Schizophrenia On The Streets In NYC with Michelle Hammer

Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma. She is an NYC native featured in the WebMD documentary Voices, which was nominated for a Tribeca X Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Michelle was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 22 after a misdiagnosis of bipolar at age 18. 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.



About Normalize The Conversation

Francesca Reicherter

Francesca Reicherter hosts Normalize The Conversation, a podcast series centered around all things mental health. Each episode brings on a new guest who shares their unique perspective and/or story. From professionals to advocates to individuals interested in sharing their story, every episode provides relevant information to normalize mental health conversations while simultaneously providing resources and support for various mental health symptoms and conditions. Mental health support and treatment is not accessible for many people around the world, our hope is to offer you a starting point.