Schizophrenia isn't always scary. A lot of it is just talking to yourself throughout the day. I bought a security camera to catch myself in moments while I am talking to myself. I promise there is nobody in the room and I am acting completely delusional and having hallucinations. I was not scared at [...]
The Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Brand will be speaking about her life growing up with Schizophrenia at NAMI Queens/Nassau. It is taking place on January, 15th 2020 at 7pm. Here is some info from their website: January Meeting Featuring: Michelle Hammer Join us January 15th at 7 PM in welcoming Michelle Hammer [...]
We are so excited to announce that Schizophrenic.NYC has launched a brand ambassador program. We would love to collaborate with you! Schizophrenic.NYC is looking for mental health aware, passionate people to join our community. If you have a love for social media, engaging with others, and spreading awareness for mental health, please fill out [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Come see Schizophrenic.NYC at Bustacular!!SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH &SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH11AM TO 7PMINDUSTRY CITY FACTORY FLOOR220 36TH ST, BROOKLYN NY 11232
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! [...]
I was so happy to be asked to be part of a panel for BlendTW for their Mental Health and Social Media Series. We talked about high and low points in our lives as well as how we use social media to help mental health. Tristan Miller, Cielo, and Michelle [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 >>
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.
I love hanging out with Cecilia McGough of Students With Schizophrenia and the awesome Joy Irving @Jnaturalez. We all have Schizophrenia and we are all awesome. Check out some photos we took in Schizophrenic.NYC gear!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Schizophrenic.NYC is happy to announce that Michelle, our founder was featured in a video on BreathePositivity.com by Carrie Rossiter. Check out the video about Michelle living with Schizophrenia!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]