Michelle spoke at Shedding Light on Mental Health

2019-06-11T00:10:04+00:00June 11th, 2019|conference, Michelle Hammer|

Hi Everyone! I had the opportunity to speak at the Shedding Light On Mental Health Conference A mental health conference brought in partnership by NAMI Greater Wheeling and West Liberty University. I went with my co-host of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe Howard, who was a keynote speaker. I gave an [...]

The Schizophrenia Collective: Reducing Stigma Through Fashion and Art

2019-05-28T15:29:00+00:00May 28th, 2019|Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer|

by Allie Burke on StigmaFighters.comI met Michelle Hammer years ago through a mutual passion to reduce stigma associated with schizophrenia. I remember feeling so awed and inspired by her because she was so artistic and brilliant. Not only did I respect her for what she was doing but I genuinely wanted to be her friend [...]

How I’ve used art to express my journey with schizophrenia and reduce stigma around mental illness

2019-05-17T13:47:07+00:00May 17th, 2019|artwork, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle, the Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was Featured in TheMighty.com  -  How I’ve used art to express my journey with schizophrenia and reduce stigma around mental illness"Ten years ago, I bought a sketchbook and markers. I had the sliver of an idea and wanted to see where it took me.  During that summer, I started drawing detailed [...]

Is Instagram Saying Being Schizophrenic is Offensive?

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

Faces Of Schizophrenia – It went amazing!!

2019-03-10T17:10:28+00:00March 10th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Earlier this month we posted about Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC speaking at the Faces Of Schizophrenia event hosted by Students with Schizophrenia located at Fountain House in New York City. The event went amazing and Michelle had a blast! Here are some photos from the event. [...]

What Psychotic Episodes Really Look and Feel Like

2019-02-19T17:38:14+00:00February 19th, 2019|interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in the article "What Psychotic Episodes Really Look and Feel Like" by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. on PsychCentral.com. “[During a psychotic episode], I zone out. I’m gone. I leave reality,” said Michelle Hammer, who has schizophrenia. She’s the co-host of Psych Central’s A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast and founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, a [...]

Faces Of Schizophrenia – Hosted by Students With Schizophrenia

2019-02-10T17:33:40+00:00February 10th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Faces Of Schizophrenia is both a speaking and music event. This is Students With Schizophrenia's first public outreach event in New York City, and we are so excited about announcing our collaboration with Fountain House. This event will focus on the three stories of three individuals who have schizophrenia. The purpose of this event is [...]

The Sewanee Review Features Schizophrenic.NYC

2019-01-24T15:04:11+00:00January 24th, 2019|Featured, Michelle Hammer|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we are proud to announce that our creator Michelle Hammer as featured in the thesewaneereview.com. It's a great article about a girl who got into Yale and also has Bipolar Disorder. Michelle was interviewed about having a mental illness and being in college. Read Full Article!

WFUV Interviews Schizophrenic.NYC founder Michelle

2018-12-27T18:49:03+00:00December 27th, 2018|collaboration, Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer|

The Schizophrenic.NYC is excited to announce that Michelle was interviewed by WFUV Fordham Radio Station(New York City's commercial-free home of music discovery!) The Episode Featuring Michelle is about "The Other Side of Stigma." For anyone who has never experienced bias or prejudice, it might be hard to understand the true meaning of stigma. On this [...]

Michelle’s Video with Janssen Global

2018-12-14T16:21:29+00:00December 14th, 2018|interview, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC teamed up with Janssen Global to produce a great article and a video to go with it! Here is the beginning of the article and the video. Michelle Hammer describes herself as "a schizophrenic New Yorker trying to change the way New York City sees mental health." To achieve that [...]

Speech about Living with and “Recovering” from Schizophrenia at This is My Brave – NYC

2018-11-24T20:20:04+00:00November 24th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking, Videos|

Hi guys! I am thrilled to announce that my speech about living with and "recovering" from Schizophrenia from ThisIsMyBrave is now ready to view. I was pretty nervous about making this speech but as time past I felt more comfortable.  It's never easy to talk about the past, especially when mental illness is involved. I [...]

This This Is My Brave Video Is Ready!

2018-11-18T19:25:55+00:00November 18th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

In September I participated in the This Is My Brave NYC Show! The show is about people with connections to mental illness sharing their stories in their own way.  I had a great time and now the promotional video is out! I hope you all enjoy and love the video! If you want to [...]

Speaking about Schizophrenia at Mt. Sinai Hospital

2018-11-04T18:22:39+00:00November 4th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

I absolutely had a blast speaking to 1st-year medical students at Mt. Sinai Hospital this week. I was on a panel with a Chaplain and other psychology professionals.  I was asked questions about my journey through life, reactions to my Schizophrenia and how I started Schizophrenic.NYC and advocacy.  One student approached me after the panel [...]

Positive and Negative Podcast Interviews Michelle

2018-09-29T21:38:49+00:00September 29th, 2018|interview, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Positive and Negative is a podcast where Tristan Miller discusses the relationship between mental health and the creative temperament. This episode Tristan talks to artist, business owner, activist, and women's lacrosse coach Michelle Hammer about her life with Schizophrenia. Listen Below

Michelle is Featured in CureSZ.org

2018-09-28T15:12:43+00:00September 28th, 2018|collaboration, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in CureSZ.org. CURESZ envisions a future where schizophrenia and related psychoses are widely accepted as neurobiological brain conditions, and can be prevented, treated or cured, with restoration of wellness and full functional recovery.     Michelle Hammer is the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, a clothing line that fights [...]

Michelle will be speaking at This Is My Brave!

2018-08-27T01:23:45+00:00August 10th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC will be speaking at the NYC This Is My Brave event on September 24th. The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay, and original [...]

Getting Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

2018-07-28T22:02:40+00:00July 28th, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Check out Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer, and Youtuber, Rachel Star Live talking about getting diagnosed with Schizophrenia and telling the world about it. What do you think happened when we came out with our Schizophrenia diagnosis? Big thank you to HealtheVoices and Wisdo for making this video! Watch Below!

Michelle & Gabe have a LIVE SHOW on TheMighty!

2018-07-19T15:57:25+00:00July 19th, 2018|collaboration, Gabe Howard, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

Do you have questions about living with mental illness? Gabe & Michelle have answers! Ask the hosts of 'A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast' anything you like.We are live on TheMighty.com's Facebook page Mental Health On The Mighty every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month! Be sure to tune in! Here is a recording of [...]

I Loved Speaking at This Is My Brave

2018-09-26T20:37:41+00:00September 26th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

I had the most amazing time sharing my story at the NYC event of This Is My Brave! There were 350 people in the audience. It was the biggest audience I have ever spoken in front of. Backstage I was very nervous. I just kept telling myself to be confident.   "I am confident. [...]

#ICanWithSchizophrenia

2018-07-07T18:51:51+00:00July 7th, 2018|collaboration, Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer, Videos|

SchizophrenicNY, Michelle Hammer, shares how she said “I CAN” to using her voice to help others living with schizophrenia. RT her #ICanWithSchizophrenia story & we’ll donate $1 to support MentalHealthAm (min. $10K, max. $30K; thru 7/31) Join us & @SchizophrenicNY in spreading the #ICanWithSchizophrenia message! For every RT of this video, @JanssenUS will [...]

Violence, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar. Oh My!

2018-07-02T14:44:39+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Many people believe that violence and mental illness are linked in such a way that all mentally ill people will – eventually – be violent. Some people go as far as to believe that violence is only perpetrated by people with mental illness.In this episode, Gabe & Michelle explore these assumptions, thoughts, and ideas from [...]

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