How A Determined Schizophrenic Woman From NYC Is Breaking Stigma About Mental Illness
Fashion / Psychiatry

How A Determined Schizophrenic Woman From NYC Is Breaking Stigma About Mental Illness

{Schizophrenic.NYC buttons, bracelets, stickers} In just a little over a year since I last interviewed Michelle Hammer (founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, a clothing line aimed at promoting mental health awareness), her company and mission have gained an exponential amount of support from the media and community.  Since hundreds of thousands of people with schizophrenia are living … Continue reading

What My Former Boss Told Me About My Wardrobe
Fashion / Personal

What My Former Boss Told Me About My Wardrobe

{Westlake Village, California} Though my social media name has the word “fashion,” my fashion sense during the initial stages of my professional career most definitely did not reflect any sense of the word.  During college, I apparently believed that it was appropriate to wear flip flops, cut off jeans, and a hooded sweatshirt as both a research … Continue reading

Schizophrenic Connection
Fashion / Psychiatry

Schizophrenic Connection

{Schizophrenic.NYC tank top} As a psychiatrist, I treat nearly all mental health diagnoses, but among the patients that have been most memorable and have broken the most stereotypes in my mind are those diagnosed with schizophrenia.  As an intern and resident physician, I allotted more time to talk with my patients with schizophrenia because they were generally the ones who spoke the least and … Continue reading

Stretch It Out
Fashion

Stretch It Out

Even though I’m not allowed to wear open-toe shoes at work, I still buy cute and comfortable sandals in case I’m courageous enough to wear a pair.  I recall wearing 3-4 inch ridiculously uncomfortable heels in high school, but those days are long gone.  Lately, I’ve been obsessed with stretch heels for the sexy, summery look, … Continue reading

Time Crazy
Fashion / Psychiatry

Time Crazy

My fashion obsession this week focused on stylish timepieces.  Perhaps the wear and tear of my current watch became more apparent as I would nonchalantly and discretely attempt to glance at the time during long appointments last week.  I’m a pretty anxious person and have somehow managed to break the habit of constantly being  tardy (flashback to the … Continue reading

To eat, or not to eat?
Fashion / Psychiatry / therapy / Travel

To eat, or not to eat?

Los Angeles…home of the trendy, superficial, and fit.  Last week I was on vacation and spent the week back home in southern California.  In preparation for my trip, I packed my most stylish outfits and made reservations for the most trendy, new restaurants in Hollywood.   I spent the first day back with my boyfriend out in Beverly Hills and made … Continue reading