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Effectively Schizo – A New Mental Health Comedy Series

2019-11-17T20:11:00+00:00November 17th, 2019|Schizophrenia Connection|

Effectively Schizo is a mental health comedy series aimed at reducing stigma associated with mental illness. All of the writers on Effectively Schizo have been diagnosed with mental health issues, varying from schizoaffective to bipolar to depression and anxiety.  The series is more about quirky people and funny situations rather than poking fun at an [...]

Do I have to be PC about my own mental illness?

2017-07-18T16:33:59+00:00July 16th, 2017|Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenia Connection|

“There are not schizophrenics. There are people with schizophrenia.”   I was told recently by an acquaintance, who is a social worker, that I shouldn't refer to myself as schizophrenic, but instead should say that  “I am a person with schizophrenia.”  “It’s more PC.” She told me, with a smile, like she was doing [...]

Allie Burke – Author, Blogger, and Schizophrenic

2017-03-06T23:52:07+00:00February 19th, 2017|Schizophrenia Connection|

My name is Allie Burke and I’m a writer featured in several magazines such as Women’s Health, VICE, and Psychology Today. I’ve been writing for about eight years, five of those consisting of mental health advocacy. I live in Long Beach with my boyfriend and our three pets. I also work a full time [...]

Benjamin Dionne – Photographer, Cinematographer, Artisticographer, & Schizophrenic

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00January 11th, 2017|Schizophrenia Connection, guest blog|

My name is Benjamin Dionne, most people call me Ben. Close friends sometimes call me Benny, and I’ve been called much worse. The usual stuff... Asshole, Dick Head, Scrotum Face, and yes, those are all proper names and capitalized on purpose. In actual fact, I’ve only really heard those a few times in my life, [...]

Rachel Star Badass Stunt Girl YouTuber Adventurer & Schizophrenic

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00December 21st, 2016|Schizophrenia Connection, blog|

Hi, I'm Rachel Star Withers...badass stunt girl, YouTuber, adventurer and Schizophrenic. I am 31, I live in South Carolina, with my parents (younger brother is in the Coast Guard) and two puppies.   They said everything was happening to me because I was demon possessed   My Schizophrenia symptoms started when I was young. I [...]

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