Michelle was on INSIDE Schizophrenia Podcast

2019-09-18T15:48:05+00:00September 18th, 2019|collaboration, podcast|

Inside Schizophrenia: Working With Schizophrenia Everyone complains about work. Having to go to work every day, working too much, not getting paid enough- working can be challenging for so many reasons. Today’s episode focuses on working while having schizophrenia.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own [...]

Michelle and Carrie Featured on Crazy Talk Podcast!

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

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 [...]

Have a question for a Bipolar and Schizophrenic?

2019-03-27T16:12:22+00:00March 27th, 2019|podcast|

If you don't already know Michelle, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC is a co-host on the Podcast, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and  Podcast. It can be found on PsychCentral.com, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. Michelle and her co-host Gabe Howard are now accepting listener questions for future shows. Feel free to ask [...]

Listen to This if You’ve Ever Been Depressed (or Know Someone Who Has)

2018-10-15T17:00:48+00:00October 15th, 2018|podcast|

Depression is an inconsiderate illness. It doesn’t care whether you have nothing going on or a lot going on. It will strike whenever it feels like it. Depression doesn’t care if you have a home filled with people, family obligations, or even a podcast to record. If this symptom of mental illness wants out, it’s [...]

Positive and Negative Podcast Interviews Michelle

2018-09-29T21:38:49+00:00September 29th, 2018|interview, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

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 Hosts the 100th Podcast of the PsychCentral Show!

2018-09-27T14:49:16+00:00September 27th, 2018|collaboration, Gabe Howard, podcast|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC and co-host of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, And A Podcast, hosts the 100th episode of The Psych Central Show! The Psych Central Show is an award-winning, weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our hosts, Gabe Howard & Vincent M. Wales, speak [...]

Psychiatric Medications and You: What You Need to Know.

2018-08-31T18:23:53+00:00August 31st, 2018|podcast|

“Just be ’med-compliant’ and you’ll be okay.” That’s the message that hundreds of thousands of mentally ill people hear every day from society and their treatment teams. The message is simple: as long as you take your medications as prescribed, you’ll be fine, healthy, happy, and symptom free.But, is that actually how it works? Is [...]

Mental Illness and Dating: Romance or Tragedy?

2018-08-10T19:27:40+00:00August 10th, 2018|podcast|

“Just because you’re mentally ill doesn’t mean you don’t want to get married,” Gabe quips to Michelle during a recent conversation about the discovery of dating websites and applications aimed directly at people living with mental illness. At this point, our hosts break into song and start singing the “Farmers Only” dating website commercial [...]

Does Being Quirky & Unique Mean You’re Mentally Ill?

2018-08-03T19:01:56+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Gabe Howard, podcast|

It’s often postulated that people with unique skills, artistic abilities, or phenomenal talents must have a “touch of mental illness.” Thinking differently, the reason is mental illness and, in order to be so unique, one must clearly think differently. Gabe’s personal fictional hero, The Mad Hatter, is often credited with responding to Alice’s questioning whether [...]

Violence, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar. Oh My!

2018-07-02T14:44:39+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

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 [...]

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and Their Mothers

2018-06-19T19:23:32+00:00June 19th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

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. [...]

Stupid Sh*t Said to a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic. Podcast #13

2018-06-12T01:09:25+00:00June 12th, 2018|podcast|

One of the drawbacks to talking to people for a living about bipolar and schizophrenia is that the people often want to talk back. While most of the conversations are supportive and caring, some of the questions and comments Gabe and Michelle hear are less than inspiring. As anyone who leaves their house already [...]

Listener Feedback: Criticism on our Mental Illness Advocacy. Podcast #11

2018-05-29T20:21:23+00:00May 29th, 2018|podcast|

“Haters gonna hate” and “don’t feed the trolls” are common phrases anyone who has an internet following has heard – or said – a dozen times. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, Gabe (bipolar) and Michelle (schizophrenia) decide to discuss some of their “favorite” less-than-positive feedback. They discuss how the comments made them feel, [...]

Schizophrenia & Bipolar Symptoms: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition. Podcast #10

2018-05-24T18:50:36+00:00May 24th, 2018|podcast|

Listener favorite Two Truths and One Lie returns, but with a twist. Gabe and Michelle each share three stories about specific symptoms they have of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (respectively). All six of these examples are believed to be factual by many people, but only four of them are accurate. After sharing the examples, Gabe and Michelle challenge [...]

Celebrities Out About Mental Illness: Helpful or Not? Episode #9

2018-05-14T18:34:12+00:00May 14th, 2018|podcast|

More and more famous people are coming out about their own mental health issues. Everything from bipolar, depression, OCD, and anxiety. The struggles of living with bipolar and schizophrenia are something our hosts know a lot about. In the wake of all this media attention, Gabe and Michelle wonder if this has had a positive or negative impact on [...]

Ep 8: Common Questions Asked of a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

2018-05-08T19:06:50+00:00May 8th, 2018|podcast|

We answer listener questions in this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. Gabe and Michelle both have stories of their experiences with mania, and also discuss which they feel is worse, mania or depression. When does Michelle tell the people she dates that she has schizophrenia? A listener wants to know why Michelle doesn’t act like the [...]

What do our Families Think of us Being so Open About Living With Mental Illness? – Podcast #7

2018-05-03T00:16:20+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

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 [...]

Were You Ever in a Psych Ward? WE WERE! – Podcast Ep #6

2018-04-23T19:03:09+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Listen to our hosts have a real, honest, and open discussion about their time spent in the psych ward. Do you think the psych ward is like what you have seen in the movies? According to our hosts, it is NOTHING like it! In this episode, Michelle speaks openly about her three involuntary detentions, twice for [...]

Podcast Ep 5: Two Truths and a Lie Part Two

2018-04-16T20:52:46+00:00April 16th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Ep 5: Two Truths and a Lie: Stories From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) decide to play two truths and a lie for the second time. Each tell three unbelievable stories of the past in an effort to trick each other into thinking which one could be [...]

Podcast Ep 4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia

2018-04-09T18:50:39+00:00April 9th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #4: Uncommon Things We Dislike About Living with Bipolar and Schizophrenia. Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) discuss personal and public topics that bother them in society. Michelle shares her frustration with being accused of lying about having schizophrenia. She describes how people leave comments on her social media saying she is [...]

Podcast Ep 3: Don’t Discriminate Against Me.

2018-04-09T19:02:54+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #3: Don’t Discriminate Against Me.(Discussions From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic) Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) talk about mental health in the current media and pop culture. Michelle talks about stigma and tells a story of Instagram insults.  Gabe talks about being accused of not being bipolar and shares his story of binge eating disorder. Both [...]

Podcast Ep 2: He Said/She Said: Questions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

2018-03-27T20:09:34+00:00March 27th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Episode #2: He Said/She Said: Questions From A Bipolar And A Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) ask each other questions that they must also answer themselves. They ask about their diagnoses, dealing with symptoms, telling other people about their diagnoses, and where they think they would each be today if they [...]

Podcast Ep 1: Two Truths and a Lie

2018-03-19T20:17:44+00:00March 19th, 2018|Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Ep 1: Two Truths and a Lie: Stories From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) decide to play Two Truths and a Lie. Each tells three remarkable stories of the past. The other tries to guess which are true and which are not. Hear Gabe’s stories of Demi [...]

Introducing A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

2018-03-12T19:24:11+00:00March 12th, 2018|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Introducing A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is a new weekly podcast premiering on March 19, 2018. Hosted by Psych Central, the show will explore life through the unique double lens of Michelle Hammer, a young woman living with schizophrenia, and Gabe Howard, a man living [...]