The Schizophrenia Spectrum

2022-09-20T17:58:18+00:00September 20th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

By Mathew Ahmon A while ago, I wrote a post on a potential name change for schizophrenia (Michelle also tackles this topic in this Schizophrenia and the City episode), and we concluded that changing the name would ultimately do nothing to erase stigma. A recent Slate article revisits this topic, focusing instead on diagnostic [...]

Schizophrenia Before and After Meds | My Story

2022-09-20T17:46:32+00:00September 4th, 2022|blog, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Before and After Meds | My Story In this episode of Schizophrenia and the City, Michelle Hammer compares her experience with schizophrenia symptoms before and after she started taking medication. Before, the voices, which took the form of a girl, were unbearable. They would tell her that she should not say anything [...]

Properly Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the World of Social Work

2022-08-11T15:41:48+00:00August 11th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Properly Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the World of Social Work Social workers do incredibly important work for people from all walks of life. It’s a career that’s perfect for people who want to make a difference in the world. However, it’s also an extremely stressful career that can affect one’s mental [...]

A Glimpse Into Schizophrenia Overseas

2022-08-01T16:49:09+00:00August 1st, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

A Glimpse Into Schizophrenia Overseas by Matthew Ahmon The African people suffer from many things – famine, drought, epidemic, and colonialism – but a recent CNN article comments on a less well-known problem: stigma. In Africa, mental healthcare is ignored by the state and even humanitarian organizations, which are more interested in the big names, like [...]

The Connection Between Mental Health & Addictions

2022-07-20T20:34:04+00:00July 20th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

The Connection Between Mental Health & Addictions Prioritizing strong mental health is important in today’s highly volatile and turbulent world. Part of preserving mental health is understanding the influences that can damage or stress one’ mental health and cognitive functions. One of the biggest detriments to one’s mental health can take the form of [...]

I’m an Artist Living with Schizophrenia | Michelle Hammer

2022-07-09T01:28:05+00:00July 9th, 2022|blog, collaboration, Videos|

I'm an Artist Living with Schizophrenia | Michelle Hammer Michelle and Lauren from @LivingWellwithSchizophrenia have a discussion. – Lauren sits down with Michelle Hammer of @SchizophrenicNYC to learn about her experience being an artist living with schizophrenia, and also about how she blends together her artwork with her mental health advocacy. Thank you so [...]

Helpful Resources to Find Supportive Housing

2022-07-05T17:09:52+00:00July 5th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Helpful Resources to Find Supportive Housing For those who are struggling to get on their feet, supportive housing can make a drastic and positive change in one’s life. Living somewhere where one feels supported is a great way to promote healthy habits and improve one’s mindset. Unfortunately, finding supportive housing can sometimes feel like [...]

What to Look for in a Therapist or Counselor

2022-06-27T23:18:06+00:00June 27th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

What to Look for in a Therapist or Counselor People from all walks of life can benefit from working with a mental health professional. Mental illness, trauma, or simply just needing someone to talk to are all valid reasons for seeking out help from a therapist or counselor. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to [...]

10 Minutes of Schizophrenia Psychosis

2022-06-13T17:57:20+00:00June 13th, 2022|blog, Michelle Hammer, schizophrenia caught on camera|

10 Minutes of Schizophrenia Psychosis This is Michelle Hammer. She has Paranoid Schizophrenia and has Psychosis episodes often while sitting on her living room couch. She set up a security camera to catch the schizophrenia psychosis episodes she has while sitting on her couch. She wants to show people that Schizophrenia Psychosis episodes are [...]

Mental Health Needs: Social Workers Can Help

2022-06-09T16:17:11+00:00June 9th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Mental Health Needs: Social Workers Can Help Mental health needs and mental illness account for a staggering amount of public health and intervention concerns. They are prevalent not only in the United States but around the world. In the aftermath of COVID-19 and the incredible stresses and strict lockdowns it imposed on large percentages [...]

Schizophrenic Reacts to Schizophrenia Memes

2022-06-09T15:27:00+00:00June 9th, 2022|blog, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenic Reacts to Schizophrenia Memes In this episode of Schizophrenia and the City, Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC reacts to schizophrenia memes. What does she think of them? Watch to find out! Like The Background? Get The Canvases Here > Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Here >

Early Signs of Schizophrenia

2022-05-29T16:36:44+00:00May 26th, 2022|blog, Schizophrenia And The City|

Early Signs of Schizophrenia In this episode of Schizophrenia and the City,Michelle Hammer discusses some of the early signs of schizophrenia that she experienced. When Michelle was younger, one of her first hallucinations was that, while in the car, she would see a man driving a motorcycle on power lines. Although, at the [...]

Mental Health in America: Reducing Bias & Stigmas

2022-05-26T16:20:50+00:00May 26th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

People who suffer from mental illness are unfairly stigmatized in western society. Often these biases occur through micro-aggressions. Insensitive use of language. A silent aversion to people with mental health concerns. A simple unwillingness to learn more about what it means to suffer from mental illness. In all cases, however, mental health stigmas and [...]

Censoring Schizophrenia

2022-05-19T02:08:47+00:00May 19th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

by Matthew Ahmon The word “schizophrenia” carries lots of negative connotations and stigma – erasing those associations are one of the principal goals of Michelle’s company. In Canada, however, some companies are removing the word from their names in order to make it easier to raise funds and support for schizophrenia research and treatment. [...]

Schizophrenia Clothing Line Fashion Student Collaboration

2022-04-28T15:57:16+00:00April 28th, 2022|blog, collaboration|

Schizophrenia Clothing Line Fashion Student Collaboration Michelle Hammer the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC and Andrea Maris a student from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) collaborated on a Fashion Line. When presented with the theme “Empire State of Mind” for the AAS exhibit at FIT, the unfortunate prevalence of schizophrenia in [...]

The Social Impact Potential of Clinical Mental Health Counselors

2022-04-26T01:47:31+00:00April 26th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

The Social Impact Potential of Clinical Mental Health Counselors Almost anyone who has received help from a clinical mental health counselor will readily share that the experience shaped and changed their situation, circumstances, or even their life as a whole. Mental health counseling is becoming more widely recognized as a vital cog within [...]

Telehealth and the Importance of Remote Therapy

2022-04-01T20:23:15+00:00April 1st, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Telehealth and the Importance of Remote Therapy Stigma. Awareness. Finances. Time. There are many roadblocks keeping the average person from taking care of their mental health. And yet taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body. Despite the hurdles, mental health services are [...]

KRACKING UP (in a Good Way): A Night of Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy

2022-03-09T18:24:41+00:00March 9th, 2022|blog, event|

Fountain House, SchizophrenicNYC, City Voices & Stand Up for Mental Health present... KRACKING UP (in a Good Way): A Night of Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022 7:30PM With the bad press coverage, people with serious mental illnesses have been getting for ages, we’d like to introduce to you a new concept: mental illness [...]

Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond with Schizophrenic Activist Michelle Hammer

2022-02-10T18:54:43+00:00February 10th, 2022|blog, podcast|

Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond with Schizophrenic Activist Michelle Hammer No Secrets. No Shame. This show is all about Awareness & Mental Health STIGMA BUSTING and filled with Tips & INSPIRATION: Dr. Denise McDermott Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. has been in private practice since 2001. As [...]

7 Essential Components of Good Mental Well-being

2022-02-15T18:21:00+00:00February 7th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

7 Essential Components of Good Mental Well-being Unsurprisingly, mental health had been neglected and not discussed in families for a long time. People frequently mistook mental health issues as taboo and something incurable. In truth, deteriorating mental health is an alarming issue that affects people of all ages. Good mental health is undoubtedly [...]

Empty Space Podcast Features Michelle Hammer

2022-02-05T03:11:26+00:00February 5th, 2022|blog, podcast|

Empty Space Podcast Features Michelle Hammer The boys sat down with Schizophrenic activist Michelle Hammer to discuss her business and what it means to her and some of the challenges she’s endured after being diagnosed as Schizophrenic. This was a very informative and great interview! Empty Space Podcast We are [...]

Are Students Receiving the Mental Health Help They Need?

2022-02-02T18:55:31+00:00February 2nd, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Are Students Receiving the Mental Health Help They Need? Mental health is slowly becoming a topic that is widely regarded, better understood, and safer to talk about amongst the general public. However, the challenges of mental illness still affect a profoundly large number of people. Many people across countless demographics and walks of [...]

4 Mental Illness Myths

2022-01-28T20:02:39+00:00January 28th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

4 Mental Illness Myths In the past few years, people have become more open to talking about mental illness. The New York City Mayor’s Office reports that one in five residents experience at least one of these conditions a year. But despite the growing conversations around the topic, there are still many prevalent [...]

Parade.com Top 25 Schizophrenia Supporters

2021-04-28T16:54:59+00:00April 28th, 2021|blog, Featured, news|

The Top 25 Podcasts, Books, Instagram Accounts, and Documentaries on Life with Schizophrenia After you or a loved one has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, it’s easy to feel lonely, scared, and overwhelmed. Luckily, there are several books, documentaries, podcasts, and Instagram accounts that are valuable resources to turn to when you feel alone [...]

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