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Interview by MeganWritesEverything.com

2020-04-07T14:25:03+00:00April 7th, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

by Megan Griffith Michelle is the founder of Schizophrenic NYC, a mental health advocacy clothing line operating out of New York City. Previously an award-winning graphic designer, in May of 2015 Michelle decided she wanted to work for herself and do what she could to end the stigma against mental health conditions. She created Schizophrenic [...]

Schizophrenia Episode Caught on Security Camera

2020-02-19T03:52:11+00:00February 19th, 2020|Videos, Michelle Hammer|

This is Michelle Hammer. She has Schizophrenia and her security camera caught her on camera having a psychotic episode. She set up her security camera in hopes of catching herself in psychotic episodes to show people that Schizophrenia is not scary, dangerous or frightening. Nobody is ever hurt in any of the videos. It [...]

Michelle Performed at the Peoples Improv Theater

2020-02-07T18:04:29+00:00February 7th, 2020|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

About a month ago Schizophrenic.NYC was contacted by a new website title depressed.nyc, a website about depression in New York City. We learned that the statisitc is that 1 in 10 New Yorkers are depresssed. We immediatly wanted to collaborate. Depressed.nyc founder Brandon Diamond decided to do an improv show at THE PIT-NYC for [...]

The Fashion Designer Who Has Schizophrenia

2020-01-31T20:26:48+00:00January 31st, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed by Karina Margit Erdelyi at Psycom.net.Profiles in Mental Health Courage: The Fashion Designer Who Has SchizophreniaMeet Michelle Hammer. She's battling the stigma of mental health one design at a time.To help break the stereotypes and de-stigmatize the condition, Psycom sat down with Michelle Hammer, a leading light in NYC’s [...]

Schizophrenia and Talking To Yourself

2020-01-06T16:28:46+00:00January 6th, 2020|Videos, Michelle Hammer|

Schizophrenia isn't always scary. A lot of it is just talking to yourself throughout the day. I bought a security camera to catch myself in moments while I am talking to myself. I promise there is nobody in the room and I am acting completely delusional and having hallucinations. I was not scared at [...]

Michelle Hammer Will Be Speaking at NAMI Queens/Nassau

2019-12-30T21:51:05+00:00December 30th, 2019|speaking, Michelle Hammer|

The Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Brand will be speaking about her life growing up with Schizophrenia at NAMI Queens/Nassau. It is taking place on January, 15th 2020 at 7pm. Here is some info from their website: January Meeting Featuring: Michelle Hammer Join us January 15th at 7 PM in welcoming Michelle Hammer [...]

Michelle of Schizophrenic.NYC Did A Tedx Talk!

2019-11-12T16:58:49+00:00November 12th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

You heard it right! Michelle Hammer, the Creator and Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC did a Tedx Talk this past Thursday, Nov. 7. The Tedx Talk was hosted by Janssen Netherlands. Last year Michelle posted some of her artwork on Twitter and and a manager of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in New Jersey suggested she got in [...]

The Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale

2019-10-28T15:04:24+00:00October 28th, 2019|conference, Michelle Hammer|

I had a great time at the Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale University this past Friday.  I was great learning about mental health and how it relates to women. I attended the event with Allila Fernandez as well as Cecilila McGough of Students With Schizophrenia. We had a great time! [...]

Michelle is Presenting at A Blade Of Grass

2019-10-11T16:40:16+00:00October 11th, 2019|Michelle Hammer, speaking|

A Blade of Grass Assembly is a biannual day-long learning exchange and magazine launch for creative changemakers to investigate the methods, ethics, challenges, and joys of practicing art that advances social justice. Rooted in the themes of Issue #3 of A Blade of Grass Magazine, the Fall 2019 Assembly will be co-presented by the Museum of the Moving [...]

Michelle and Carrie Featured on Crazy Talk Podcast!

2019-06-27T14:03:23+00:00June 27th, 2019|podcast, Featured, interview, Michelle Hammer|

I am so excited to announce that myself, Michelle and Carrie of BreathePositivity.com are featured on Lee Thomas Podcast Crazy Talk.Lee Thomas was born and raised in a small town in northern Alberta. From a young age, they were heavily involved in athletics, student government, and other extracurriculars. However, during their teen years, they began [...]

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|Michelle Hammer, Featured, interview|

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|Michelle Hammer, artwork, interview|

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|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 [...]

Faces Of Schizophrenia – It went amazing!!

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

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|Michelle Hammer, interview|

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|speaking, Michelle Hammer|

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|interview, collaboration, Featured, 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|Michelle Hammer, interview, 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 [...]

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