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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


Nov 19, 2018

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 moment to relax and laugh this coming Thursday and – on behalf of all of us at A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast – Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy listening!


Highlights from ‘Thanksgiving with Mental Illness’ Episode

[1:00] Michelle and Gabe get ready for Thanksgiving

[4:30] Michelle loses her damn mind over the word “proud”

[9:00] People with mental illness want to be treated equally

[11:00] Our hosts debate traditions vs. obligations

[17:00] Someone once had a massive panic attack during Thanksgiving dinner

[21:00] Practical advice on how to have a better Thanksgiving