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Balancing Support and Boundaries: Navigating Mental Health Challenges in Friendship

2024-05-28T18:34:50+00:00May 28th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Balancing Support and Boundaries: Navigating Mental Health Challenges in Friendship from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast In today’s episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the challenges Michelle faces with her friend who exhibits erratic and aggressive behavior, likely due to untreated mental illness. Despite Michelle's continued efforts to support her friend, including texting her mom [...]

Good vs Bad Vulnerability and What’s The Difference?

2024-05-14T18:08:06+00:00May 14th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Good vs Bad Vulnerability and What’s The Difference? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today Gabe and Michelle continue openly discussing living with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, respectively, aiming to reduce stigma around mental health. Gabe expresses gratitude for the support that has allowed their podcast to continue, emphasizing the importance of vulnerability in [...]

Navigating Gifts, Criticism, and Friendship While Managing Mental Illness

2024-04-30T16:45:00+00:00April 30th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Navigating Gifts, Criticism, and Friendship While Managing Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today, Gabe and Michelle share their insecurities and lament that they do not feel more successful. They discuss navigating their challenges, the importance of support, and working to help others through their platform despite personal struggles. Encouraging each other [...]

Can Schizophrenics and Bipolars be Good Pet Owners?

2024-04-20T14:34:20+00:00April 20th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Can Schizophrenics and Bipolars be Good Pet Owners? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast In today’s episode, Gabe and Michelle talk about the positive impact their dogs, Peppy and Paisley, have on their mental health, debunking misconceptions that people with mental illness cannot be good pet owners. While Gabe’s dog offers comfort during his [...]

Passively Suicidal: Are You Still in Recovery?

2024-04-02T14:32:21+00:00April 2nd, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Passively Suicidal: Are You Still in Recovery? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today, Gabe and Michelle explore the nuances of navigating passive suicidal ideation within the context of long-term mental illness recovery. They highlight that occasional fleeting thoughts of suicide don’t necessarily signify a regression in recovery. However, they [...]

Women v Men: Who Has More Stigma From Mental Illness?

2024-03-19T15:01:05+00:00March 19th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Women v Men: Who Has More Stigma From Mental Illness? from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Today’s discussion explores the challenges men and women face in managing mental illness, examining societal expectations, medication, and support systems. What disparities exist? What similarities [...]

Challenging the Stupidity Stereotype in Mental Illness

2024-03-05T16:33:20+00:00March 5th, 2024|BSP, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer|

Challenging the Stupidity Stereotype in Mental Illness from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Can people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia be intelligent, or are they dumb? Tune in as Gabe and Michelle navigate the intersections of intelligence, creativity, and mental health, challenging the stereotypes that [...]

Podcast: Season 4 Premiere: 2 Truths and a Lie

2024-02-20T17:11:31+00:00February 20th, 2024|BSP|

Podcast: Season 4 Premiere: 2 Truths and a Lie from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast In this riveting episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, join Gabe and Michelle as they embark on a gripping game of “Two Truths and a Lie.” Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of [...]

A Bipolar A Schizophrenic and a Podcast crowdfunding on Indiegogo

2023-08-11T03:10:59+00:00August 11th, 2023|blog, BSP, Gabe Howard|

A Bipolar A Schizophrenic and a Podcast crowdfunding on Indiegogo GO TO INDIEGOGO Want another season of bipolar schizophrenic in a podcast with Howard and me, Michelle Hammer? People with bipolar and schizophrenia aren't usually seen on mainstream networks because they like to invest in doctors and medical type people. [...]

We Are Frauds (Talking About Imposter Syndrome)

2023-04-10T16:42:44+00:00April 10th, 2023|BSP, podcast|

We Are Frauds (Talking About Imposter Syndrome) from A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast “Don't get mad at your friends when they don't tell you what you want to hear. Because what you need to hear is often more important than what you want to hear. ” – Gabe Howard Gabe spoke at Oxford [...]

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Features BSP

2022-08-07T15:41:07+00:00August 7th, 2022|BSP, podcast|

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 a list of some amazing [...]

Serious Questions About Life with Bipolar Disorder

2022-06-28T15:54:37+00:00June 28th, 2022|BSP, podcast|

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 was an asshole. ” – [...]

Deep Q’s For an NYC Woman with Schizophrenia

2022-06-22T16:11:33+00:00June 22nd, 2022|BSP, podcast|

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 yeah, they figured it out. [...]

Packing for a Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Stay

2022-06-01T03:16:08+00:00June 1st, 2022|BSP|

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 psychiatric ward is not the [...]

Crazy Outtakes from the Edge (The Bonus Episode)

2022-04-27T19:51:37+00:00April 27th, 2022|BSP|

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 editor, Lisa Kiner. Tune in [...]

Moving Past Depression (and Other Musings)

2022-03-03T21:59:27+00:00March 3rd, 2022|BSP|

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 of prevention is worth a [...]

Died From Mental Illness (CW: Suicide)

2022-02-15T19:50:27+00:00February 15th, 2022|BSP|

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 this heartfelt and vulnerable episode, [...]

Nail Biting and Hair Twirling (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors)

2022-02-15T18:32:24+00:00February 8th, 2022|BSP|

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 Nail Biting. Hair Pulling. Skin [...]

TikTok Star Kody Green Talks Schizophrenic Story Time

2022-01-26T04:41:08+00:00January 26th, 2022|BSP|

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 schizophrenic hippie, is a TikTok [...]

Loved Ones Distrust Us Due to Our Mental Illness

2022-01-22T01:32:09+00:00January 22nd, 2022|BSP|

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 HOWARD Recovery is [...]

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