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 [...]
By Gabe Howard When I first met Michelle Hammer, she made exactly zero impression. I remember the conference we were both attending, but I don’t remember her. I have some vague recollection of a loud, inappropriate woman talking about meeting men on Tinder, but to this day, she claims it wasn’t her. My first memory of “meeting” [...]
Hey there! Wanna know what it's like to work with Gabe Howard? Well, Michelle made an awesome infographic about it. Check it out below!
I had a blast at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago! The HealtheVoices Conference is a first-of-its-kind, three-day event that brings together online advocates from across various health conditions for an opportunity to learn, share and connect. I had a lot of fun with some pretty awesome people. [...]
Michelle Hammer, the schizophrenic founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Line and co-host of the popular show A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, is giving a webinar on schizophrenia titled “Are You Paranoid? ‘Cause I Am! A Lesson From a Schizophrenic.” In it, she explains what it’s like to live in New York City with schizophrenia [...]
Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) welcome guest Vincent M. Wales from the PsychCentral Show podcast! All are at the HealtheVoices Conference in Chicago! Gabe and Michelle first talk about what their families think of the podcast, so far. Gabe’s 80-year- old grandmother shares her thoughts the show, while Michelle’s Jewish mother has [...]