This is Michelle Hammer. She has Schizophrenia and her security camera caught her on camera having a psychotic episode. She set up her security camera in hopes of catching herself in psychotic episodes to show people that Schizophrenia is not scary, dangerous or frightening. Nobody is ever hurt in any of the videos. It is all for educating society and diminishing stigma.

 

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.

 

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