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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

2021-02-10T16:27:09+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 [...]

Police Were Called On Us

2020-10-01T02:29:38+00:00October 1st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Police Were Called On Us Police should not be called on someone when they are having a mental health crisis. In this video, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis get real and share their experiences with police being called on them during a mental health crisis. Schizophrenia And [...]

What Schizophrenics Really Think About Words on Bathroom Walls

2020-09-27T17:54:28+00:00September 27th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Schizophrenics Really Think About Words on Bathroom Walls We don't hold back. Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis were both approached to help promote this film (which features a character with #Schizophrenia) after it was ready to be released to theaters and after the production team noticed [...]

Schizophrenia Jenga

2020-10-01T02:10:13+00:00September 21st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

S1 E3 Schizophrenia Jenga Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis answer Q&A questions about Schizophrenia while playing Jenga. Who will win? ... Questions were submitted by Students With Psychosis student leaders for our RETHINK gala back in March 2020. Jenga tower painted by the talented SWP advocate @Rivky [...]

What NOT To Say To Someone With Schizophrenia

2020-10-01T02:11:50+00:00September 6th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

S1 E2 What NOT To Say To Someone With Schizophrenia Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis are going over what is appropriate and what is not OK to say to someone with Schizophrenia or Psychosis. Schizophrenia And The City The Podcast Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast [...]

Schizophrenia And The City

2020-08-26T02:07:47+00:00August 26th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia And The City The Podcast Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast and video series hosted by two New York City women Michelle Hammer and Cecilia McGough spilling the tea about their lived experiences with schizophrenia and life in NYC. Topics cover a range of everyday New York City life from dating [...]

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