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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 [...]

Each Year I Battle Depression In The Summer

2021-02-25T18:53:05+00:00February 25th, 2021|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Each year I battle depression in the summer. I don’t know if it’s seasonal affective disorder or not. My psychiatrist hasn’t said; but every year as summer approaches I can feel it like I’ve heard people say they can feel that it’s going to rain, only this is darker. This feels like when you’re [...]

The Beautiful Paradox – A Story of a father with Schizophrenia

2020-02-28T19:58:25+00:00February 26th, 2020|blog, guest blog|

My primary carer when growing up was my father. As a painter/schizophrenic HE was the best of playmates. His vivid imagination and heightened good moods made him the most exciting and fun person to play with. It was on his downward spirals however, when his paranoia got the best of him. At these times [...]

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 [...]

Is Instagram Saying Being Schizophrenic is Offensive?

2019-03-28T02:16:32+00:00March 28th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, blog, 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 [...]

Managing Paranoia with Journaling


2021-02-06T14:59:37+00:00March 6th, 2019|blog, guest blog, guest post, writing|

Written by Alexie Crest. Paranoia is an intense feeling of anxiety often involving thoughts related to persecution, threats, or conspiracy. It can have a crippling effect on a person’s life if not treated. And with Cnet reporting that technology is making privacy harder, more people are suffering with various levels of paranoia. In this post, [...]

Schizophrenia and Drug Addiction

2018-08-29T20:32:28+00:00August 29th, 2018|blog, addiction, guest blog, writing|

Written by Matt Boyle. Schizophrenia is not a rare mental disorder. In fact, it affects roughly 1% of the world’s population and generally begins to show its first signs during adolescence and young adulthood. Substance use disorders are also common and affect roughly 8% of the world’s population. However, the number of overlap between [...]

Let’s End The Stigma Related To Mental Health

2018-03-08T00:17:18+00:00March 5th, 2018|blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Ayesha Mehta. To all the readers reading my article, I’d like to begin by personally thanking each one of you for taking the time out to read my article. I want to share a small secret with you, one that may not come as a surprise to you but the one that [...]

Back to Reality: A Story of Psychosis

2018-01-31T19:22:49+00:00January 31st, 2018|blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Julia Stabler. Hi, my name is Julia Stabler. I am 29 years old and passionate about mental health advocacy. Four years ago my life changed forever when I suffered a psychotic break. I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder while in college, but a confusing second opinion led me to believe that [...]

I Didn’t Really Want To Die, As Much As I Thought

2018-01-23T20:28:38+00:00January 23rd, 2018|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

Written by Tea Jay. It came on suddenly. Suicidal thoughts had been lingering for weeks now, but I had no actual plan to attempt to take my life. Then, just like that, something switched. Nothing in the world mattered. I was slipping into darkness and I was allowing it to take me. I was [...]

There’s a Difference Between Anger and Verbal Abuse

2018-01-18T21:08:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

Written By Sarah Fader We've all been there: you say something you "didn't mean" when you're angry. It happens in the heat of the moment. It's not quite that you "didn't mean it" but rather, it came out more intense than you intended it to be. This is quite different from what is known [...]

Depression Doesn’t Always Look Like “Depression”

2018-01-16T20:26:22+00:00January 16th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

Written By Sarah Fader Some of us have been unlucky enough to have the flu. It's a terrible feeling, sort of like you're dying slowly. Sometimes people even get the flu when you've gotten the flu shot. Imagine the flu is "Depression." It's a severe form of illness. You can't get out of bed, [...]

I Hate It When People Use My “Crazy” Against Me

2018-01-11T18:47:55+00:00January 11th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader I have had my "crazy" used against me: this is called "emotional abuse."   Some days I don't know what I've been triggered by.   I have ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD and Complex PTSD. Some days I don't know what I've been triggered by. Because I have so many diagnoses [...]

Need Therapy? There Is No Excuse Not To Get Help

2018-01-08T21:02:54+00:00January 8th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader I can't count how many people I've had this conversation with and asked this question to: have you considered going to therapy? It becomes apparent when someone is in mental or emotional distress. I have empathy for my friends and loved ones who are in mental health crises or even experiencing [...]

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