Schizophrenic.NYC – Mental Health Clothing Line
Michelle Hammer – Creator and Founder
What is Schizophrenic.NYC?
The Mental Health Clothing Line, Schizophrenic.NYC, was created, founded, & designed by Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic New Yorker who wants to make a difference in the way the mentally ill homeless are treated in NYC, as well as change the way New Yorkers feel about mental illness. The concept behind the designs is that when the unmedicated person with Schizophrenia looks at a basic regular Rorschach test they see it with a whole different perspective. By redesigning the test with new colors and patterns, now everyone looks at the test with a whole new perspective
Clothing & Mission
In NYC what people wear gets noticed. When a person wears a Schizophrenic.NYC tank or tee, or any merchandise, they are spreading the word about mental health. It starts a discussion, and because of that, stigma begins to be reduced. Studies show that in NYC, 1 in 5 New Yorkers suffer from a mental health issue. If mental health issues are so common why is there so much stigma? This is what Schizophrenic.NYC is trying to change, one person at a time. We can only hope that one day there will be no more mental health stigma in NYC.
In addition to ending stigma in NYC, worse than having Schizophrenia, is being Schizophrenic, or have any mental illness and being homeless. There is nothing that more upsetting than seeing mentally ill people living on the streets of NYC. We want this to change now. Together we can make a difference. With every purchase made a portion of our profits get donated to organizations around NYC that support the struggle of the mentally ill homeless. Together we can make a change. Join the movement.
About The Founder Michelle
Michelle Hammer is a 28 year old NYC native with Schizophrenia. Diagnosed with
Schizophrenia at 22, she wanted to do something that could benefit the mental health community, especially the mentally ill homeless. In In May 2015, she founded the company Schizophrenic.NYC, which is a Mental Health Clothing Line. Michelle takes a portion of the profits and donates to organizations in NYC that cater to the mental health community. Schizophrenic.NYC – DONT BE PARANOID, YOU LOOK GREAT.