Episode #4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia.
Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) discuss personal and public topics that bother them in society. Michelle shares her frustration with being accused of lying about having schizophrenia. She describes how people leave comments on her social media saying she is too competent to have a mental illness, despite her saying publicly that she takes seven medications. Gabe talks about feeling like a marked man when he applies for jobs because of his bipolar disorder.
Both try to come up with a new name for medication classification anti-psychotics and discuss frustration with other people’s opinions of potentially spreading mental illness to their children. Finally, they discuss how mental health care is not easy for everyone to access and that is unfair.