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is the first show by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Hosted by Gabe Howard and Michelle Hammer, each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. New episodes every Monday on your favorite podcast player.


Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC & Gabe Howard of


Jan 21, 2019

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. 

Highlights from ‘Psychiatrists and Therapists Questions’ Episode

[1:00] What is the strangest thing a psychiatrist has ever said to Michelle about her illness?

[6:00] What is the strangest thing a therapist has ever said to Gabe about his illness?

[17:00] Michelle’s first psychiatrist was . . . not great.

[19:30] Gabe once had a legal issue with a therapist.

[26:30] What you should do if you’re dealing with a bad psychiatrist and/or therapist.