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 you, everyone, who sent in questions both on YouTube and Instagram. Stay tuned for PART 2 next week!

Schizophrenia And The City

The Podcast

Schizophrenia And The City Hosts

Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast and video series hosted by two New York City women.

Michelle hammer

Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma.  At 27, Michelle decided to use her artistic talents and fearless personality to do something that could benefit the mental health community. In May 2015, she founded a mental health focused clothing brand. Schizophrenic.NYC is a clothing brand with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. Michelle has also been featured in many publications such as Mashable, The Daily Mail, Stylist, and Buzzfeed.

Cecilia mcgough

Cecilia McGough is a New York City-based mental health activist, writer, media consultant, and radio astronomer. Cecilia also happens to have schizophrenia but does not let her diagnosis define her. Cecilia is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Students With Psychosis and content creator for the I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia project. As a TEDx speaker and Special Books By Special Kids interviewee, Cecilia’s videos have been viewed over 20 million times over multiple platforms across the globe and featured in Forbes, Glamour UK, Barcroft TV, and CBS This Morning national news.

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