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What is the Internet, Anyway? (video from 1994)

Watching YouTube this week, I came across a funny Today show video from 1994. I had to share this video... I was laughing so hard I thought I was going to bust my gut! Reality struck in deep when I remembered I was living through this period of time! This is my generation - the early tech generation - or as I like to call it “the crappy tech generation!”

It was an exciting and new frontier of Compuserve bulletin boards and if I recollect correctly, I got my first free month of AOL in 1993...For my 33 MHz computer with almost 200 MB hard drive. I even had the first Sony digital camera that used the 1.44 MB disks and took one quarter megapixel images.

“You’ve got mail”
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The Award Of Participation #NHBPM



Day 13 of National Health Blog Post Month November PARTY: (#NHBPM 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,6th,7th, 8th, 9th, 10, 11th, 12th,13th). Check out below for my GIVEAWAY!!!


Nov. 13

Evolution
Write about how being a patient or caregiver has changed you. How have your goals changed? Have your values changed?
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3 Favorite Quotes You Should Hang and Frame #NHBPM

Eight Days a Week we have been partying here at Mental Health Humor with BLOG PARTY for the National Health Blog Post Month and it's going strong. (#NHBPM 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,6th,7th, 8th)...GET MY Newsletter each week with all the cartoons (sign up to the right). This month I'll be giving away 20 bottles of digest enzymes, Digest Gold to help your digestion.  Did you know millions of Americans suffer from tummy troubles like heartburn, bloating, indigestion, gas, constipation and diarrhea daily? Are you one of them?  Be ready on the 10th to toss your name into the contest and you just might win one of the bottles that I'm giving away.  I'll have more about that in my post on the 10th.  :)
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Ambiguous Life Lessons

Natures Ambiguous Life Lesson

Never Let go? Never Give Up? Look Before You Cross? Nature's Ambiguous Life Lessons, it's no wonder why you're confused. Yes, it's a cartoon I drew about Life Lessons!

Please feel free to tweet or post it on your Facebook wall with the hash tag #lifelessons. You can use the links below to share and if you have...
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Benefits of Self-Medication with ALCOHOL

Self-Medication with ALCOHOL--IT'S Good for Mental Illness?
The transmogrifying of our mood by bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, ADHD, and Borderline Personality Disorder is a reality depraved experience. Add self-medicating with alcoholic beverages, makes mental illness terrifically ugly, and often with dreadful results. It actually appears
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Mental Health ToolBox: Living Well, Being Well, Doing Well and EVEN Loving Well


Living Well, Being Well, Doing Well and EVEN Loving Well--all depend on our Mental Health Wellness Toolbox. What is a “Mental Health Wellness Toolbox” or “Wellness Tools”?  Simply put,  the tools and techniques we have at our disposal to handle emotionally traumatic events in our day-to-day lives.  It can be anything from cognitive therapy tools to actual physical tools such as paintbrushes for art therapy and/or your favorite music you listen to help calm the stress.

“The purpose of the mental health wellness toolbox is to provide you with ‘healthy tools’ that you can use to stay well, be well, do well, love well, and survive”…Our mental health experience.
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John & Elaine Leadem Final #MentalHealthHeroes Cartoon-A-Thon #MentalHealthMonth

John and Elaine Leadem 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
John & Elaine Leadem are trailblazers in the field of couples counseling. Having entered the 12-step communities at a relatively young age they originally incorporated into their marriage a traditional 12-step philosophy that taught them to "stay out of each others program." In this model they continued to hide behind personal recovery in ways that...
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Shana Koehler Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Shana Koehler 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
About love to read!! I also love to color. I find coloring helps me with anxiety. Reading usually takes me away from the world once I can concentrate enough on a book to get lost in it. (ADD & mind racing)
A few years ago, after my finished basement flooded a few times, I hired a friend...
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Caroline Bond Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Caroline "Carol" Bond 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
I'm Carol Bond and I wrote this poem in 2006 and it still rings very true. Depression has shaped me in many ways, for good and bad. I am the current president of High Country NAMI (Boone, NC) and want to use my experiences to be a better person and help others. There is a song whose lyrics are:...
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