Paranoia and Schizophrenia What does paranoia feel like? How does paranoia affect our day-to-day life? Does social media affect your paranoia? What are some of our coping skills/grounding techniques that help with paranoia? How does misunderstanding of paranoia lead to further discrimination and stigma for people living with psychosis? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and [...]
What Meds Do We Take? People with psychosis deserve both respect when choosing treatment options and a wider variety of treatment options to choose from. When advocating, it breaks our hearts when we see people belittled for their treatment choices. This goes for both sides of the coin. We should not pill shame. It [...]
Schizophrenia Is Not A Look We hope you laugh with us in this unfiltered episode of Schizophrenia And The City where Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis do each other's makeup. We discuss insecurities, gender identity, bullying, and dating. This video was a lot of fun recording, but probably [...]
Schizophrenia and Relationships How has isolation impacted maintaining friendships? Have schizophrenia symptoms gotten in the way of communication? Have you ever lost a friend due to stigma? How has living with schizophrenia affected your dating life? When do you disclose? What advice would you give about maintaining a relationship while living with schizophrenia? ... [...]
Let's Break some Taboos around Schizophrenia! Join a fascinating conversation between Michelle Hammer and Serena Sun as they dive into what it means to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. You might have seen Michelle in New York, actively talking about having schizophrenia while selling her clothing line. Listen as they dispel myths and answer some [...]
LGBTQ2S+ & Schizophrenia Why is it prevalent to talk about psychosis within the LGBTQ2S+ community? How are our coming out stories different or the same as our opening up stories about psychosis? What can the Psychosis community learn about language from the LGBTQ2S+ community? What additional barriers to care or additional stigma is presented [...]
In this interview with Schizophrenic business owner, Michelle Hammer, we have some... interesting conversations. Tune in to learn more about Michelle Hammer, schizophrenia, and MUCH MORE! This interview is marked EXPLICIT.
**Trigger Warning** Self-Harm My first few weeks at college were amazing...then I started to think my best friend/roommate was trying to kill me. I'm Michelle Hammer and I have Paranoid Schizophrenia. I'm not sure when I officially got it but it didn't really "blow up" until I went to college at 18. I made [...]
Dating With A Mental Illness With Michelle Hammer & Carolyn Rossiter Michelle and Carrie are a married couple in their early 30's living in New York City. Michelle has Schizophrenia. Carrie has Anxiety and Depression. How do they make their relationship work? In this video, Michelle and Carrie answer viewers' questions on what [...]
This video features the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic girl living in New York City. She set up a video security camera to record herself having psychotic episodes, to show that they are not dangerous, or violent. What did you learn from this video?
Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed on Base Camp Podcast. Sam and Jasmine talk to experts about inner speech (sometimes called the internal narrative) after reading a suspicious tweet. Fun fact: some people have an internal narrative and some don't As in, some people's thoughts are like sentences they "hear", and some [...]
The NAMI-NYS Perspectives series features perspectives from a wide range of guests from our community including prominent figures, NAMI-NYS leaders, and general NAMI-NYS members. This episode features Michelle Hammer and Cecilia McGough.
Tom Ahern is a counsellor and founder of ‘Mind Mate Counselling’, an online counselling program for driven individuals who are ready to establish a vision for their lives and reduce anxious thoughts. As a counsellor, Tom Ahern has a specific interest helping people with trauma related issues—and its many branches which include OCD, panic [...]
Sleep Hygiene Sleep hygiene is developing necessary habits to allow for good nighttime sleep quality which leads to feeling rested and alert all day. Check out the Sleep Hygiene Infographic below.
Listen to Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer on Visceral Concepts Podcast! Welcome to episode 96! In today's podcast Visceral Concepts Founder Michael McNew is joined by special guest Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC, a fashion brand focused on creating conversations around mental health. She's got some great knowledge, ideas, and advice for small business owners who [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]
I was so happy to be asked to be part of a panel for BlendTW for their Mental Health and Social Media Series. We talked about high and low points in our lives as well as how we use social media to help mental health. Tristan Miller, Cielo, and Michelle [...]