City Voices Interview with Michelle Hammer
Michelle Hammer… Schizophrenic.NYC …is a Schizophrenia Activist and created and founded the company, Schizophrenic.NYC. She is an NYC native and was featured in the WebMD documentary Voices, nominated for a Tribeca X Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Michelle has also been featured in Mashable, The Daily Mail, Stylist, and Buzzfeed, to name a few.
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 the company, Schizophrenic.NYC, a clothing line with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. Plus, she did a 15 minute Ted Talk in the Netherlands!