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Michelle Performed at the Peoples Improv Theater

2020-02-07T18:04:29+00:00February 7th, 2020|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

About a month ago Schizophrenic.NYC was contacted by a new website title depressed.nyc, a website about depression in New York City. We learned that the statisitc is that 1 in 10 New Yorkers are depresssed. We immediatly wanted to collaborate. Depressed.nyc founder Brandon Diamond decided to do an improv show at THE PIT-NYC for [...]

The Fashion Designer Who Has Schizophrenia

2020-01-31T20:26:48+00:00January 31st, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed by Karina Margit Erdelyi at Psycom.net.Profiles in Mental Health Courage: The Fashion Designer Who Has SchizophreniaMeet Michelle Hammer. She's battling the stigma of mental health one design at a time.To help break the stereotypes and de-stigmatize the condition, Psycom sat down with Michelle Hammer, a leading light in NYC’s [...]

Schizophrenia and Talking To Yourself

2020-01-06T16:28:46+00:00January 6th, 2020|Michelle Hammer, Videos|

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 [...]

Michelle Hammer Will Be Speaking at NAMI Queens/Nassau

2019-12-30T21:51:05+00:00December 30th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

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 Launching A Brand Ambassador Program

2019-12-23T21:23:38+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

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

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|photo shoots, protest|

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|Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

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|Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer|

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|artwork, interview, Michelle Hammer|

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|leggings, photo shoots|

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|blog, Michelle Hammer, 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 [...]

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