Schizophrenia Episode Caught On Camera + Commentary After

I’m Michelle Hammer and I have Schizophrenia. I set up a security camera to record myself having schizophrenia psychosis episodes. I want to show that they are not dangerous, or violent. In this video, I am talking to myself on my couch in two different situations. The first one I believe I am saying is, “what’s the big deal.” In the second one, I am having finger twitches.

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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.