We answer listener questions in this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. Gabe and Michelle both have stories of their experiences with mania, and also discuss which they feel is worse, mania or depression.
When does Michelle tell the people she dates that she has schizophrenia? A listener wants to know why Michelle doesn’t act like the stereotypical schizophrenic. Michelle has the most fantastic response, according to Gabe.
Hear them share what it’s like in recovery living with bipolar and schizophrenia. Finally, the age old question is asked: How can I get my loved one to be doing as well as you?
Highlights From ‘Answering Listener’s Questions’ Episode
[1:10] Question #1: What is it like to be manic?
[5:45] Question #2: How does being bipolar and schizophrenic in recovery affect your everyday life?
[9:15] Question #3: How does being mentally ill affect your dating life?
[12:20] Question #4: If it existed, would you take the pill to cure your mental illness?
[15:45] Question #5: Michelle, people with schizophrenia are often out of their minds, rambling, drooling…why aren’t you?
[19:00] Question #6: How can I get my loved one to be doing as well as you?
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.