Bipolar Disorder can cause dramatic mood swings. Diabetes can cause dramatic sugar swings–thereby affecting mood. Sugar has been that type of a drug for me most of my life. Combine the two and it may be difficult to find stability of mood and sugar levels. Diet has been known to affect mood, that too has been one of my non-nutritional weak points. But if you are like me, and you are living with Bipolar and Diabetes, and you don’t have your sugar under control…well, it’s time to take it serious!
It really is life or death. Diabetes kills, but here are some things I found round the web that might help. With my A1C over 10 and fighting to get my sugar under 300 daily, the following points/information is not hollow…are not just things I read, but things that are helping me get a handle on my Diabetes. Things for you/us to consider:
Ronald McDonald: (kicking /Saying Good-bye to Hello Kitty)Caption: No shirt No shoes No Choking No Service: Good-bye Hello Kitty
Time.com magazine is reporting that “McDonald’s Recalls 2.3 Million Hello Kitty Toys“…Due to children choking on the detachable part. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: one moment your kid is playing fine and in a blink-of-an-eye, he is choking on something. After reading the report linked below, I almost wanted to applaud McDonald’s for taking this action. As any parent knows, every kid’s happy meal has toys in them. Our kids might eat there very infrequently… but, I remember the kids toys having explicit packaging, plain as day, that the toy could be a choking hazard.
I’m sure right now many parents who bought “Happy Meals” are anxiously checking their toys to make sure they are not letting their kids play with a potential hazard. I know I was worried. So much so: it gave me the inspiration to draw the above Mental Health Humor cartoon.
Link to full size cartoon strip: Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewarto-Stewart-Family-Stew-Police-FC.jpg
Person Videoing one: Oh Ya, this’s on going on Youtube…he is Awesome!Person Videoing two: Is this dinner theater?Caption: Ever been out & seen something so awesome that you just had to stop and video it? #AwesomeStreetPerformer
In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon seriesPolice Car 5051: “Dispatch: at scene of disturbance we have the wife here requesting a Psych Eval. The suspect is 10-73 Bipolar and off his meds. We are cocked and locked and ready to approach suspect for assessment with deadly force.”
Caption: Ever been videoing a street performer juggling -then the cops show up? #WhoCallsTheCopsOnStreetPerformers
In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon series Chato Stewart: (Balancing a huge Flower plant, on a cooking pan on his head in-between a beach ball with a yellow rubber ducky on top.)
Caption: Ever been videoing a Street performer, then realize he might be mentally Ill & in crisis?. #CopsRbout2beatACrazyGuy #video4sale
In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon seriesChato Stewart: “I’m Not Resisting” (Dropping a huge Flower plant, on a cooking pan on his head in-between a beach ball with a yellow rubber ducky on top.)
Caption: Ever been videoing, the cops show up but the Crazy Guy Knew the Secret Password? #ImNOTresisting
In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon series
Chato Stewart: “I’m Not Resisting”Caption: Ever been videoing, the cops show up but the Crazy Guy Knew the Secret Password? #ImNOTresistingContinue: Panel One | Panel Two | Panel Three | Panel Four
In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon series
“I’m Not Resisting” The 3 Words said to Police During a Mental Health Crisis
To stay alive during a mental heath crisis, when the police arrive, do the following. Drop anything in your hands, stretch out your arms with your hands open and palms facing the officer. Say it again loud “I’m Not Resisting”, and repeat it a few times..not too many because then, they might think your making “threats and ‘furtive movements’.” Giving the officer just-cause to “Believe your armed with a firearm, knife or something.” That’s when you can start writing your epitaph. #I’mNOTresisting
Remember to say, “I’m Not Resisting”, Respect the office, don’t run, don’t be belligerent, don’t be an ass hole, don’t be ignorant, don’t do anything that would give them any good reason to put the hand on that gun. Statistics show, when a police officer pulls a gun on a mentally ill person, mortality rate of that mentally ill person doubles. (Note the only reason why police officer should pull the gun of the holster is if they are, or the public is in a direct threat of injury or violent attack- extrapolated/summarized from the police book: it’s not a direct quote.)
To STOP Officer From Shootings Say “I’m Not Resisting.”
Let me share from my research over the last week. I’ve googled and read and watched many very sad videos that I will not share…their triggers, horrific, and outright blatantly scary. You would think watching, reading them that it would happen only in a Third World country. But it’s in our backyards, in our own homes…in the USA.
Such as in May of this past year, a man in crisis was crying for help. Running in a circle in his courtyard, in front of his home having delusions, running in a circle four hours crying for help, “call the police”, “call the police” – …