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You Are Not Your Diagnosis – An Interview by HOWL Magazine

2017-02-28T19:58:26+00:00February 28th, 2017|interview, Featured|

Our founder Michelle had the great opportunity to be interviewed by HOWL Magazine.  Michelle speaks about her journey with Schizophrenia and getting her diagnosis. As well as trying to make a change in how NYC sees mental health. Read More Here >

Interview with the Julia, the creator of HowAmIFeeling.org

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00January 11th, 2017|interview, blog|

If you've never heard of HowAmIFeeling.org then you're missing out. It's a community you are encouraged to use your creativity to tell your story. It's a place where for artwork that showcases unique perspective on mental health, emotions, connection, and everyday life and where you can take the audience on a journey.  I first encountered HowAmIFeeling [...]

How A Determined Schizophrenic Woman From NYC Is Breaking Stigma About Mental Illness

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00December 15th, 2016|interview|

{Schizophrenic.NYC buttons, bracelets, stickers} In just a little over a year since I last interviewed Michelle Hammer (founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, a clothing line aimed at promoting mental health awareness), her company and mission have gained an exponential amount of support from the media and community.  Since hundreds of thousands of people with schizophrenia [...]

BTWNUS Interview – Michelle, Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00November 23rd, 2016|blog, interview|

On Realizing She Has Schizophrenia I didn’t realize that something was wrong with me until I was 18 years old and just starting college. In high school, I always thought my mom was really against me, like she was trying to hurt me, and I blamed here for a lot of things. When I got [...]

Michelle was interviewed on PRN.fm. Listen Now!

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, interview, news|

We are so excited to announce that the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, Michelle Hammer was interviewed by Mark Farrell of the Progressive Radio Network. Listen below to hear the interview:   You can listen to the entire radio broadcast with other guests and commentary on news Here >

This cool fashion line is helping fight mental illness stigma and gives back, too

2016-11-01T16:06:27+00:00November 1st, 2016|interview|

We just became aware of a fashion line to help fight the stigma around mental illness, and we love it. Not only is mental illness awareness important, but so is helping those who suffer from it. Schizophrenic.NYC is the company, and it was started by New York-based graphic designer Michelle Hammer in 2015, reported Mashable. [...]

This Woman Wears Her Mental Illness On Her Sleeve, And Here’s Why You Should Too

2016-10-28T18:47:18+00:00October 28th, 2016|news, interview|

“I wanted to create something of my own that I could be proud of, and announce to everyone that I live with a mental illness." Given the stigma surrounding mental illness, it may seem pretty radical to wear your condition on your sleeve. But that's exactly what graphic designer Michelle Hammer wants you to do. Hammer [...]

American Clothing Label Is Set To Change Your Views On Schizophrenia

2016-10-28T18:20:28+00:00October 28th, 2016|news, interview|

Mental illnesses such as schizophrenia aren’t often addressed publicly and can be heavily misunderstood. This is why NYC-based graphic designer Michelle Hammer, 27, who suffers from the illness herself, has launched a clothing line designed to raise awareness of the disease and change how people generally perceive it. Hammer launched her company Schizophrenic.NYC in 2015 [...]

Fighting Stigma Never Looked So Good

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00October 20th, 2016|news, interview|

Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in The Mighty! Michelle Hammer wants to change the way people from New York City think about mental illness. But, instead of fighting stigma with words or campaigns, she’s doing it with designs anyone can wear. Hammer, who lives with schizophrenia, decided it was time to make a change after encountering a homeless [...]

Featured in NeuroPositiveTowner.com

2017-03-06T23:52:10+00:00July 28th, 2016|interview|

We got interviewed in NeuroPositiveTowner entitled "The beauty of awareness: Schizophrenia."   I believe in living a non-judgemental life. I think from a baseline of ‘everyone struggles with inner turmoil they try to hide’. Everyone (myself included) has a form of mental, emotional, physical or spiritual issues that aren’t pleasant,  most try to conceal them, some [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC Q&A with Worth Living

2017-03-06T23:52:10+00:00June 14th, 2016|interview|

Michelle had a Q&A with Keith Anderson the founder of Worth Living. What is Schizophrenic.NYC? The Mental Health Clothing Line, Schizophrenic.NYC, was created, founded, & designed by Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic New Yorker who wants to make a difference in the way the mentally ill homeless are treated in NYC, as well as change the [...]

Michelle was featured in HaphazardCoffee.com!

2017-03-06T23:52:11+00:00March 15th, 2016|interview, news, writing|

Check out this great feature about Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC in the literary society HaphazardCoffee. "It is my pleasure and honor to introduce to you Michelle Hammer, the CEO and founder of Schizophrenic NYC, a clothing line for the mental health community. I fell in love with this shirt that I came across when scrolling [...]

Aeipathy Mag Feature!

2015-12-31T16:29:46+00:00December 24th, 2015|interview|

One NY Company Is Changing The Way We View The Homeless Schizophrenic.NYC has drawn attention from various media sources for it’s unique and inspirational perspective to bring awareness to homeless individuals in New York City with mental illness. They have differed from norms of the usual ways of bringing awareness and it’s by–clothing. Statics show: [...]

We Got Featured in BuzzFeed!

2017-03-06T23:52:11+00:00December 9th, 2015|interview, news|

This Is What It’s Like To Live With Schizophrenia: Three people with schizophrenia share their stories. Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling — but treatable — brain disorder affecting more than 21 million people worldwide. Of those people, only half receive treatment. Symptoms, which usually begin between ages 16 and 30, primarily include hallucinations and [...]

Check out our Defying Mental Illness Interview

2017-03-06T23:52:11+00:00November 4th, 2015|interview|

Check out the Schizophrenic.NYC interview at DefyingMentalIllness.com Interview with Michelle, Advocate and Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Defying Mental Illness had a great opportunity to interview Michelle, the founder and owner of Schizophrenic.NYC, a clothing company based in New York that raises awareness of mental illness and homelessness.  Michelle is one inspiring lady, and like many, has a [...]

Featured on TheClothesMaiden.com Mag!

2017-03-06T23:52:17+00:00September 24th, 2015|interview|

Schizophrenic.NYC was created, founded and designed by a Schizophrenic New Yorker who wants to make a difference in the way the mentally ill homeless are treated in NYC as well as change the way New Yorkers feel about mental illness. The idea behind the designs is that when the unmedicated person with Schizophrenia looks at [...]

Dailymail.com features Schizophrenic.NYC

2015-08-31T16:48:27+00:00August 28th, 2015|interview, news|

'Without my family and friends, I could be homeless': Schizophrenic woman, 27, launches clothing line to help get mentally ill people stay off New York City streets Michelle Hammer, who lives in Astoria, Queens, was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 22 Her clothing company, Schizophrenic.NYC, sells T-shirts and tank tops with her own colorful Rorschach Test designs [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC featured on FreudandFashion.com

2015-08-25T14:59:25+00:00August 25th, 2015|interview|

We got featured on FreudandFashion.com! As a psychiatrist, I treat nearly all mental health diagnoses, but among the patients that have been most memorable and have broken the most stereotypes in my mind are those diagnosed with schizophrenia.  As an intern and resident physician, I allotted more time to talk with my patients with schizophrenia because they were generally the ones who spoke [...]

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