would like to learn more about the project you can do so HERE >
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out Michelle P. in the Light Blue Rorschach Test Tank!
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 >
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 [...]
Check out awesome New Yorker Michelle P. sporting the Schizophrenic.NYC Fire ink Rorschach Test Tank!
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 [...]
Written by Taylor Jones. When I was younger, back in high school, I was known as a drama queen. I wore this title with pride, because I thought this was recognition for wanting to be a Broadway star. I thought my classmates had actually noticed my work on stage, or recognized my passion for [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]