We Need To Talk About Suicide | My Story

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Suicide is something people don’t like to talk about. When it’s on the news we hear about how great the person was and all the memories their friends and families had with them. What we usually don’t hear about is why they decided to die by suicide. What was going through their mind? What could have stopped them? Have they ever had a suicide attempt before? In this video, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC reveals the story of her first attempt at suicide. What led her to this decision and why she thought this was her only way out. 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.