We Need To Talk About Suicide | Nick’s Story

**Trigger Warning** Suicide

Since Thursday, July 15th, we have been looking for my friend Nick Lopez. Nick had been living stable for a long time. But that day something triggered his Bipolar disorder to send him into an episode. Wednesday, July 21st, his mother identified his body which was found in the river by governors island Saturday, July 17th. In this video, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC talks about her friend, Nick. This is an intense episode of Schizophrenia and The City.

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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.