How One Woman Describes Living With Schizophrenia | Newsy

2022-09-19T21:12:31+00:00September 19th, 2022|interview, news, Videos|

How One Woman Describes Living With SchizophreniaNewsy Features Michelle Hammer, Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Michelle Hammer is a New York resident with schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder. She shares her journey.Michelle Hammer wants you to know schizophrenia. To know the illness is to know her. "I go, 'listen, no couches were harmed in the [...]

Parade.com Top 25 Schizophrenia Supporters

2021-04-28T16:54:59+00:00April 28th, 2021|blog, Featured, news|

The Top 25 Podcasts, Books, Instagram Accounts, and Documentaries on Life with Schizophrenia After you or a loved one has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, it’s easy to feel lonely, scared, and overwhelmed. Luckily, there are several books, documentaries, podcasts, and Instagram accounts that are valuable resources to turn to when you feel alone [...]

Michelle’s WebMD Video is a Finalist for The 2018 Tribeca X Award

2018-04-02T22:04:39+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Featured, Michelle Hammer, news, Videos|

Here at Schizophrenic.NYC we cannot be more excited to announce that "Voices" by WebMD is a finalist for the Tribeca X Award! Now in its third year, the Tribeca X Award honors the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the past year. The nine finalists feature work from acclaimed [...]

Hearing Voices of Support by Sardaa

2017-05-29T22:20:01+00:00May 29th, 2017|artwork, blog, news|

I had an amazing time at the Hearing Voices of Support interactive art installation that was put on by Sardaa.  The installation was amazing.  Walking into a misty dark room and hearing the amazing stories about people affected by Schizophrenia was eye-opening. I was also allowed to sell my personal artwork [...]

Join the Schizophrenic.NYC NAMIWalks Team

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00January 30th, 2017|news|

This year the NYC NAMI Walk is Saturday, May 13, 2017. It is a 5k at South Street Seaport Promenade. Check in time is 9:00 am, and the start time is 10:00 am. Join Schizophrenic.NYC for this year's NAMIWalks NYC event! We are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI-NYC Metro, the [...]

This Woman Created A Seriously Amazing Clothing Line To End Mental Health Stigma

2016-12-19T20:47:07+00:00December 19th, 2016|Featured, news|

A lot of brilliant work is being done to end mental health stigma. Lots of important conversations are taking place as well as creative routes of sparking awareness and dialogue. One such creative initiative is a New York City based clothing company called Schizophrenic.nyc. Read More >

6 feminist gift ideas to give to the ladies in your life this holiday season

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00December 8th, 2016|Featured, holiday, news|

Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in MyLola.com's Holiday gift Guide, featuring 6 feminist gift ideas to give to the ladies in your life this holiday season. Check it out Here >

Michelle was interviewed on PRN.fm. Listen Now!

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, interview, news|

We are so excited to announce that the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, Michelle Hammer was interviewed by Mark Farrell of the Progressive Radio Network. Listen below to hear the interview:   You can listen to the entire radio broadcast with other guests and commentary on news Here >

Schizophrenia awareness just got fashionable thanks to this clothing line

2016-11-17T22:07:49+00:00November 17th, 2016|news|

Severe mental illness is rarely talked about publicly, let alone referenced proudly and unapologetically on a T-shirt. Graphic designer Michelle Hammer is hoping to change that — by starting a conversation about schizophrenia through her eye-catching designs as part of her company, Schizophrenic.NYC. Read More >

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | Social Justice Edition – THISISYNA.com

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00November 15th, 2016|news, Featured, holiday|

Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in THISISYNA.com Holiday Gift Guide 2016! It may seem super early in the year to put out a gift guide, but America's had a rough week. I think we deserve some holiday cheer in the form of Starbucks red cups and gift guides to get us in the mood for shopping for [...]

These Beautiful T-Shirts Are Breaking Down the Schizophrenia Stigma in the Best Way

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00November 10th, 2016|news|

Michelle Hammer wants to draw attention to the 3.5 million Americans living with schizophrenia. Although schizophrenia affects roughly 1.1 percent of the world's population, it's rarely talked about openly. Fortunately, graphic designer Michelle Hammer is hoping to change that. Hammer, who's the founder of Schizophrenic NYC, wants to draw attention to the 3.5 million Americans [...]

This Woman Wears Her Mental Illness On Her Sleeve, And Here’s Why You Should Too

2016-10-28T18:47:18+00:00October 28th, 2016|news, interview|

“I wanted to create something of my own that I could be proud of, and announce to everyone that I live with a mental illness." Given the stigma surrounding mental illness, it may seem pretty radical to wear your condition on your sleeve. But that's exactly what graphic designer Michelle Hammer wants you to do. Hammer [...]

American Clothing Label Is Set To Change Your Views On Schizophrenia

2016-10-28T18:20:28+00:00October 28th, 2016|news, interview|

Mental illnesses such as schizophrenia aren’t often addressed publicly and can be heavily misunderstood. This is why NYC-based graphic designer Michelle Hammer, 27, who suffers from the illness herself, has launched a clothing line designed to raise awareness of the disease and change how people generally perceive it. Hammer launched her company Schizophrenic.NYC in 2015 [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC in STYLIST.co.uk

2016-10-25T22:08:42+00:00October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized, news|

This clothing range is designed to raise awareness of mental illness Having been diagnosed with schizophrenia aged 22, graphic designer Michelle Hammer wanted to do something to reduce the stigma around mental health issues. Thus, last year her company Schizophrenic.NYC was born. Featuring slogan tees and vest tops with lines such as the company’s tag line, [...]

Confronting schizophrenia stigma, one T-shirt at a time

2016-10-24T04:25:27+00:00October 24th, 2016|news|

We are in Mashable! Severe mental illness is rarely talked about publicly, let alone referenced proudly and unapologetically on a T-shirt. Graphic designer Michelle Hammer is hoping to change that — by starting a conversation about schizophrenia through her eye-catching designs as part of her company, Schizophrenic.NYC. Read More >

Fighting Stigma Never Looked So Good

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00October 20th, 2016|news, interview|

Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in The Mighty! Michelle Hammer wants to change the way people from New York City think about mental illness. But, instead of fighting stigma with words or campaigns, she’s doing it with designs anyone can wear. Hammer, who lives with schizophrenia, decided it was time to make a change after encountering a homeless [...]

We got a mention on The Struggle Bus Podcast!

2017-03-06T23:52:10+00:00March 18th, 2016|news|

So excited that Schizophrenic.NYC got a mention in the Struggle Bus Podcast! Check out this awesome advice podcast by Sally Tamarkin and Katharine Heller.  Listen to it Here! And if you haven't checked out this podcast before you really should! It's informative and all around helpful! www.strugglebuspodcast.com

Michelle was featured in HaphazardCoffee.com!

2017-03-06T23:52:11+00:00March 15th, 2016|interview, news, writing|

Check out this great feature about Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC in the literary society HaphazardCoffee. "It is my pleasure and honor to introduce to you Michelle Hammer, the CEO and founder of Schizophrenic NYC, a clothing line for the mental health community. I fell in love with this shirt that I came across when scrolling [...]

We Got Featured in BuzzFeed!

2017-03-06T23:52:11+00:00December 9th, 2015|interview, news|

This Is What It’s Like To Live With Schizophrenia: Three people with schizophrenia share their stories. Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling — but treatable — brain disorder affecting more than 21 million people worldwide. Of those people, only half receive treatment. Symptoms, which usually begin between ages 16 and 30, primarily include hallucinations and [...]


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