Schizophrenia and Sports

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Mental Health Talk

**Trigger Warning** Mental Health Talk. What’s it like to be an athlete with Schizophrenia? What about being an athlete with any mental illness? In this video, Michelle Hammer talks about playing sports throughout her life with Schizophrenia and even being a college athlete. Can you play sports with a mental illness? Watch this episode of  Schizophrenia and The City to find out.

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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.