Melanie Oldham 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon

Drawing by Chato Stewart

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My name is Melanie Oldham. I am bipolar. I am also a wife, a mother, a court reporter.

At the age of 40, I decided I was drinking too much alcohol. I checked myself into a rehab. After five days of getting all the alcohol out of my system, they sent me home. The very next day, Thanksgiving Day 2007, I had my very first manic episode. My husband didn’t know what was wrong with me. He finally took me to the hospital and they started running tests thinking I had a brain tumor.

I read everything I could find on the subject. I discovered the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) website. I even attended their conference in Houston. That is where I met Chato Stewart. I became friends with him on Facebook and read his columns on PsychCentral.

He encouraged me to enter the Facing Us Video Contest. I did, and I won. What an honor.

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Thanks to my wife Joan Winifred for her care, compassion and being my partner in wellness for the past 21 years.

Friend me on Facebook @chato B Stewart.
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    Last reviewed: 22 May 2013

APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2013). Melanie Oldham Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 1, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2013/05/melanie-oldham-mental-health-hero-mentalhealthmonth/

 

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