42 episodes

People worry they are going crazy, not about the "state of their mental health." Featuring a guy with bipolar disorder and his ex-wife, Not Crazy is the mental health podcast for people who hate mental health podcasts.

Not Crazy Gabe Howard (Psych Central Podcast)

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

People worry they are going crazy, not about the "state of their mental health." Featuring a guy with bipolar disorder and his ex-wife, Not Crazy is the mental health podcast for people who hate mental health podcasts.

    Our Take on Gun Violence and Mental Illness (New BSP Episode)

    Our Take on Gun Violence and Mental Illness (New BSP Episode)

    A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast is BACK with Michelle Hammer and Gabe Howard. Yes, Brand New Episodes like this one! Subscribe to the new BSP Feed on your favorite podcast player or visit our new home at thisemotionallife.org/bsp so you don't miss any epsiodes (and go binge listen the episodes you've already missed!)

    Whenever there is mass violence in the United States, politicians are quick to blame people living with mental illness. These same politicians are often also quick to the cut mental health budgets and create barriers to psychiatric care for people who are sick.
    In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss guns, mental illness, and sex toys — among other important points. Needless to say, they aren’t happy being blamed for the deaths of innocent people, including children. Listen now to hear their thoughts.
    Hey! Follow Society of Valued Minds on Instagram by clicking here or search for @societyofvaluedminds.
    This podcast is proudly sponsored by Betterhelp. Save 10% on your first month with the discount code “BSP22” or by clicking here.
    About the Hosts of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Gabe Howard is a professional speaker, writer, and activist living with bipolar and anxiety disorders. Diagnosed in 2003, he has made it his mission to put a human face on mental illness.
    He’s the author of Mental Illness is an A*****e and Other Observations and a popular podcast host. Learn more at gabehoward.com.
    Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma. She is an NYC native featured in the WebMD documentary Voices, which was nominated for a Tribeca X Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018.
    Founded and run by Michelle, Schizophrenic.NYC is a clothing brand with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health.

    • 36 min
    NEW Episodes of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Out RIGHT NOW!

    NEW Episodes of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Out RIGHT NOW!

    Visit ThisEmotionalLife.org/bsp to learn more or subscribe RIGHT NOW on your favorite podcast player.
    A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast was the first podcast by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
    Its original run ended in 2019 after garnering massive praise in the mental health community and boasting tens of thousands of listeners. Now back for a limited run of 10 episodes with the first episode having launched on January 4th, 2022. 

    The podcast is hosted by Gabe Howard and Michelle Hammer. Learn more about them here and subscribe or follow on your favorite podcast player. (it’s free!)
     
    This podcast is proudly sponsored by Betterhelp. Save 10% on your first month with the discount code “BSP22” or by clicking here.

    • 2 min
    Coming Back: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

    Coming Back: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

    Gabe Howard and Michelle Hammer are returning for a limited run of 10 episodes with the first episode launching on January 4th, 2022. Episodes weekly through the end of the season.
    Our original run ended in 2019 after garnering massive praise in the mental health community and boasting tens of thousands of listeners. 
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast player or visit thisemotionallife.org/bsp

    BSP is hosted by Gabe Howard and Michelle Hammer. Learn more about them here.

    • 2 min
    This Is the End

    This Is the End

    Sadly, this is the end. No, not the end of the world, although it sometimes feels like it. This is the end of the Not Crazy podcast. Why are we checking out? Join us as Gabe and Lisa explain why the podcast has come to a close and also fill you in on new things to come.
    And as a wise man (Dr. Seuss) once said, “Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.”  
    About The Hosts
     
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from Gabe Howard. To learn more, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
    Gabe also hosts The Psych Central Podcast available on your favorite podcast player or by visiting psychcentral.com/show.

      
    Lisa is the producer of the Psych Central podcast, Not Crazy. She is the recipient of The National Alliance on Mental Illness's “Above and Beyond” award, has worked extensively with the Ohio Peer Supporter Certification program, and is a workplace suicide prevention trainer. Lisa has battled depression her entire life and has worked alongside Gabe in mental health advocacy for over a decade. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband; enjoys international travel; and orders 12 pairs of shoes online, picks the best one, and sends the other 11 back.  

    • 31 min
    Inside Major Depression

    Inside Major Depression

    As a child, Lisa would daydream about suicide. It wasn’t until her sophomore year in college that she would be diagnosed with major depressive disorder. What was her long journey like? What finally helped her?
    Join us as Lisa shares her personal story of living with depression and a sleep disorder. She also reveals her personal struggle with taking meds, even though they have helped her tremendously.
    About The Hosts
     
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from Gabe Howard. To learn more, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
    Gabe also hosts The Psych Central Podcast available on your favorite podcast player or by visiting psychcentral.com/show.

      
    Lisa is the producer of the Psych Central podcast, Not Crazy. She is the recipient of The National Alliance on Mental Illness's “Above and Beyond” award, has worked extensively with the Ohio Peer Supporter Certification program, and is a workplace suicide prevention trainer. Lisa has battled depression her entire life and has worked alongside Gabe in mental health advocacy for over a decade. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband; enjoys international travel; and orders 12 pairs of shoes online, picks the best one, and sends the other 11 back.  

    • 39 min
    From Divorce to Besties

    From Divorce to Besties

    How did Gabe and Lisa go from being spouses to divorcees to best friends? Do they hold any residual anger toward each other? Hurt feelings? Secret attraction? How do their current spouses feel about their friendship?
    If you’re curious to understand their unique journey, join us as they tell all on today’s podcast.
    For More Information and a complete transcript, visit Podcast: From Divorce to Besties.
    Find More Episodes of Not Crazy online at psychcentral.com/notcrazy
    About The Hosts
     
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from Gabe Howard. To learn more, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
    Gabe also hosts The Psych Central Podcast available on your favorite podcast player or by visiting psychcentral.com/show.

      
    Lisa is the producer of the Psych Central podcast, Not Crazy. She is the recipient of The National Alliance on Mental Illness's “Above and Beyond” award, has worked extensively with the Ohio Peer Supporter Certification program, and is a workplace suicide prevention trainer. Lisa has battled depression her entire life and has worked alongside Gabe in mental health advocacy for over a decade. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband; enjoys international travel; and orders 12 pairs of shoes online, picks the best one, and sends the other 11 back.  

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

overduefan ,

I’ll miss y’all

I can relate to a lot of the content, and even when I can’t, it’s funny and thought-provoking. Thanks for doing this. I’ll be listening to your back catalog for awhile. Best of luck with everything!!

stormstown ,

No!!

I am so bummed that the podcast is cancelled. I found you guys this summer, and listened to all of the shows while I worked in my garden. I thought it was great to have a divorced couple host and dissect issues, as I have bipolar disorder and am married, and have navigated so many of the same experiences. If you ever come back, I’ll be back too!

MichellePawprint ,

Showing patience for patients

Thank you for sharing and promoting communication with sufferers who may feel invalidated, ignored, or forgotten. Keep fighting the good fight because it does matter.

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