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So far Michelle has created 364 blog entries.

Schizophrenic.NYC Featured in NYCityNewsService.com

2019-12-14T17:19:23+00:00December 14th, 2019|Featured, interview|

Schizophrenic.NYC Featured in NYCityNewsService.com. The Article is about; New Yorkers With Auditory Hallucinations Battle Stigmas: Fear of judgment makes it difficult to be open about the condition and its challenges. Several years ago, Michelle Hammer noticed a homeless man on the subway raising his hands and shaking his head from side to side. Hammer, [...]

Effectively Schizo – A New Mental Health Comedy Series

2019-11-17T20:11:00+00:00November 17th, 2019|Schizophrenia Connection|

Effectively Schizo is a mental health comedy series aimed at reducing stigma associated with mental illness. All of the writers on Effectively Schizo have been diagnosed with mental health issues, varying from schizoaffective to bipolar to depression and anxiety.  The series is more about quirky people and funny situations rather than poking fun at an [...]

Michelle of Schizophrenic.NYC Did A Tedx Talk!

2019-11-12T16:58:49+00:00November 12th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

You heard it right! Michelle Hammer, the Creator and Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC did a Tedx Talk this past Thursday, Nov. 7. The Tedx Talk was hosted by Janssen Netherlands. Last year Michelle posted some of her artwork on Twitter and and a manager of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in New Jersey suggested she got in [...]

The Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale

2019-10-28T15:04:24+00:00October 28th, 2019|conference, Michelle Hammer|

I had a great time at the Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale University this past Friday.  I was great learning about mental health and how it relates to women. I attended the event with Allila Fernandez as well as Cecilila McGough of Students With Schizophrenia. We had a great time! [...]

Michelle is Presenting at A Blade Of Grass

2019-10-11T16:40:16+00:00October 11th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

A Blade of Grass Assembly is a biannual day-long learning exchange and magazine launch for creative changemakers to investigate the methods, ethics, challenges, and joys of practicing art that advances social justice. Rooted in the themes of Issue #3 of A Blade of Grass Magazine, the Fall 2019 Assembly will be co-presented by the Museum of the Moving [...]

Michelle was on INSIDE Schizophrenia Podcast

2019-09-18T15:48:05+00:00September 18th, 2019|collaboration, podcast|

Inside Schizophrenia: Working With Schizophrenia Everyone complains about work. Having to go to work every day, working too much, not getting paid enough- working can be challenging for so many reasons. Today’s episode focuses on working while having schizophrenia.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own [...]

Protest for Mental Health “I’M MENTALLY ILL, AND I DON’T KILL” Went Great!

2019-08-18T17:30:40+00:00August 18th, 2019|protest, photo shoots|

The protest in Union Square, NYC went great! Here are some pictures from this amazing event!! IN COLLABORATION WITH: @schizophrenic.nyc @cecilia_mcgough and @inspirationalmentalhealth Photo credit to @ashleyjacklyn.c Get the TEE! FIND IT HERE >>

I’M MENTALLY ILL, AND I DON’T KILL

2019-08-08T15:37:28+00:00August 8th, 2019|collaboration, protest, speaking|

After going to a protest with some awesome mental health advocates Schizophrenic.NYC and I AM NOT A MONSTER SCHIZOPHRENIA are throwing our own protest in Union Square, New York, NY on August 16th, from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Sign up to attend HERE!Here are some photos from the protest we attended this week.

Michelle and Carrie Featured on Crazy Talk Podcast!

2019-06-27T14:03:23+00:00June 27th, 2019|podcast, Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer|

I am so excited to announce that myself, Michelle and Carrie of BreathePositivity.com are featured on Lee Thomas Podcast Crazy Talk.Lee Thomas was born and raised in a small town in northern Alberta. From a young age, they were heavily involved in athletics, student government, and other extracurriculars. However, during their teen years, they began [...]

Effective Ways to Detox Your Body

2019-06-17T17:06:00+00:00June 17th, 2019|blog, guest blog|

If you have mental health issues, detoxing the body can be a great way to get back on your feet and remain well after dealing with your mental health. However, many people believe that detoxing the body is difficult since detoxing is essentially the process of getting rid of unwanted toxins in the body. If [...]

Michelle spoke at Shedding Light on Mental Health

2019-06-11T00:10:04+00:00June 11th, 2019|conference, Michelle Hammer|

Hi Everyone! I had the opportunity to speak at the Shedding Light On Mental Health Conference A mental health conference brought in partnership by NAMI Greater Wheeling and West Liberty University. I went with my co-host of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe Howard, who was a keynote speaker. I gave an [...]

The Schizophrenia Collective: Reducing Stigma Through Fashion and Art

2019-05-28T15:29:00+00:00May 28th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, Featured, interview|

by Allie Burke on StigmaFighters.comI met Michelle Hammer years ago through a mutual passion to reduce stigma associated with schizophrenia. I remember feeling so awed and inspired by her because she was so artistic and brilliant. Not only did I respect her for what she was doing but I genuinely wanted to be her friend [...]

How I’ve used art to express my journey with schizophrenia and reduce stigma around mental illness

2019-05-17T13:47:07+00:00May 17th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, artwork, interview|

Michelle, the Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was Featured in TheMighty.com  -  How I’ve used art to express my journey with schizophrenia and reduce stigma around mental illness"Ten years ago, I bought a sketchbook and markers. I had the sliver of an idea and wanted to see where it took me.  During that summer, I started drawing detailed [...]

Amazing Photoshoot With Melissa and Ann/Drew

2019-04-30T16:25:44+00:00April 30th, 2019|photo shoots, leggings|

Schizophrenic.NYC was given the great opportunity to have a photo shoot New Yorkers with Melissa Tolve and Ann/Drew Gayle! Check out the awesome photos below! They feature the DONT BE PARANOID, YOU LOOK GREAT Tank and Tee. The Men's Fire Rorschach Test Tee. The Women's Blue Rorschach Test Tee. Also being awesomely featured are Michelle's [...]

Is Instagram Saying Being Schizophrenic is Offensive?

2019-03-28T02:16:32+00:00March 28th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, blog, writing|

Instagram recently blocked many mental health related hashtags like #suicide, #cutting, and #schizophrenic. As an advocate, I question why we are blocking the language -- and therefore the discussion -- surrounding of mental illness at all. But, as a schizophrenic, I'm deeply concerned that Instagram determined my illness is offensive and/or inappropriate. In my [...]

Have a question for a Bipolar and Schizophrenic?

2019-03-27T16:12:22+00:00March 27th, 2019|podcast|

If you don't already know Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC is a co-host on the Podcast, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and  Podcast. It can be found on PsychCentral.com, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. Michelle and her co-host Gabe Howard are now accepting listener questions for future shows. Feel free to ask [...]

We made it into Wego Health 2018 Top 10 Best in Show Podcasts!

2019-03-18T16:01:17+00:00March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we are excited to announce that A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And A Podcast made it into Wego Health's Best In Show Top 10 Podcasts of 2018! Michelle Hammer  Mental Health Patient Leader Facebook | Twitter | Instagram “I’m a Schizophrenic New Yorker who decided to use my creativity and fearless personality to do something different. [...]

Faces Of Schizophrenia – It went amazing!!

2019-03-10T17:10:28+00:00March 10th, 2019|speaking, Michelle Hammer|

Earlier this month we posted about Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC speaking at the Faces Of Schizophrenia event hosted by Students with Schizophrenia located at Fountain House in New York City. The event went amazing and Michelle had a blast! Here are some photos from the event. [...]

Managing Paranoia with Journaling


2019-03-06T20:05:42+00:00March 6th, 2019|blog, guest blog, guest post, writing|

Written by Alexie Crest. Paranoia is an intense feeling of anxiety often involving thoughts related to persecution, threats, or conspiracy. It can have a crippling effect on a person’s life if not treated. And with Cnet reporting that technology is making privacy harder, more people are suffering with various levels of paranoia. In this post, [...]

In The Gray Area Of Being Suicidal – By Tea Jay

2019-02-28T18:54:32+00:00February 28th, 2019|Taylor Jones, guest blog|

Tea Jay has written many articles for Schizophrenic.NYC and now has an amazing book out calledIn The Gray Area of Being Suicidal.Here is the intro.Mental illness is painful; I won’t be the first or the last person to tell you this in your life. It is difficult to live with, it is difficult to love [...]

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