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 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+00:00May 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 [...]

Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! Lessons From a Schizophrenic – Webinar with Michelle Hammer

2018-04-18T16:31:43+00:00April 17th, 2018|interview, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Are You Paranoid? 'Cause I Am! Lessons From a Schizophrenic Tue, Apr 24, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT 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! [...]

Podcast Ep 5: Two Truths and a Lie Part Two

2018-04-16T20:52:46+00:00April 16th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Ep 5: Two Truths and a Lie: Stories From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) decide to play two truths and a lie for the second time. Each tell three unbelievable stories of the past in an effort to trick each other into thinking which one could be [...]

WebMD’s Health Now Podcast features Schizophrenic.NYC

2018-04-13T02:25:16+00:00April 13th, 2018|collaboration, Featured, Michelle Hammer|

We were thrilled to find out that "Voices" the documentary about Michelle, our founder, is featured in this weeks WebMD Health Now Podcast.  If you are interested in listening to the Podcast you can do so here: https://t.co/KlpC59xyeh

Podcast Ep 4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia

2018-04-09T18:50:39+00:00April 9th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia. Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) discuss personal and public topics that bother them in society. Michelle shares her frustration with being accused of lying about having schizophrenia. She describes how people leave comments on her social media saying she is [...]

Podcast Ep 3: Don’t Discriminate Against Me.

2018-04-09T19:02:54+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #3: Don’t Discriminate Against Me.(Discussions From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic) Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) talk about mental health in the current media and pop culture. Michelle talks about stigma and tells a story of Instagram insults.  Gabe talks about being accused of not being bipolar and shares his story of binge eating disorder. Both [...]

Michelle’s WebMD Video is a Finalist for The 2018 Tribeca X Award

2018-04-02T22:04:39+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer, news, Videos|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we cannot be more excited to announce that "Voices" by WebMD is a finalist for the Tribeca X Award! Now in its third year, the Tribeca X Award honors the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the past year. The nine finalists feature work from acclaimed [...]

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