Archive for June, 2012

The Basics, Diagnosis, and the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder for Patients and Their Families

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

A Webinar titled “The Basics, Diagnosis, and the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder for Patients and their Families” will be presented by Joseph Calabrese, MD, on July 11th. I can’t help but think about the title, and thinking about the basics of bipolar disorder has me intrigued.

When I think about the basics of my diagnosis, the only thing that comes to mind is “how it totally and utterly sucks!”

Bipolar Depression Sucks

 


JUNE: Positive Change Challenge

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Yes, I know I’m a bit late on this, but I still wanted to share the June DBSA “Positive Six Campaign” challenge with you. There is still time to be part of it. This cartoon is the second of six I’ve been commissioned to draw for the +6 campaign via my other cartoon series The Family Stew.

Here I am working on getting over my negative talk.
DBSA +6

Positive Change Challenge - Negative self-talk plus6 - by Chato Stewart smJUNE: Positive Change Challenge

Incorporate two (+2) positive habits into your routine this month. Drink more water, be diligent about getting 8 hours of sleep, eliminate negative self-talk, etc. Small steps can lead to big changes in how you feel…physically and emotionally!

2012 Mental Health Humor - Positive Change Challenge - Negative self-talk plus6 - by Chato Stewart 455


What Do You See?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

What do you see?
How does it make you feel?

How can your share that feeling?


Suicide By Cop or ECT By Cop?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

ME sanity?
“They’re always after ME sanity!”

Yes, I’m just changing the “Lucky the Leprechaun” quote, “they’re always after me lucky charms.” If you don’t know, Sir Lucky is a spokesperson (cartoon character) for General Mill’s Lucky Charms cereal.

Even though I love this cereal too much, the fact is I can’t pick a favorite cereal. It’s a toss-up between Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Forget about pouring a heaping bowl of cereal, I would eat the whole box by myself. Something about those marshmallows keeps me coming back for more. (I’m hoping my cartoons keep you coming back for more too!)

I have never had to deal with the effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) (how about you?), unless you count the time I was cleaning the windows for a big bank in Boston and touched a “live” wire on a 12 foot ladder and got ZAPPED! The electrician was looking for the short in the lighting system and when my copper squeegee touched it, all the lights went on for a few seconds.

That experience is as close as I got to ECT. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against it – even though I don’t think I would get it done if I had the choice. The truth is, as far as I know, my insurance (which the state gives me) does not include ECT.


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