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Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

2023-01-26T15:43:54+00:00January 26th, 2023|blog, podcast|

Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches Schizophrenic NYC: Define Normal, Defy Stigma and Homelessness (ep 59) Episode Description Guest: Michelle Hammer Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma. Michelle was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 22 after a misdiagnosis of bipolar at age 18. At 27, Michelle [...]

What Role Can the Government Play in Helping the Homeless Who Struggle with Mental Health Issues?

2023-01-16T17:37:18+00:00January 16th, 2023|blog, guest blog, guest post|

What Role Can the Government Play in Helping the Homeless Who Struggle with Mental Health Issues? Even though public awareness about mental health and mental illnesses has grown substantially over the past 5-10 years, instances of mental health problems still run rampant through many parts of our society. One vulnerable group that is [...]

Nurses Have Mental Stress Too & Challenges That Come with It

2022-12-25T15:14:50+00:00December 25th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Nurses Have Mental Stress Too & Challenges That Come with It Becoming a nurse takes a lot of hard work and dedication. People only choose this career path if they want to make a difference in the lives of people who are trying to recover from injuries or illnesses. Because of this, compassion [...]

Jokes About Schizophrenia

2022-12-15T17:05:12+00:00December 15th, 2022|blog, Videos|

Jokes About Schizophrenia This past September I attended the HealtheVoices 2022 Conference.  It was an absolute blast! I met people from all over the country advocating for their illnesses. I met and hung out with Schizophrenia advocates like TikToker Kody Green and YouTuber/Podcaster Rachel Star Live. I also got to hang out [...]

How to Take Control of Stress & Anxiety After a Bad Financial Situation

2022-12-15T16:47:28+00:00December 15th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

How to Take Control of Stress & Anxiety After a Bad Financial Situation For many, money can be a source of consistent stress and anxiety. On top of this, when one finds themself in a particularly devastating financial setback, stress and anxiety can become completely overwhelming. Thankfully, those out there who find [...]

5 Easy-To-Adopt Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

2022-12-08T17:23:33+00:00December 8th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

5 Easy-To-Adopt Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Guest Blog by Jenny Fries Your mental health encompasses both your psychological and your social wellness. Your emotional well-being, including the ability to describe and regulate your feelings, is also a substantial part of this package. And, while there are several factors that contribute to [...]

Mental Health Gift Guide 2022

2022-11-24T17:48:06+00:00November 24th, 2022|blog, holiday, Uncategorized|

Mental Health Gift Guide 2022 With the Holiday Season upon us, Schizophrenic.NYC brings you our annual Mental Health Gift Guide for the 2022 season. USE CODE “HOLIDAY22” FOR A DISCOUNT ON YOUR FAVORITE MENTAL HEALTH MERCH 1. Define Normal Mental Health T-Shirt “Define Normal” – it [...]

SHOUTOUT LA Features Schizophrenic.NYC

2022-11-21T19:43:51+00:00November 21st, 2022|blog, Featured|

SHOUTOUT LA Features Schizophrenic.NYC Meet Michelle Hammer | Creator of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing and Lifestyle Brand We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Hammer and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Michelle, how does your business help the community? Mental Health is something people often stigmatize. When a person gets [...]

Instinctive Talk Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer

2022-11-21T03:42:32+00:00November 21st, 2022|blog, collaboration, podcast|

Instinctive Talk Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer Michelle Hammer the Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed on the Instinctive Talk Podcast. Instinctive Talk On Instinctive Talk I want to share life in all its glory and hardships to open conversations about mental health and addiction so we can all see we are all [...]

How Victim Advocates Can Help Those Who Are Struggling

2022-11-20T03:59:22+00:00November 20th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

How Victim Advocates Can Help Those Who Are Struggling People who have been victims of domestic violence have a long road ahead of them. It’s hard enough for someone to get help and get out of a bad situation, but the challenges don’t end once they’re out of the house and away from immediate [...]

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue on Mental Health Nurses

2022-11-18T18:10:11+00:00November 18th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue on Mental Health Nurses People who work in the field of mental health offer help and support to people who are struggling with a wide range of mental illnesses. They are critical to the health and well-being of society as a whole, but working in the mental health field [...]

Local New Yorker Shamar Models For Schizophrenic.NYC

2022-11-14T17:52:07+00:00November 14th, 2022|blog, photo shoots|

Local New Yorker Shamar Models For Schizophrenic.NYC Blue Rorschach Test Ink Blot T-Shirt I’m Mentally ill And I Don’t Kill Tee Don’t Be Paranoid, You Look Great Mental Health T-Shirt Black Fire Rorschach Test Mental Health Ink Blot T-Shirt It’s Not A Delusion You Are Incredible Mental Health T-Shirt Coming Soon Define Normal [...]

Fear Not: Don’t Let Trauma Hold You Back Anymore

2022-10-21T17:25:03+00:00October 21st, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Fear Not: Don't Let Trauma Hold You Back Anymore Experiencing trauma isn’t something you have control over. It’s not your fault if you’ve been through traumatic experiences and now struggle with the long-term effects. However, trauma can cause a variety of symptoms that can affect your well-being and quality of life. Many people [...]

What does a Schizophrenia Psychotic episode look like?

2022-10-14T15:39:53+00:00October 14th, 2022|blog, schizophrenia caught on camera, Videos|

What does a Schizophrenia Psychotic episode look like? What does a Schizophrenia Psychotic Episode look like? This video features Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic girl living in New York City. She set up a video security camera to record herself having Schizophrenia psychotic episodes, to show that they are often not dangerous, or violent. [...]

How to Celebrate the Social and Mental Health Workers Who’ve Helped You

2022-10-14T14:29:31+00:00October 14th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

How to Celebrate the Social and Mental Health Workers Who've Helped You If you have ever received support from a social worker or mental health professional, you’ll probably have a story about how that care and assistance has bettered your life in some way. These practitioners and care professionals provide vital help for individuals who [...]

Lyndra Therapeutics Speech

2022-10-07T01:57:49+00:00October 7th, 2022|blog, speaking|

Lyndra Therapeutics It was a pleasure to host Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC during our company meeting today! Michelle is a mental health advocate who has dedicated her platform and time to fighting stigma. Michelle shared great insights, including the challenges associated with reducing stigma when what we hear in mainstream media only reflects times of crisis: “crisis with [...]

Tulane Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

2022-10-07T01:45:07+00:00September 21st, 2022|blog, conference, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Tulane Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand RoundsMichelle was honored to be a speaker at the Tulane Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds at the Tulane University School of Medicine on September 21, 2022.Thank you Tulane Psychiatry for having Schizophrenic.NYC at your conference, we can't wait to see you again

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 [...]

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