Getting Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

2018-07-28T22:02:40+00:00July 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+00:00July 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'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+00:00July 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 [...]

I Loved Speaking at This Is My Brave

2018-09-26T20:37:41+00:00September 26th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

I had the most amazing time sharing my story at the NYC event of This Is My Brave! There were 350 people in the audience. It was the biggest audience I have ever spoken in front of. Backstage I was very nervous. I just kept telling myself to be confident.   "I am confident. [...]


2018-07-07T18:51:51+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 29th, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer, the creator of Schizophrenic.NYC shared her experience with 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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 [...]

We will be at BUST Craftacular Saturday, May 12th

2018-05-08T04:07:07+00:00May 8th, 2018|pop-up shops, pop-ups|

Schizophrenic.NYC will be at BUST Craftacular Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Industry City's Factory Floor,  274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY, and will feature dozens of local artists and businesses who will be providing interactive demos and workshops at an affordable price. There will be the opportunity to learn [...]

The HealtheVoices18 Advocacy Conference Was Amazing

2018-05-04T23:41:48+00:00May 4th, 2018|conference, Michelle Hammer|

I had a blast at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago! The HealtheVoices Conference is a first-of-its-kind, three-day event that brings together online advocates from across various health conditions for an opportunity to learn, share and connect. I had a lot of fun with some pretty awesome people. [...]

Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! Lessons From a Schizophrenic

2018-05-04T22:57:41+00:00May 4th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Michelle Hammer, the schizophrenic founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Line and co-host of the popular show A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, is giving a webinar on schizophrenia titled “Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! A Lesson From a Schizophrenic.” In it, she explains what it’s like to live in New York City with schizophrenia [...]

What do our Families Think of us Being so Open About Living With Mental Illness? – Podcast #7

2018-05-03T00:16:20+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) welcome guest Vincent M. Wales from the PsychCentral Show podcast! All are at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago! Gabe and Michelle first talk about what their families think of the podcast, so far. Gabe’s 80-year- old grandmother shares her thoughts the show, while Michelle’s Jewish mother has [...]

Michelle earned the Shattering Stigma Award from SARDAA

2018-04-30T02:03:42+00:00April 30th, 2018|Awards, Michelle Hammer|

This past week Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC received the Shattering Stigma - Realizing Recovery Award from SARDAA (Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America) Your courageous work to educate professionals, the public and diagnosed individuals, eliminating stigma/discrimination, advocating for access to treatment and dignity for people living with schizophrenia-related brain illnesses while maintaining your [...]

Were You Ever in a Psych Ward? WE WERE! – Podcast Ep #6

2018-04-23T19:03:09+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Listen to our hosts have a real, honest, and open discussion about their time spent in the psych ward. Do you think the psych ward is like what you have seen in the movies? According to our hosts, it is NOTHING like it! In this episode, Michelle speaks openly about her three involuntary detentions, twice for [...]

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