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We Need To Talk About Suicide | Nick’s Story

2021-07-24T19:03:14+00:00July 24th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenia And The City|

We Need To Talk About Suicide | Nick's Story **Trigger Warning** Suicide Since Thursday, July 15th, we have been looking for my friend Nick Lopez. Nick had been living stable for a long time. But that day something triggered his Bipolar disorder to send him into an episode. Wednesday, July 21st, his mother identified [...]

Psych Ward Nurse Meme – Reaction

2021-07-24T19:04:45+00:00July 16th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenia And The City|

Psych Ward Nurse Meme - Reaction Psych Ward Nurse Memes!!!! Are you surprised these actually exist? Do you think they would be funny to a schizophrenic girl who has been to the psych ward 3 times? Let's see what Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC thinks! Michelle Hammer reacts to Psych Ward Nurse Memes in this [...]

Schizophrenic Reacts to Psych Ward Memes

2021-07-07T22:08:03+00:00July 7th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenic Reacts to Psych Ward Memes Here we go on part 2 of psych ward memes reactions. Are psych ward memes funny? Are they funny to a schizophrenic girl who has been to the psych ward 3 times? In this video, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC reacts to psych ward memes in this episode of [...]

We Need To Talk About Suicide

2021-07-24T19:07:08+00:00July 2nd, 2021|Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenia And The City|

We Need To Talk About Suicide | My Story **Trigger Warning** Suicide Suicide is something people don't like to talk about. When it's on the news we hear about how great the person was and all the memories their friends and families had with them. What we usually don't hear about is why they [...]

Having Friends Who Have A Mental Illness

2021-07-24T19:07:54+00:00June 8th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Having Friends Who Have A Mental Illness Do you have a friend with a mental illness? Odds are most likely you do, or at least know someone that does. Have you ever wondered about their perspective of the friendships they have? Do you wonder why it can be so difficult for a person with [...]

Psych Ward Memes – Reaction

2021-06-02T15:41:58+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Psych Ward Memes - Reaction Are psych ward memes funny? Are they funny to a schizophrenic girl who has been to the psych ward 3 times? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC reacts to psych ward memes in this episode of Schizophrenia And The City. Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and [...]

Schizophrenia Simulation – Reaction

2021-07-24T19:08:57+00:00May 30th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Simulation - Reaction Are Schizophrenia simulations accurate? What is a real Schizophrenic episode look like? As a Schizophrenia Advocate Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC reacts to a new batch of  Schizophrenia Memes in this week’s episode of Schizophrenia And The City. Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her [...]

Schizophrenia Memes – REACTION 2

2021-05-17T16:42:03+00:00May 17th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Memes - REACTION 2 Are Schizophrenia Memes funny? Well, are they funny to a person with Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia Advocate Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC reacts to a new batch of  Schizophrenia Memes in this week’s episode of Schizophrenia And The City. Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her [...]

People with Schizophrenia Refuse Help Because of This

2021-07-24T19:12:14+00:00May 9th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

People with Schizophrenia Refuse Help Because of This So many times I am asked, "My son/daughter/friend has Schizophrenia and they refuse the help I am trying to get them." Well in this episode, Schizophrenia Advocate Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC tries her best to explain why in this week's episode Schizophrenia And The City. [...]

Schizophrenia Memes – REACTION

2021-04-28T18:18:54+00:00April 28th, 2021|Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Memes - REACTION Are Schizophrenia Memes funny? Well, are they funny to a person with Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia Advocate Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC reacts to Schizophrenia Memes in this week's episode of Schizophrenia And The City. Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting [...]

Schizophrenia Jokes

2021-04-13T21:26:11+00:00April 13th, 2021|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Jokes Is it ok to make fun of Schizophrenia? What about using it as an adjective? Well in this video Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Dan Laitman from The Desk Comedy News share our Schizophrenia jokes in this week's episode of Schizophrenia And The City. Michelle Hammer is [...]

Paranoia and Schizophrenia

2021-03-02T21:43:13+00:00March 2nd, 2021|cecilia mcgough, collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

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?

2021-02-25T20:44:57+00:00February 25th, 2021|cecilia mcgough, collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

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

2021-02-17T04:15:58+00:00February 17th, 2021|cecilia mcgough, collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

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

2021-04-15T20:14:41+00:00February 10th, 2021|cecilia mcgough, collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

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? ... [...]

LGBTQ2S+ & Schizophrenia

2021-02-04T16:26:59+00:00February 4th, 2021|cecilia mcgough, collaboration, Michelle Hammer, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

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 [...]

Psych Ward & Schizophrenia (PART 1)

2021-01-06T20:19:46+00:00January 6th, 2021|collaboration, podcast, psych ward, Schizophrenia And The City|

Psych Ward & Schizophrenia (PART 1) What is a psych ward really like? Did we find our stays helpful? How were we treated by fellow patients and staff? In this week's episode of @schizophreniaandthecity, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from  Students With Psychosis discuss their lived experiences in the psych ward. Thank [...]

Are New Year’s Resolutions Healthy?

2021-01-06T20:11:34+00:00December 24th, 2020|collaboration, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Are New Year's Resolutions Healthy? You can have a fresh start and make a positive change on any and all 365 days of the year. A calendar date does not determine when you're ready, and change does not have to happen like a flip of a switch. ... In this week's episode of @schizophreniaandthecity [...]

Panic Attack While Filming

2020-12-17T17:14:31+00:00December 17th, 2020|collaboration, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Panic Attack While Filming As mental health advocates, we find it important to not filter the schizophrenia experience. It is okay to struggle out in the open. Having a panic attack is nothing to be ashamed about. You do not have to hide aspects of yourself to feel accepted. In this week's episode, Michelle [...]

Becoming Schizophrenia Advocates

2020-12-09T01:07:16+00:00December 9th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Becoming Schizophrenia Advocates In this week's episode, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough  Students With Psychosis talk about why they became advocates. The world needs more schizophrenia and psychosis advocates. We talk with students every day, and an often concern that is addressed is whether or not they should disclose their diagnosis or [...]

Why Did We Attempt Suicide?

2020-12-02T22:59:48+00:00December 2nd, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Why Did We Attempt Suicide? Why did we attempt suicide? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis have a vulnerable conversation about their suicide attempts, what helps them when they are feeling suicidal, how has their suicide attempts changed their perspectives on life, and when to reach out. Schizophrenia [...]

What Do Schizophrenia Hallucinations Look Like?

2020-11-14T05:01:25+00:00November 14th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Do Schizophrenia Hallucinations Look Like? Just like in our "What Do The Hallucinations Say?" video, we also discuss why it can be inappropriate to ask someone what their hallucinations look like. Having a person repeat what their hallucinations look like can be triggering. It is better to focus on how you can help [...]

Schizophrenia Behind The Scenes

2020-10-31T20:57:10+00:00October 31st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Behind The Scenes In this week’s episode, we give a behind the scenes look into our lives. Part of Schizophrenia And The City’s goal is to humanize the experience of living with schizophrenia and take you along on this New York City adventure with us. Let this episode also be a reminder to [...]

Schizophrenia And Sex

2020-10-20T16:26:46+00:00October 20th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia And Sex We could not go another episode of Schizophrenia And The City without giving a nod to Sex And The City by talking about sex and schizophrenia. Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis answer questions about Schizophrenia and Sex. Can people with schizophrenia have sex? What about their symptoms? Medication [...]

What Do The Hallucinations Say?

2020-10-07T02:22:10+00:00October 7th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Do The Hallucinations Say? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis share what experiencing auditory hallucinations first hand is like. We also discuss why it can be inappropriate to ask someone what their hallucinations are saying. Having a person repeat what their hallucinations say can be triggering. It is better to focus on [...]

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