Mental Health Advocate 2018-06-28T19:15:17+00:00

DON’T BE PARANOID. YOU LOOK GREAT

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MENTAL HEALTH SPEAKER MICHELLE HAMMER

Michelle Hammer Mental Health Advocate

About Michelle

Michelle Hammer is an award-winning mental health advocate. She is an NYC native with Schizophrenia.  At age 18, Michelle was told she had Bipolar Disorder, & then was correctly diagnosed with Schizophrenia at 22.  Those 4 years were quite a ride. She says she believes that Lacrosse is the only way she got through college. At 27, Michelle decided to use her artistic talents, & fearless personality, to do something that could benefit the mental health community.  In May 2015, Michelle created Schizophrenic.NYC, which is a clothing line with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. If 1 in 5 New Yorkers has a mental health issue why is there so much stigma?  This is why Michelle finds conversations about mental health to be so important.  Also, Schizophrenic.NYC takes a portion of the profits & donates to organizations in NYC that help out with the mentally ill population of NYC.

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MICHELLE’S SPEAKER ONE SHEET

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

Michelle speaks candidly about her time in psych wards as well as her experience with therapists & psychiatrists. Her speeches include stories of surviving high school with undiagnosed Schizophrenia due to paranoia & refusing help. She also talks about her efforts in college of trying to get help & things going terribly wrong one fateful night with a University Police Officer on a 5150 call. She ends with her journey of recovery, when she was finally correctly diagnosed with Schizophrenia.

#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike

#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike: When You Think Everyone Hates You & So Much More, is a book created from the viral hashtag #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike created by Sarah Fader & Michelle Hammer, that took over Twitter in 2017. People all over the world shared their anxious thoughts in the form of tweets. The viral hashtag has been covered by the New York Times, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, & Refinery29.

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#thisiswhatanxietyfeelslike

LIVING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA | WebMD

Michelle shares her story of living with Schizophrenia in the great city of New York in a Documentary by WebMD

SARDAA Award

Michelle is the Winner of the 2018 SARDAA Shattering Stigma Award

Michelle’s courageous work to educate professionals, the public, and diagnosed individuals, eliminating stigma/discrimination, advocating for access to treatment and dignity for people living with schizophrenia-related brain illnesses while maintaining her personal recovery journey is powerfully extraordinary and inspiring. 

SARDAA applauds and recognizes Michelle’s exemplary efforts by awarding you their most prestigious recognition.

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A BIPOLAR, A SCHIZOPHRENIC, AND A PODCAST

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MICHELLE HAMMER & GABE HOWARD

A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is a weekly show that explores life through the unique double lens of a young woman living with schizophrenia and a guy living with bipolar. Each episode explores their past and present experiences as shaped by mental illness. Recorded after midnight in vacant locations — tune in to see where they’ll record and what they’ll discuss next!

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