Listen to our hosts have a real, honest, and open discussion about their time spent in the psych ward. Do you think the psych ward is like what you have seen in the movies? According to our hosts, it is NOTHING like it!
In this episode, Michelle speaks openly about her three involuntary detentions, twice for suicide attempts and once for suicidal tendencies. Gabe talks about his one experience in the psych ward, where he was on suicide watch. He discusses why he never realized he was sick until he went to the hospital. Gabe and Michelle then look back upon their time spent, and share what they’ve learned.
“I just started cursing at them in Yiddish, and they weren’t very fond of that.” ~Michelle Hammer
Highlights From ‘Ever in a Psych Ward’ Episode
[1:45] Gabe and Michelle discuss real psych wards and movie versions.
[4:00] Michelle talks about her first, brief experience.
[13:30] Michelle talks about the reasons behind her second psych ward experience.
[17:04] Michelle talks about what she learned in the psych ward.
[19:45] Gabe talks about his time spent in the psych ward.
Meet The Hosts of #BSPodcast
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.