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How Different Generations are Coping with the Current Mental Health Crisis

2024-06-14T19:46:15+00:00June 14th, 2024|blog, guest blog, guest post|

How Different Generations Are Coping with the Current Mental Health Crisis Is it fair to say that America is in the middle of a mental health crisis? The number of people reporting anxiety, stress, and even depression are certainly up. There is a growing sense of despair as global conflict proliferates and environmental [...]

Balancing Support and Boundaries: Navigating Mental Health Challenges in Friendship

2024-05-28T18:34:50+00:00May 28th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Balancing Support and Boundaries: Navigating Mental Health Challenges in Friendship from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast In today’s episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the challenges Michelle faces with her friend who exhibits erratic and aggressive behavior, likely due to untreated mental illness. Despite Michelle's continued efforts to support her friend, including texting her mom [...]

Michelle Hammer at Fountain House NYC

2024-05-23T20:11:22+00:00May 23rd, 2024|blog, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer at Fountain House NYC Mental health is often shrouded in stigma and ignorance. By sharing my story, I’m working to change that. For me, everything began in ninth grade. I started not doing homework. I didn’t want to participate in class. I had this voice in my head, and it told [...]

Good vs Bad Vulnerability and What’s The Difference?

2024-05-14T18:08:06+00:00May 14th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Good vs Bad Vulnerability and What’s The Difference? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today Gabe and Michelle continue openly discussing living with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, respectively, aiming to reduce stigma around mental health. Gabe expresses gratitude for the support that has allowed their podcast to continue, emphasizing the importance of vulnerability in [...]

Managing Mental Health Naturally and Philanthropy | Interview with Morgan Sliker-Denicola

2024-05-08T16:43:01+00:00May 8th, 2024|blog, Videos|

Managing Mental Health Naturally and Philanthropy | Interview with Morgan Sliker-Denicola Join Michelle Hammer in this insightful interview with Morgan Sliker-Denicola as they discuss her journey managing mental health naturally and her involvement in philanthropy through the Denicola Family Foundation. Morgan shares her personal experiences, tips, and strategies for maintaining mental [...]

Navigating Gifts, Criticism, and Friendship While Managing Mental Illness

2024-04-30T16:45:00+00:00April 30th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Navigating Gifts, Criticism, and Friendship While Managing Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today, Gabe and Michelle share their insecurities and lament that they do not feel more successful. They discuss navigating their challenges, the importance of support, and working to help others through their platform despite personal struggles. Encouraging each other [...]

Can Schizophrenics and Bipolars be Good Pet Owners?

2024-04-20T14:34:20+00:00April 20th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Can Schizophrenics and Bipolars be Good Pet Owners? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast In today’s episode, Gabe and Michelle talk about the positive impact their dogs, Peppy and Paisley, have on their mental health, debunking misconceptions that people with mental illness cannot be good pet owners. While Gabe’s dog offers comfort during his [...]

Pawsitive Tales Features Paisley!

2024-04-03T14:19:27+00:00April 3rd, 2024|blog, Michelle Hammer|

Pawsitive Tales Features Paisley! Michelle and Paisley In 2022, Michelle welcomed Paisley into her life. Since then, they have formed a special bond and have helped each other so much. A year and a half ago, Michelle and her partner were looking to adopt a furry friend. After some searching, they settled on visiting [...]

Passively Suicidal: Are You Still in Recovery?

2024-04-02T14:32:21+00:00April 2nd, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Passively Suicidal: Are You Still in Recovery? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today, Gabe and Michelle explore the nuances of navigating passive suicidal ideation within the context of long-term mental illness recovery. They highlight that occasional fleeting thoughts of suicide don’t necessarily signify a regression in recovery. However, they [...]

Bipolar Bicoastal Podcast Features Michelle Hammer

2024-03-27T21:30:26+00:00March 27th, 2024|podcast|

Bipolar Bicoastal Podcast Features Michelle Hammer Bipolar Bicoastal, a show featuring Anna and Maria, twins keeping in touch while navigating their bipolar lives. Welcome bbs! Our schizophrenia series continues with the hilarious Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC! Michelle takes us on her journey as a creative with schizophrenia and Along the way, [...]

Michelle Hammer Featured on Discombobulated Conversations Podcast

2024-03-22T22:07:08+00:00March 22nd, 2024|Featured, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Michelle Hammer Featured on Discombobulated Conversations Podcast A podcast from mental health charity My Discombobulated Brain. Discombobulated Conversations is a series of conversations with people sharing their lives. My Discombobulated Brain is a charity that tackles the stigma associated with mental health head-on while offering support and education to those affected by [...]

The Impact of Spiritual Support in Mental Health Recovery

2024-03-19T16:04:36+00:00March 19th, 2024|blog, guest blog, guest post|

The Impact of Spiritual Support in Mental Health Recovery For millennia, nearly every culture and time period has seen the creation, implementation, and continuation of various philosophies and theologies. As such entire cultures, economically, socially, and sometimes politically, influence how people live their lives. At the least, it may be acknowledged that there [...]

Women v Men: Who Has More Stigma From Mental Illness?

2024-03-19T15:01:05+00:00March 19th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Women v Men: Who Has More Stigma From Mental Illness? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today’s discussion explores the challenges men and women face in managing mental illness, examining societal expectations, medication, and support systems. What disparities exist? What similarities [...]

Challenging the Stupidity Stereotype in Mental Illness

2024-03-05T16:33:20+00:00March 5th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Challenging the Stupidity Stereotype in Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Can people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia be intelligent, or are they dumb? Tune in as Gabe and Michelle navigate the intersections of intelligence, creativity, and mental health, challenging the stereotypes that [...]

Podcast: Season 4 Premiere: 2 Truths and a Lie

2024-02-20T17:11:31+00:00February 20th, 2024|BSP|

Podcast: Season 4 Premiere: 2 Truths and a Lie from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast In this riveting episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, join Gabe and Michelle as they embark on a gripping game of “Two Truths and a Lie.” Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of [...]

Understanding Elderly Mental Health: Common Root Causes of Stress and How We Can Help

2024-01-20T02:05:53+00:00January 20th, 2024|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Understanding Elderly Mental Health: Common Root Causes of Stress and How We Can Help Over the last decade, mental health has become more prioritized across the world. With this societal shift in attitude, new initiatives and resources have arisen to help different types of people from different populations. Sadly, however, there is one [...]

Enhancing Psychiatric Help Accessibility Through Evidence-Based Mental Healthcare

2024-01-09T00:05:46+00:00January 9th, 2024|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Enhancing Psychiatric Help Accessibility Through Evidence-Based Mental Healthcare Mental health care has improved significantly over the last fifty years. Where once seeking mental health care was highly stigmatized, it is now relatively commonplace. About 25% of adults self-identify as struggling with their mental health. That’s a big step. However, there are still problems, [...]

Shoulder Devil – Poetry by D.M. Anderson

2024-01-06T21:55:01+00:00January 6th, 2024|guest blog, guest post|

Shoulder Devil Poetry by D.M. Anderson There's a devil on my shoulder She grinds my teeth down Her lungs vomit poison Within it I drown Fight her with pills Lock myself in Never go out For fear she will win Nowhere to hide She lives in my head Stare at the ceiling I'll [...]

How Teachers Can Better Help Students Who Are Struggling with Their Mental Health

2023-12-14T16:03:06+00:00December 14th, 2023|blog, guest blog, guest post|

How Teachers Can Better Help Students Who Are Struggling with Their Mental Health Educators don’t just teach kids. They serve almost as an extension of the family unit, helping to ensure that each child who enters their classroom leaves a little more capable and qualified for the adult life ahead of them. Dealing [...]

A Journey Through Schizophrenia

2023-12-07T14:42:42+00:00December 7th, 2023|Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Interviewed on Shit Talking Shrinks Podcast Welcome to Shit Talking Shrinks, I'm your host Paulie Siegel, a Licensed therapist, Certified Addiction Counselor and master-level trained mindfulness practitioner with a passion for psychology, humor, and insightful journeys through the realm of mental wellness. Join me as we explore the depths of the [...]

I Explained the Israel Gaza Conflict to a Schizophrenia Hallucination

2023-11-12T17:03:20+00:00November 12th, 2023|blog, Videos|

I Explained the Israel Gaza Conflict to a Schizophrenia Hallucination Stress can usually bring on more Schizophrenia episodes for me. The current situation going on in the world is really doing it. This video is not about picking sides. It's about the fact that I was explaining the conflict to a [...]

Michelle Hammer on Dr. Judith’s Safe Space Podcast

2023-10-29T15:08:58+00:00October 29th, 2023|blog, Videos|

Michelle Hammer: Living with Schizophrenia and Healing Through Art Dr. Judith's Safe Space Podcast On this episode of Dr. Judith's Safe Space, I sit down with Michelle Hammer, an artist, entrepreneur, and advocate living with schizophrenia. We discuss Michelle’s experience with schizophrenia, how her artwork has been a therapeutic outlet for [...]

Could Mental Health Concerns Prevent a Career in Healthcare?

2023-10-15T18:47:08+00:00October 15th, 2023|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Could Mental Health Concerns Prevent a Career in Healthcare? If you’ve been exploring the job market, you’ve probably found that healthcare jobs are some of the safest and most secure professions available today. However, if you’re someone who has struggled with mental health issues, you may be wondering if that has the power [...]

Navigating Career Options for Those Passionate About Mental Health Care

2023-10-02T19:00:03+00:00October 2nd, 2023|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Navigating Career Options for Those Passionate About Mental Health Care If you’re someone who’s passionate about mental health and helping others thrive, you’ve probably wondered what the best career options for you are. Unfortunately, given the many different mental health-related career paths, it can be difficult to choose the one that’s perfect for [...]

Medium Features Michelle Hammer, Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC

2023-10-01T16:48:57+00:00October 1st, 2023|blog, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Medium Features Michelle Hammer, Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Schizophrenic.NYC: How I Navigate Life With Schizophrenia, And How You Can Too An Interview With Stephanie Greer Listen to the people around you. If they notice you’re acting differently talk to your doctor. You might need to adjust your medication, or maybe you need to talk [...]

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