Hi, I’m Michelle Hammer.  I am a NYC native with Schizophrenia.  Growing up with a mental illness is hard.  I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 18. At age 18, I was told I had Bipolar Disorder, and then I was correctly diagnosed with Schizophrenia at 22.  Those 4 years were quite a ride. I believe that Lacrosse is the only way I got through college. At 27, I decided I wanted to use my artistic talents, and fearless personality, to do something that could benefit the mental health community.  In May 2015, I founded the company Schizophrenic.NYC, which is a clothing line with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. If 1 in 5 New Yorkers, has a mental health issue why is there so much stigma?  This is why I find conversations about mental health to be so important.  Also, Schizophrenic.NYC takes a portion of the profits and donates to organizations in NYC that help out with the mentally ill population of NYC.

Michelle is exclusively selling her personal artwork on Schizophrenic.NYC. Find it Here >

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