A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is the first podcast by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Hosted by Gabe Howard and Michelle Hammer. New episodes every week.
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Features BSP Check out our #PodcastPals – Week 2 Neha Bhattacharya “Look Again: Mental Illness Reexamined” is on a season break at the moment but spreading the word about severe and persistent mental illness is a year-long task. And so we have put together [...]
Serious Questions About Life with Bipolar Disorder from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “My Mom and Dad didn’t notice anything. My friends didn’t notice anything. It’s not like anybody said to me ‘Oh, my God, Gabe, you have bipolar disorder.’ They all just sincerely thought I [...]
Deep Q’s For an NYC Woman with Schizophrenia from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “When I was at home, I’d be talking to myself and they’re like, What are you laughing at? What is so funny? And I’d be like, Oh, nothing, nothing at all. But [...]
Trauma and Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “I believe like 99.9999% Of people have experienced some type of trauma. You think you haven’t. The statistics say that not everybody has, but I disagree with that. Everyone’s experienced some type of trauma. – Michelle [...]
Our Take on Gun Violence and Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “They say, well, something’s got to be wrong with you if you shoot a bunch of people. Yeah, I am not going to argue that point. Something’s got to be wrong with [...]
Packing for a Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Stay from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “Isn’t a pool cue like extremely dangerous in the psych ward? Like, you can’t have any hooks on the walls. But here’s a pool cue?” – Michelle Hammer Being in the [...]
Crazy Outtakes from the Edge (The Bonus Episode) from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “Gabe & Michelle are mentally ill and crazy. It’s a rare combination.” – LISA KINER Bonus episode filled with outtakes and additional information. Put together by the show’s producer and [...]
One of us Was Naked! Truth or Lie? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “I zone out on a train and I talk to myself on the trains and I was out of it on the train. I kind of left that part out, didn’t I?” [...]
Moving Past Depression (and Other Musings) from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “Why don’t we ever talk about how despite our best efforts, we are depressed? Now, let’s figure out how to move forward.” – GABE HOWARD We’ve all heard the adage, “An ounce [...]
To Therapy or Not to Therapy? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “People don’t want to see a therapist because they think that means they’re crazy. But, who decided that?” – GABE HOWARD Today, we discuss the pros and cons of therapy. What it [...]
Died From Mental Illness (CW: Suicide) from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “It’s called suicide, but it should be called death from mental illness. We don’t die from “cancer-cide”, as an example.” – GABE HOWARD Last summer, Michelle Hammer’s friend died by suicide. In [...]
Nail Biting and Hair Twirling (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors) from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “Why you gotta turn my nail biting into some big mental thing. I just bite my nails, why are people making it such a big thing?” – MICHELLE HAMMER [...]
Is Mental Illness Trendy Now? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “Have we gone so far that the actual definition of mental illness has been lost and it has been sort of retconned to mean different?” – GABE HOWARD “Hauntingly beautiful,” “ride the lightning,” [...]
TikTok Star Kody Green Talks Schizophrenic Story Time from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “I talk to people who aren’t there. I’ll have hallucinations pretty much on a weekly basis, even medicated.” – KODY GREEN, The Schizophrenic Hippie Kody Green, better known as the [...]
Loved One's Distrust Us Due to Our Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “. . . nobody wants to walk through hell, come out the other side and [Have someone] say, Well, but you’re mentally ill. How garbage is that? It’s garbage.” – GABE [...]
Gabe Howard is an award-winning podcast host, author, and sought-after speaker. In 2003, he was diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Gabe hosts the weekly Inside Mental Health podcast for Healthline Media and is the author of Mental Illness is an Asshole and Other Observations. He has appeared in numerous publications, including bipolar magazine, WebMD, Healthline.com, and the Stanford Online Medical Journal. He’s been a guest on several podcasts, including The One You Feed, The Savvy Psychologist, and Out of Patients.
Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma. She is an NYC native featured in the WebMD documentary Voices, which was nominated for a Tribeca X Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Michelle was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 22 after a misdiagnosis of bipolar at age 18. At 27, Michelle decided to use her artistic talents and fearless personality to do something that could benefit the mental health community. In May 2015, she founded a mental health-focused clothing brand. Schizophrenic.NYC is a clothing brand with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. Michelle has also been featured in many publications such as Mashable, The Daily Mail, Stylist, and Buzzfeed.