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!
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, [...]
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 [...]
Our founder, Michelle was ecstatic that her blog entry How the sport of Lacrosse saved my Life was featured in LacrosseAllStars! Michelle was a college Lacrosse player, and captain at SUNY Oneonta. If you would like to see the feature, you can do so HERE.
Written by Taylor Jones. Depressed mornings are always the hardest for me. I'm tired; I don't want to get out of bed for the life of me. I wish I didn't wake up from my slumber, and I have no motivation to go on throughout my day. I want to curl up and stay [...]
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 [...]
Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we came up with a few ways to relieve stress using self soothing with the five senses. Check out the infographic below to learn our tips! Designed by Schizophrenic.NYC | Copywriting by Taylor Nicole
Written by Taylor Jones. I always pictured my 20's as a time I would constantly be surrounded by friends. I pictured myself partying, traveling, and going to bars with a whole gang of people who loved and respected me. I thought I would be #SquadGoals. But the truth is, here I am at 23, [...]
Written by Taylor Jones. Anti-psychotic medicines have become a regular part of my life. Every night around 10 I pop my pill, go to bed, and in the morning I (not so) magically wake up pretty balanced. Before medications I would wake up a monster or a slug. These balanced days that fill my [...]
Last year in the Schizophrenic.NYC Blog, Hallie our screen printer, wrote about her experiences with mental illness. Well, now I got her to model the IT'S NOT A DELUSION. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE tee. Check out the awesomely ridiculous photos we took.
Written by Taylor Jones. I've been told in the past that I don't get what it's like, because I have a family, I have supporters. This is true. My biggest motivator in my life right now (and there's a handful that are golden, beautiful people who don't doubt me) is my child. My son [...]
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 >