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 [...]
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. [...]
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 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 [...]
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!
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, 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 [...]
Schizophrenic.NYC and Janssen Global teamed up for an awesome photoshoot, and video! Here are the pictures that were taken at the photoshoot. Big thanks to Jersey Style Photography. Full article HERE >
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 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 the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed by Conversations from Studio B which is part of NAMI, Athens, OH Listen Here!
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 [...]
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!
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 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer, and Youtuber, Rachel Star Live talking about their Schizophrenia and Stereotypes. What does the public think about people with Schizophrenia? Big thank you to HealtheVoices and Wisdo for making this video! Watch Below!
Our mothers are incredibly naive when it comes to what it’s like to live with bipolar and schizophrenia — or are they? In this episode, Gabe interviewed Susan Hammer and Michelle interviewed Susan Howard about their child’s illness.Each mother was asked the same five questions and given the opportunity to answer in their own words. [...]
WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills and insights of Patient Leaders. Exceptional patient advocates, influencers, and experts who make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers are nominated for the various WEGO Health awards. The founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, Michelle Hammer was nominated for Best in Show: [...]
Michelle Hammer, the creator of Schizophrenic.NYC shared her experience with TheMighty.com on How I Opened Up About My Schizophrenia Diagnosis – and Started Helping Others Sponsored by Janssen. Hi, I’m Michelle Hammer, a schizophrenic girl living in NYC. I created and founded the mental health clothing line Schizophrenic.NYC. At this point in my life, I [...]