Archives for October, 2011
My Latest Cartoon!News Reporter: Mr. Great Pumpkin how do you reply to reports that you advocate cutting and Self-injury??? Caption: News Flash: Pumpkin Cutting on the Rise Answer this for BP Hope - How do you navigate the dating scene with bipolar? As some may know, (look out I'm about to toot my own horn), on Wednesdays I'm an ambassador blogger at BP Hope Magazine. This week I gave my own little twist on Dating with Bipolar. BP Hope is looking for your dating experiences. Just answer "THE Question" and submit it to the editor and you may be included in the magazine's SOUND OFF section in the upcoming issue. There is a deadline, so hurry up and make up a fake boyfriend or girlfriend, no... I mean share your real dating stories.
News Reporter: Mr. Great Pumpkin how do you reply to reports that you advocate cutting and Self-injury??? Caption: News Flash: Pumpkin Cutting on the Rise News Flash: Cutting and Self-injury on the Rise Cutting/Self-Injury is not just a "teenage girl's" problem. Men/ boys do it, too. It is no secret that I, like most of you, grew up tormented in one way or another. For me, I was the outcast with severe "father issues." One of my mal-productive coping mechanisms was cutting, and it started early for me. This violent self-mutilation was my way out of my inner turmoil. I hid it from my family for years. I can remember the emotions that led up to the act, but I can never remember the pain. To me, that pain felt better than what was going on in my head.
Chato: I'm gonna do it this time! I call this my Medieval diet! Hand me my mask please. Caption: You haven't dieted till you've done the medieval diet! FINALLY a real WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION that WORKS I was reading a report PDF* file about Obesity and Mental Illness. I was not surprised to learn that "obesity is one of the most common physical health care problems among persons with severe and persistent mental illness." I'm fat. I've known that for a while. However, I just found out not only am I fat, I'm classed as a "super obese" male or "class III obesity"... Gosh, I always wanted to be super at something, but not BEING FAT!!!
Sign: You must be this tall to ride: age 12 (crossed out), age 8 (crossed out), age 6 (crossed out), AGE 4 [ADHD playground] Caption: Children as young as 4 can be diagnosed ADHD ADHD Guidelines Change: NOW OKAY - Diagnosing 4 Year Olds Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ADHD guidelines changed to include diagnosing children as young as 4 years old. The latest change addresses "children ages 4-18 because there is additional research on that age range," says Mark Wolraich, chairman of the committee that prepared the report, released Sunday at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in Boston.
Psych Central Blog Party for Mental Health Day - What a Success!
Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day. Interestingly is also the day my Father was born in 1933. My Dad lived with Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) that was not entirely diagnosed till about a year before he died in 1996. It was out of control most of his life and growing up in the unstable,...
Originally Posted on http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor YOU need permission use ©2011Get My Newsletter Caption: Are your Sleeping Meds Asleep on The Job? Sleep, it was the one thing I did not need when I was younger. I could be up for days on end just getting a quick nap here and there. Now, I'm 40 and I can only sleep when I'm medicated. The only sleep I get is when I pass out. It's not refreshing nor helpful and I wake up 3 or 4 times and that is on a good night. Michael Bengston, M.D. says, Sleep disorders affect a lot more people than you may realize -- up to 20% of Americans in any given year according to the National Institutes of Health. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities. The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy. Yes, sleep disorders and insomnia are very common in general, but among people living with mental illnesses and mood disorders, there is a much higher percentage. Dr. Bengston says we should learn our"Circadian Rhythms," this is the "regular changes in mental and physical characteristics that occur in the course of a day (circadian is Latin for 'around a day')".
Originally Posted on http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor YOU need permission use ©2011Get My Newsletter Caption: Dementia: You may take my mind but you can have my humor therapy! Dementia vs. Alzheimer's disease, is there a difference between the two conditions? Yes. While "Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia marked by memory loss in older people. Dementia is the gradual loss of intellectual function." With Alzheimer's the disease can develop in a person as early as 45, while dementia generally starts showing up later in life, on average at the age of 70. The mental degradation of Dementia and Alzheimer's is a common symptom characteristic of the diseases.
Originally Posted on http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor YOU need permission use ©2011Get My Newsletter Caption: The The Etymology of Globophobia - Fear of Balloons This being Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) (also known as Mental Health Awareness Week), I thought I would make you aware of something about yours truly, Chato Stewart! A while back, I revealed my personal fear/phobia I've had since the age of 6... BALLOONS! In the post titled: "Name That Phobia: Fear Of Balloons = Globophobia" I touched on this "funny fear." You'll see me at 19 blowing up some balloons for my pre-wedding party (Engagement Party). My face says it all!