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Podcast: Social Anxiety, Delusions, Rejection, and Mental Illness!

 Most people suffer from certain social anxieties. Just the idea of speaking in front of a crowd can make otherwise confident people break into a nervous sweat. Fear of rejection is also very common in society… just ask any teenager who’s too afraid to ask out their crush. In this episode, we talk about these common feelings from the perspective of having additional mental illness thrown in, creating a blend that is no one’s favorite.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You’re afraid of ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Utah, New York, New York City, Depression, Queens, Mormon, Mommy, Starbucks, Catholic, Bob, Bronx, Columbus, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle

Podcast: Does Sleeping Alleviate Mental Illness Symptoms?

 Not getting enough sleep impacts every single person. It makes us irritable, slows our reflexes, and reduces our ability to think and reason. When a person is sick or suffering from an illness, getting more sleep is beneficial to the healing process. Mental Illness is no different. You will benefit from regular sleep. In today’s episode, we talk about sleep hygiene – what it is and why it is important. Trust us, if anyone can make a discussion about sleep engaging, it’s Gabe and Mich...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, New York City, America, Kanye West, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Netflix, Gwen Stefani, Hyundai, Alexa, Blake Shelton, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don

Podcast: Self-Care for Your Mental Health

 Self-care is important for everyone, but our hosts feel it is extra important for people managing mental illnesses and other mental health issues. It stands to reason that, if you don’t take care of yourself, then the symptoms of an illness will have an easier time making our lives miserable. In this episode, our hosts discuss what self-care is, what self-care isn’t, and what they personally do to care for themselves. Listen now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Would it be self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, Wales, New York City, Disney, Self-help, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Queens, Alicia Keys, Italy, Ohio, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Baby

Podcast: Helping a Friend with Mental Illness

 Even if we live with mental illness, ourselves, we can be frustrated when we don’t know how to help a friend or family member who’s dealing with it. We may find that coping skills that work for us may not work for someone else. Medications that work for us may not work for the other person. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss how to help friends with mental illness, including the help available through caregivers, medication, and more.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “And I wo...
Tags: Psychology, Friends, Depression, Bipolar, Harvard, Caregivers, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Megan, Gabe, BSP, Scrooge McDuck, Michelle Michelle, BetterHelp, Gabe Gabe

Podcast: Bad Habits and Vices Related to Mental Illness

 Everyone has bad habits. Even your sainted Granny who seems perfect to you has some bad habit that only your grandfather knows about. Bad habits, like everything, exist on a spectrum, from biting your nails to snorting cocaine – and everything in between. In this episode, our hosts discuss bad habits that many people with mental illness seem to have – from smoking, to alcoholism, to drug use and, you guessed it, everything in between.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “90% of people...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, New York City, Habits, Stress, Rome, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Big Mac, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Ben, Diet Coke, Gabe

Podcast: Hypersexuality with a Bipolar and Schizophrenic

 Hypersexuality is a very common symptom of bipolar mania and a potential symptom of schizophrenia, as well. Both Gabe and Michelle have experienced being hypersexual, but because of their ages and genders, it manifested itself in different ways. However, their personal differences aside, there is one thing that both our hosts completely agree on. . .   Listen now to find out.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Hypersexuality is not a good thing. It was a need that I had to fill.” –...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, England, Relationships, New York City, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Astoria, Gabe, Kinsey, Luke Perry, Dylan McKay

Podcast: Dwelling on the Past Mistakes Caused by Mental Illness

 Once we reach recovery from mental illness, we tend to dwell on the mistakes of our past. Thoughts of failures and people we’ve hurt ruminate inside our head and make it difficult to move forward. Why do we think about these things? Does it protect us, make us feel better, or is it way to keep us from moving forward? In this episode, our hosts discuss their past failures in the hopes it allows our listeners to realize living in the past only really accomplishes one thing . . . ...
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Bipolar, Colombia, Schizophrenia, Tennessee, Michael, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Seth, Colombia Colombia, Gabe Gabe, A Bipolar

Podcast: The Warning Signs of Bipolar and Schizophrenia

 In general, people with mental illness aren’t perfectly fine one day and suddenly symptomatic the next. It often feels that way to people with bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia, but many of us in recovery realize that the warning signs were there all along.    SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you think there might be something wrong – that is a red flag.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Warning Bipolar Schizophrenia’’ Episode [1:00] March 30th is World Bipolar Day! ...
Tags: Psychology, Osama Bin Laden, Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, John, Kate, Van Gogh, St John, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Jekyll, Hyde, Gabe, St John s Wort

Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?

 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect different types of support groups to make them better understood and more accessible. Listen Now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “[Mental Illness] Support groups are like a buffet — take what you want and leave the rest.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Mental Illness Support Groups’ Episode ...
Tags: Psychology, Friends, New York City, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Schizophrenia, United States, House, Columbia University, Starbucks, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Mike, COLUMBUS Ohio, Gabe

Podcast: Talking Suicide with a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Suicide is something that most people think they understand, but there are many misconceptions about it. We say it’s a serious problem, yet will mention it casually and insensitively in certain settings. In this episode, our hosts openly discuss suicide and their personal stories with trying to end their own lives.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I thought about suicide every day for as far back as I can remember.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Suicide’ Episode [1:00] Fra...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Europe, Supreme Court, Suicide, New York City, America, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Wal Mart, Gabe, Lori

Podcast: What is Paranoia – Explained by a Bipolar and Schizophrenic.

 We often use actual mental illnesses to describe behaviors that don’t actually qualify. For example, if a friend thinks they failed a test, we might jokingly say, “Stop being paranoid.” But what is real paranoia? What does it feel like? What can be done about it? In this episode, Michelle talks about her life with, and without, paranoia.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I’ve never had a clear mind where I didn’t think someone, somewhere was talking bad about me.” – Michelle Hammer   ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Spotify, America, Schizophrenia, Marilyn Monroe, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, McDonald, Gabe, Sacagawea, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Get Triggered by a Movie

 We all realize that movies are fiction, but that doesn’t mean that we should take nothing seriously. When a movie makes a portrayal of an individual, for example, that’s full of racial stereotypes, we’re justified in saying that it isn’t okay.  It’s no different for portrayals of mental illness. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss just such a portrayal in a movie that Michelle found highly offensive. Listen to see if you agree. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “This is just ano...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Hollywood, Dicks, Disney, Movie Review, Rebecca, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Netflix, Sarah, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Sarah She

Podcast: Host Has a Panic Attack Live While Recording

 Panic attacks have a way of popping up at the most inconvenient times – like when you are recording a podcast. In this episode, Gabe has a panic attack in front of the microphone and decides that the silver lining is showing listeners that even someone in recovery has symptoms. Listen in to this episode to learn about panic attacks and see if Gabe makes it out okay. (Spoiler alert: He’s fine.) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “We call ourselves recovered, but these symptoms don’t ent...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, New York, Bipolar, Ohio, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Howard, Lisa, Kendall, Gabe, Sam s Club, People s Court, Auntie Anne

Podcast: Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is experienced in different ways depending on your age, gender, or whether or not you are in a relationship. Not surprisingly, mental health status plays a role in the way this holiday is experienced, as well. Listen in as our hosts play the ever-popular Two Truths and a Lie to describe all they went through being depressed while dating. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You don’t tell a girl, ‘Don’t take that pill.’” – Michelle Hammer   H...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Relationships, Alabama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Valentine, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Astoria, Johnny, Gabe

Podcast: How to Tell Friends and Love Interests About Mental Illness

 A mental illness diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t date or make new friends. It does mean – at some point — that you need to tell all the new people in your life that you’re living with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or whatever your mental health concerns are. In this episode, our hosts discuss telling the new people in our lives about our health issues – including the people they’ve dated. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I had this plan that the third date was the right time ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, Relationships, Friends, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Sainz, Kendall, Gabe, Reese, Michelle Michelle, Gabe Gabe

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Discuss Feelings of Loneliness

 While depression is a common mental health issue, it’s not even close to being the most common. Listen in to hear our hosts discuss how loneliness can make a person feel unwanted and uncared for – even if they are standing in a crowded room.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People think you can’t be lonely if you have people in your vicinity.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘loneliness’ Episode [0:30] Loneliness kills more people than depression. [3:30] Michelle explains l...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Tom Hanks, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Starbucks, Wilson, Motivation And Inspiration, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Anne Marie, Michelle Michelle, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic

Podcast: Bizarre Questions Psychiatrists and Therapists Have Asked

 There is an assumption among many Americans that doctors are pretty darn smart and always know what they’re talking about. Psychiatrists work with the mentally ill, so they are certainly smarter than their patients. Because, after all, their patients are “crazy.” Right? In this episode, our hosts discuss all the times that psychiatrists and therapists didn’t live up to the hype – or stereotype.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Therapists and psychiatrists. . . They don’t know everyt...
Tags: Psychology, Hollywood, Obama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michael Jordan, Professional, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, King, Danny DeVito, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Leah Remini, Leah

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Talk Self-Sabotage

 Most of us are to blame for our failures, believe it or not. We didn’t practice enough, plan ahead, or work hard enough. If we are honest, we could have done more to succeed, but something stopped us. In this episode, our hosts discuss why people sabotage their own success and fess up to whether or not they are sabotaging their own.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People would rather fail because they didn’t try rather than fail because they weren’t good enough.” – Gabe Howard   ...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Nbc, New York City, Turkey, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Forbes, Olive Garden, Mental Health And Wellness, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Discuss Psychiatric Medications

 Psychiatric medication gets a bad rap when it isn’t deserved, while simultaneously being seen by some as the end-all treatment for people living with mental illness. Our hosts both need their prescribed medication to live well, and that makes people around them ask questions ― some of which are weirder than others. Tune in to this episode to hear what they have to say.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “It took me so much pride to get over that I needed psychiatric medication.” – Mi...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Abc, New York City, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Medication, Amtrak, Medications, Tupperware, Penn Station, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Rachel, Health Department

Podcast: New Year’s Resolutions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Just because your living with mental illness, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in all the weird superstitious customs our society loves so much. In this episode our hosts discuss their hopes for the new year, the resolutions they made, and how to have a good 2019 in spite of living with bipolar or schizophrenia. Listen in now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you’re not going to keep your resolutions, don’t beat yourself up by making them!” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Bip...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Seltzer, New York City, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Steve Buscemi, Casio, Times Square, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Diet Coke

Podcast: Can You Actually Recover from Bipolar or Schizophrenia?

 “I’m in recovery from mental illness,” is a common phrase in our circles. Sure, mental illness is replaced with the specifics – schizophrenia, bipolar, or depression, to name a few – but the idea that people consider themselves to be living a life free from the symptoms of mental illness is a common one. However, is it true? Is recovery actually a thing? Or are all these people just deluding themselves? Gabe and Michelle discuss this – and more – on this episode of A Bipolar, a Sch...
Tags: Psychology, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Recovery, Inspiration & Hope, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, SAMHSA, National Institute of Mental Health, BetterHelp, Gabe Gabe, Michelle You, A Bipolar

Podcast: Speaking to a Schizophrenic Before and After Daily Medications

 Resident schizophrenic, Michelle Hammer, is a different person when she first wakes up. Before taking her psychiatric medications, she isn’t as coherent, engaged, or energetic as we are accustomed to her being. For this episode – in a controlled environment – Michelle speaks with Gabe before taking her morning psychiatric medications so she can give the audience a small glimpse of how she feels when she starts each day. Listen in to this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a...
Tags: Psychology, Schizophrenia, Buffy, Medications, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Brooks, JEFFREY, Gabe, Caesar, BSP, Blanche, Joe Rogan, Long Island City, Tat

Podcast: Can People With Mental Illness Be Happy?

 Those of us with mental illness are asked many questions about our feelings. For a lot of us, the most difficult one to answer is, “Are you happy?” It’s a difficult question to answer because happiness isn’t an easily defined concept. Most people assume that in order to be in recovery from mental illness a person must be happy. But is that really the case? Listen in to this episode to hear our thoughts on happiness, regret, and even a side story about Gabe’s first marriage.   ...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, John, Jack, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, SOL, GAF, Michelle Michelle, BetterHelp, A Bipolar

PODCAST: Why People With Mental Illness Should Remove Toxic People From Their Life

 Living with mental illness means accepting that some things are out of our control. It also means tolerating annoyances like pillboxes, regular doctor visits, and the symptoms we just can’t quite get under control. But, does living with mental illness mean we have to keep toxic people around us? Do we, as people who are managing a severe and persistent illness, just have to take the abuse that people heap on us because at least we aren’t alone? In this episode, Gabe & Michelle e...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Friends, New York City, America, Star Trek, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Mars, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Vin, Michelle Michelle, BetterHelp

Podcast: Visiting a Psych Ward as a Guest after Having Been a Patient

 Recently, Michelle had to take a friend to the hospital because of her friend’s thoughts of suicide. This was the first time Michelle had experienced the mental health system from any viewpoint other than that of a patient. In this episode, she describes everything she experienced and how it made her feel. For many people living with mental illness, being committed to a psychiatric hospital is one of our deepest fears. Even people who aren’t mentally ill fear psychiatric hospitals ...
Tags: Psychology, Podcast, New York, America, Bipolar, Trauma, Schizophrenia, DMV, Times Square, Celine Dion, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Hollar, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic

Podcast: Coping with Mental Illness Over The Holidays

 Turkey. Stuffing. Families sitting down to dinner and…  arguing? For many people, Thanksgiving Day isn’t a day to be thankful, but a day to dread, especially for people with mental illness who feel judged by their families. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle talk about how things can go wrong during the holidays and share some of their best and worst moments during family gatherings. The show also includes practical advice that you can use and share with your loved ones.  Take a ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Holiday Coping, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC

Listen to This if a Doctor Has Ever Told You That a Physical Illness was All in Your Head

 Most people with mental illness are diagnosed between the ages of 16 and 24. This means that many people managing severe and persistent mental illness – like major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia – have never faced serious physical illnesses before. So what happens when someone with a long history of mental illness reports symptoms of a physical illness, especially if that illness is hard to diagnose, treat, or see? Is it possible that the symptoms we believe we are...
Tags: Psychology, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Rachel, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Rachel Star

Listen to This if You’ve Ever Dealt with Regret, Fear, or Grief

 On the same day as Gabe’s father-in-law’s memorial service, a synagogue was attacked in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gabe wonders if Michelle, as a woman of the Jewish faith, is processing the synagogue attack differently than he is. During the discussion, it is evident that both events affected our hosts, but in different ways. Gabe listens as Michelle warns about living life in fear of danger. Michelle listens as Gabe discusses delivering the eulogy for a man he didn’t particularly...
Tags: Psychology, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Grief And Loss, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC

Listen to This if You’ve Ever Played the Mental Illness Suffering Olympics

 Gabe’s granny likes to say that the only thing you need to start a competition is two people. And while we all accept that people like to compete over their successes – who’s faster, prettier, or richer – it may come as a surprise to you that some folks compete over who is sicker. Gabe dubs this contest “the suffering Olympics” and readily admits to having played this game, himself. “I wanted to prove I was sicker and it seemed important I was the sickest person in the room,” Gabe ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Gabe Michelle

Listen to This to Hear “2 Truths and a Lie” About Life with Depression

 Fan favorite Two Truths and a Lie is back again! Listen to our hosts play the ever-popular game with the caveat that all the stories must center around depression and depression symptoms. Michelle kicks us off telling stories of her college days and skipping class; Gabe follows up with his high school days of being too depressed to go to class. In round two, Michelle discusses her religious experiences, while Gabe recounts the potentially true story of calling his insurance compan...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC

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