Psychiatric Medications and You: What You Need to Know.

2018-08-31T18:23:53+00:00 August 31st, 2018|podcast|

“Just be ’med-compliant’ and you’ll be okay.” That’s the message that hundreds of thousands of mentally ill people hear every day from society and their treatment teams. The message is simple: as long as you take your medications as prescribed, you’ll be fine, healthy, happy, and symptom free.But, is that actually how it works? Is [...]

Schizophrenia and Drug Addiction

2018-08-29T20:32:28+00:00 August 29th, 2018|addiction, blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Matt Boyle. Schizophrenia is not a rare mental disorder. In fact, it affects roughly 1% of the world’s population and generally begins to show its first signs during adolescence and young adulthood. Substance use disorders are also common and affect roughly 8% of the world’s population. However, the number of overlap between [...]

Michelle will be speaking at This Is My Brave!

2018-08-27T01:23:45+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC will be speaking at the NYC This Is My Brave event on September 24th. The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay, and original [...]

Mental Illness and Dating: Romance or Tragedy?

2018-08-10T19:27:40+00:00 August 10th, 2018|podcast|

“Just because you’re mentally ill doesn’t mean you don’t want to get married,” Gabe quips to Michelle during a recent conversation about the discovery of dating websites and applications aimed directly at people living with mental illness. At this point, our hosts break into song and start singing the “Farmers Only” dating website commercial [...]

Does Being Quirky & Unique Mean You’re Mentally Ill?

2018-08-03T19:01:56+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Gabe Howard, podcast|

It’s often postulated that people with unique skills, artistic abilities, or phenomenal talents must have a “touch of mental illness.” Thinking differently, the reason is mental illness and, in order to be so unique, one must clearly think differently. Gabe’s personal fictional hero, The Mad Hatter, is often credited with responding to Alice’s questioning whether [...]

Getting Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

2018-07-28T22:02:40+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Check out Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer, and Youtuber, Rachel Star Live talking about getting diagnosed with Schizophrenia and telling the world about it. What do you think happened when we came out with our Schizophrenia diagnosis? Big thank you to HealtheVoices and Wisdo for making this video! Watch Below!

Michelle & Gabe have a LIVE SHOW on TheMighty!

2018-07-19T15:57:25+00:00 July 19th, 2018|collaboration, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Do you have questions about living with mental illness? Gabe & Michelle have answers! Ask the hosts of 'A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast' anything you like.We are live on TheMighty.com's Facebook page Mental Health On The Mighty every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month! Be sure to tune in! Here is a recording of [...]

The Importance of Mental Resilience

2018-07-12T02:02:53+00:00 July 10th, 2018|guest blog|

Feel your strength. By Female Strength  Adaptation is key to survival, and this is as much true when it comes to mental health as it is in the theory of evolution. Being able to adapt to new and sometimes hard circumstances is essential for maintaining a balanced and healthy mind. Especially if [...]

#ICanWithSchizophrenia

2018-07-07T18:51:51+00:00 July 7th, 2018|collaboration, Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

SchizophrenicNY, Michelle Hammer, shares how she said “I CAN” to using her voice to help others living with schizophrenia. RT her #ICanWithSchizophrenia story & we’ll donate $1 to support MentalHealthAm (min. $10K, max. $30K; thru 7/31) Join us & @SchizophrenicNY in spreading the #ICanWithSchizophrenia message! For every RT of this video, @JanssenUS will [...]

Violence, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar. Oh My!

2018-07-02T14:44:39+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Many people believe that violence and mental illness are linked in such a way that all mentally ill people will – eventually – be violent. Some people go as far as to believe that violence is only perpetrated by people with mental illness.In this episode, Gabe & Michelle explore these assumptions, thoughts, and ideas from [...]

Schizophrenia and Stereotypes

2018-07-02T14:17:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Check out Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer, and Youtuber, Rachel Star Live talking about their Schizophrenia and Stereotypes. What does the public think about people with Schizophrenia? Big thank you to HealtheVoices and Wisdo for making this video! Watch Below!

A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And An Open Mic

2018-06-27T17:16:17+00:00 June 27th, 2018|conference, speaking|

For those of you who have been following Schizophrenic.NYC, you might know that the founder, Michelle Hammer has a Podcast with Gabe Howard called A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And A Podcast. This year at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago, Michelle and Gabe did some witty banter and fun on stage for open mic! Watch the video below! [...]

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and Their Mothers

2018-06-19T19:23:32+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Our mothers are incredibly naive when it comes to what it’s like to live with bipolar and schizophrenia — or are they? In this episode, Gabe interviewed Susan Hammer and Michelle interviewed Susan Howard about their child’s illness.Each mother was asked the same five questions and given the opportunity to answer in their own words. [...]

Stupid Sh*t Said to a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic. Podcast #13

2018-06-12T01:09:25+00:00 June 12th, 2018|podcast|

One of the drawbacks to talking to people for a living about bipolar and schizophrenia is that the people often want to talk back. While most of the conversations are supportive and caring, some of the questions and comments Gabe and Michelle hear are less than inspiring. As anyone who leaves their house already [...]

Michelle was Nominated for a Wego Health Award

2018-05-31T19:15:04+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Awards, Michelle Hammer|

WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills and insights of Patient Leaders. Exceptional patient advocates, influencers, and experts who make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers are nominated for the various WEGO Health awards. The founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, Michelle Hammer was nominated for Best in Show: [...]

How I Opened Up About My Schizophrenia Diagnosis – and Started Helping Others

2018-05-29T20:47:49+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer, the creator of Schizophrenic.NYC shared her experience with TheMighty.com on How I Opened Up About My Schizophrenia Diagnosis – and Started Helping Others Sponsored by Janssen. Hi, I’m Michelle Hammer, a schizophrenic girl living in NYC. I created and founded the mental health clothing line Schizophrenic.NYC. At this point in my life, I [...]

Listener Feedback: Criticism on our Mental Illness Advocacy. Podcast #11

2018-05-29T20:21:23+00:00 May 29th, 2018|podcast|

“Haters gonna hate” and “don’t feed the trolls” are common phrases anyone who has an internet following has heard – or said – a dozen times. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, Gabe (bipolar) and Michelle (schizophrenia) decide to discuss some of their “favorite” less-than-positive feedback. They discuss how the comments made them feel, [...]

Schizophrenia & Bipolar Symptoms: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition. Podcast #10

2018-05-24T18:50:36+00:00 May 24th, 2018|podcast|

Listener favorite Two Truths and One Lie returns, but with a twist. Gabe and Michelle each share three stories about specific symptoms they have of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (respectively). All six of these examples are believed to be factual by many people, but only four of them are accurate. After sharing the examples, Gabe and Michelle challenge [...]

How I Met the Woman Behind Schizophrenic.NYC

2018-05-22T18:23:55+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|collaboration, Michelle Hammer|

By Gabe Howard When I first met Michelle Hammer, she made exactly zero impression. I remember the conference we were both attending, but I don’t remember her. I have some vague recollection of a loud, inappropriate woman talking about meeting men on Tinder, but to this day, she claims it wasn’t her. My first memory of “meeting” [...]

Celebrities Out About Mental Illness: Helpful or Not? Episode #9

2018-05-14T18:34:12+00:00 May 14th, 2018|podcast|

More and more famous people are coming out about their own mental health issues. Everything from bipolar, depression, OCD, and anxiety. The struggles of living with bipolar and schizophrenia are something our hosts know a lot about. In the wake of all this media attention, Gabe and Michelle wonder if this has had a positive or negative impact on [...]

“Michelle Hammer considers herself lucky.” – AMileAMuniteBlog

2018-05-13T22:18:55+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Featured|

Michelle Hammer Talks about Changing the Mental Health Conversation through Clothing and Wearable Gear. Michelle Hammer considers herself lucky. “I’m a very lucky schizophrenic,” she said. One day while on the subway she encountered a homeless man talking to himself like she used to do. It forced her to see that without meds, [...]

Ep 8: Common Questions Asked of a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

2018-05-08T19:06:50+00:00 May 8th, 2018|podcast|

We answer listener questions in this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. Gabe and Michelle both have stories of their experiences with mania, and also discuss which they feel is worse, mania or depression. When does Michelle tell the people she dates that she has schizophrenia? A listener wants to know why Michelle doesn’t act like the [...]

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