Archives for April, 2010
The day is over and now let me give you a quick review of the Chapter Leadership Forum. Here is my Chapter Leadership Forum Evaluation. DBSA Chato Stewart Stand-Up For Mental Health 2010 DBSA-post-CHAPTER-LEADERSHIP-FORUM_0001.wmv dbsa-chatper-leadership-forum-evaluation_0001.wmv DBSA-2010-pre-chapter-leadership-forum.wmv [DBSA] 2010 Conference with Mental Health Humor's Chato B Stewart. April 28th Flight Plan
Hello everyone... I'm in Chicago "celebrating" the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance's 25th year of peer support. It's Wednesday night. I wanted to make sure to update my new Psych Central Blog Buddies about the DBSA conference! Oh, and to tell you about my day. I thought a video would be best. So, here is my first Vlog (video blog).
I am so PSYCHED to be at Psych Central! But with all networks, there is a transition period. To some "Chato B. Stewart" and the "Mental Health Humor" cartoons are new. The first knee jerk reaction is who in the hell would make fun of people with mental illness!!! What a Jerk!!! I agree 100%!!! Fortunately, that is not what I'm all about. My goal is to use humor as a health coping mechanism. I truly believe humor is the best medicine. Yet, we all have varying taste when it comes to our own sense of humor. That is why I have my "Warning" above. My mission is NOT to laugh at my peers but rather with them. Here is a good example of BAD mental health health humor written by my Blog Buddie, Alicia Sparks, on her Psych Central blog, Celebrity Psyching. While Reviewing the movie, Observe And Report, she asks the question, "Does The Mental Health Humor Cross A Line?"
The Mental Health Humor blog is not intended to stigmatize! While viewing the content of the blog, understand it is meant to be positive! Yet, we cannot please every one. If you find humor about mental illness offensive, then please do not view the blog.First, I would like to thank John Grohol, Psy.D. for being brave enough to bring me here to Psych Central! I've always known my Mental Health Humor cartoons belonged here and now I think I've found a real home!
Welcome to Mental Health Humor -- humor from the creative and always-interesting mind of Chato B. Stewart. We're pleased to welcome Chato to Psych Central, as he's been blogging elsewhere online for years, sharing his unique and funny perspective on all things mental health...