On this episode of Dr. Judith’s Safe Space, I sit down with Michelle Hammer, an artist, entrepreneur, and advocate living with schizophrenia. We discuss Michelle’s experience with schizophrenia, how her artwork has been a therapeutic outlet for managing anxiety and schizophrenia symptoms, common stereotypes, and how schizophrenia manifests uniquely for each person.

Tune in to hear Michelle’s firsthand perspective on living with schizophrenia and thriving despite the challenges, and how we can all turn struggles into something positive.


0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – Michelle’s diagnosis and experience with schizophrenia
5:00 – Healing with art
10:30 – Challenges and misconceptions of living with schizophrenia
15:00 – The importance of support and understanding
20:00 – Michelle’s advocacy work and future projects

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Welcome to “Dr. Judith’s Safe Space,” where we fearlessly explore the depths of mental health, relationships, parenting, and everything in between. Join Dr. Judith Joseph, a multi-faceted board-certified Psychiatrist, Media Consultant, and acclaimed Content Creator, as she leads insightful discussions with captivating guests, including experts, doctors, and industry leaders.

Dr. Judith Joseph brings an unparalleled wealth of expertise, with a distinguished educational background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, Cum laude from Duke University. She earned her Medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and holds a Business degree from Columbia Business School. Dr. Judith completed her Adult psychiatry residency at Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Furthermore, she pursued a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Hospital and Bellevue Hospital.

As the Chairwoman of the Women in Medicine Board at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Judith remains committed to advancing mental health treatments that are inclusive of diverse backgrounds and beliefs.

With a thriving social media community and numerous appearances on esteemed platforms, including panels with Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Judith Joseph is dedicated to making mental health accessible to all. Recently, she received a prestigious Proclamation award from the US Congress in recognition of her outstanding contributions to mental health work.

In this judgment-free zone, we delve into the complexities of the human mind and emotions. With unfiltered discussions, her podcast offers science-backed insights and actionable advice to empower you on your mental health journey.

Join Dr. Judith as she navigates the path of self-discovery, healing, and growth together, one episode at a time. Disclaimer: You may want to consider your individual mental health needs with a licensed medical professional. This page is not medical advice.