Schizophrenia Behind The Scenes
In this week’s episode, we give a behind the scenes look into our lives. Part of Schizophrenia And The City’s goal is to humanize the experience of living with schizophrenia and take you along on this New York City adventure with us. Let this episode also be a reminder to check up on your friends. Instead of listening for a response, listen to gain a better understanding and to be there for your friend. This week Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis are back-to-back again with deep listening.
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Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast and video series hosted by two New York City women.
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.
Cecilia McGough is a New York City-based mental health activist, writer, media consultant, and radio astronomer. Cecilia also happens to have schizophrenia but does not let her diagnosis define her. Cecilia is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Students With Psychosis and content creator for the I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia project. As a TEDx speaker and Special Books By Special Kids interviewee, Cecilia’s videos have been viewed over 20 million times over multiple platforms across the globe and featured in Forbes, Glamour UK, Barcroft TV, and CBS This Morning national news.