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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


Listen to This if You’ve Ever Been Depressed (or Know Someone Who Has)

 Depression is an inconsiderate illness. It doesn’t care whether you have nothing going on or a lot going on. It will strike whenever it feels like it. Depression doesn’t care if you have a home filled with people, family obligations, or even a podcast to record. If this symptom of mental illness wants out, it’s coming out. In this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, our hosts attempt to record an episode, but Gabe breaks down and confides to Michelle that he isn’t...
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Bipolar, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


Listen to This if You’ve Ever Fibbed and Said You’re OK When You’re Not

 People are constantly labeling people who live with mental illness as dramatic, liars, and actors. Society, in general, often thinks people who live with bipolar, schizophrenia, and depression are being insincere when it comes to their illnesses. The reality is that people with mental illness are often being misleading, just not in the way most people think. They will say they are “fine” when they are not. They say they’ll be okay, when they don’t believe that at all. These peop...
Tags: Psychology, General, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Ethics & Morality, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Said You


BS Podcast: Help! I’m Mentally Ill and I Want to Act Normal

 Normal. It’s one of those words that we all pretend to understand, but honestly none of us really do. People living with mental illness are usually striving to be normal, or act normal, or feel normal – but how do we know when we’ve succeeded? What is normal? In this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, Gabe and Michelle discuss the various ways that people living with mental illness typically react to different events in their lives versus the way people living wi...
Tags: Psychology, Bipolar, Personality, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


BS Podcast: Goal Setting When You live with Mental Illness

 Everyone, of every age and from every walk of life, has goals. Sometimes they are life goals (like get married and raise a family), career goals (such as start and run a successful company), or daily goals (as in just getting through the day). People with mental illness have all those, too, but often have specific goals related to their particular mental illness. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle share some of their personal goals, talk about how those goals have changed over tim...
Tags: Psychology, Bipolar, Self-esteem, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


BS Podcast: Should We Apologize for Symptoms of Mental Illness?

 “Mistakes are part of life” is something that some older relative tells every single child after they’ve messed something up. Generally, this advice is followed up with, “It’s how you react to the mistake that matters.” Gabe Howard’s father taught him to apologize whenever he did something wrong, believing that it was important to own the mistake and make amends for it. “You can’t ask for forgiveness if you aren’t willing to make it right,” his father said. In true blue-collar fas...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


BS Podcast: Do People With Mental Illness Suffer from Trauma?

Many people don’t understand how mental illness, in and of itself, can be traumatic. Everything from the emotions, physical sensations, and even treatment – locked in a ward or a hospital, often against our will – is a recipe for trauma. While every person with mental illness is different, most people with serious and persistent mental illness describe being traumatized in addition to the impact of the illness itself. In this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, our ...
Tags: Psychology, Podcast, Suicide, Trauma, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


BS Podcast: Who Pill Shames People with Mental Illness?

 Anyone with mental illness who has spent any time on social media has encountered pill shaming. A common example is a beautiful picture of a nature scene with the words, “The only anti-depressant you need” boldly pasted across the top. Whether you are in an online or in-person support group or talking to your friends, if you are a person taking psychiatric medications, you have probably encountered pushback. Some of these people are confused, some well-meaning, and some pushing the...
Tags: Psychology, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Medications, Antipsychotic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Antidepressant, Stimulants, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


Ep 24: How Do We Deal With the Everyday Effects of Mental Illness?

 In order to be diagnosed with any illness, a person must first show symptoms – in other words, something needs to go wrong. Living in recovery from mental illness doesn’t mean we are free from these effects; it just means that we’ve reduced our symptoms to a manageable level and learned to deal. So, how do we do it? What’s life like on a day-to-day basis living in recovery? Do bipolar and schizophrenia still cause issues for Gabe and Michelle? Listen to this episode of a Bipolar, ...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Self-esteem, Men's Issues, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Peer Support, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


Ep 23: All About Mania: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition

 Mania has an odd place in our society. For people who have not experienced it, it’s seen has as exciting, productive, and desirable. For those of us who have been consumed by it, we are either thankful it isn’t depression or devastated by its impact. For most, mania is a dangerous symptom of mental illness and not something to be taken lightly. In this episode, Gabe & Michelle each share three stories about mania with two being the truth and one being a lie. Can you tell fact fr...
Tags: Psychology, Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Mania, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Gabe Michelle


Ep 22: Psychiatric Medications and You: What You Need to Know.

 “Just be ’med-compliant’ and you’ll be okay.” That’s the message that hundreds of thousands of mentally ill people hear every day from society and their treatment teams. The message is simple: as long as you take your medications as prescribed, you’ll be fine, healthy, happy, and symptom free. But, is that actually how it works? Is something as serious as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia so easily treated that doctors can just dole out pills and *poof* — recovery? If it really is ...
Tags: Psychology, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, Highlights From ` Psychiatric Medication, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC



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