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 from fiction? Listen now.
“When I’m manic, I like to follow no rules.”
– Michelle Hammer
Highlights From ‘Mania’ Episode
[0:00] Gabe and Michelle play two truths and a lie, mania edition.
[2:30] Michelle tells a story titled, “Manic No Pants Elephant.”
[5:00] Gabe tells a story titled, “Manic Drop In, Drop Out, Drop In . . .”
[7:30] Michelle tells a story titled, “Manic Invincibility.”
[9:15] Gabe tells a story titled, “Manic Property Management.”
[11:30] Michelle tells a story Gabe titled, “Michelle’s Lie.”
[14:20] Gabe tells a story titled, “Gabe’s the worst homeless man of all time.”
[16:50] Guessing begins and the truth is revealed.
Meet Your Bipolar and Schizophrenic Hosts
GABE HOWARD was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2003. Now in recovery, Gabe is a prominent mental health activist and host of the award-winning Psych Central Show podcast. He is also an award-winning writer and speaker, traveling nationally to share the humorous, yet educational, story of his bipolar life. To work with Gabe, visit gabehoward.com.
MICHELLE HAMMER was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 22, but incorrectly diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18. Michelle is an award-winning mental health advocate who has been featured in press all over the world. In May 2015, Michelle founded the company Schizophrenic.NYC, a mental health clothing line, with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. She is a firm believer that confidence can get you anywhere. To work with Michelle, visit Schizophrenic.NYC.