Archives for Chato B Stewart

* Mental Health Humor

Does Alcohol Push A Person Towards Riskier Behavior?

Box: Bottles of Ambiguity Aversions
Whisky: Bottle product #1|Looking Good|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML
Vodka: Bottle product #1|ANGST|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML
Rum: Bottle product #1|I Can Drive|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML
Caption:Discovery! Researchers find alcohol spikes risky behavior in guys...really?
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Drunk Driving OR Just Buzzed Driving
Drinking and driving - it almost killed my brother. I know many people who have very tragic stories because someone thought they were okay to drive.  Maybe we have all been there at one point or another...most guys who have a few beers with friends to watch a game know what I mean. You have a brew, then two, another at halftime and one with the pizza. You talk about the game, maybe you have a fantasy league going...Whatever and before the game is done, you might have downed a six pack. You're "NOT DRUNK"... You're definitely buzzed...What do you do?  Take a cab  - sleep it off or shrug off the idea that you're impaired in any way and drive home.
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#Youfit60Days

WeightLoss Challenge: Mortified & Discouraged

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Chato Stewart: I MUST NOT QUIT
Caption : Is there a conflicting relationship between our belief System & reality?
Weight-Loss and Mental Mental Goals
Wonderful you're back with me on my weight-loss journey (WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU). These are the voyages nay, more like my own odyssey filled with epic challenges and tragic weight-gain over mental health compromise.  The story is incredible and giving you some history with me, Chato Stewart at my absolutely lowest:  WeightLoss Challenge: Weight Gain - Suicide By Food).

Now you know the "what I'm Doing" and "why I'm doing it"... Now all I had to do was sign up, get weighed and get started!
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WeightLoss Challenge: Weight Gain – Suicide By Food

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Wall: Doctor degree Dr. Bob Bob | Chart: (Chatos Stewart’s Annual Body Mass Index BMI)
Chato Stewart: I’m Off the Charts
Caption : The Measure of a Man.

Weight-loss is not a new game for me...I'm on the Procrastination Diet. When on this diet, I hit 405 pounds (and for those using the British Imperial  Avoirdupois System that's a whopping 28.92 Stone)!  Yes, I said 405 Pounds was/is my heaviest that I've ever been, and I never want to see that number again...full of mixed feelings. I recognized in December 2011 that I was, in fact, being very apathetic about my health.
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WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU

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Wall: Doctor degree Dr. Bob Bob | Chart: (Chato's Annual Body Mass Index BMI)
Chato Stewart: I'm Off the Charts
Caption : The Measure of a Man.
Mental Goals are Slipping
In 2014, my goal was to get in the mind set to stop dieting and change the way I eat for ever.  I did - well, after I caped out at 405. lbs (morbidly obesity).  I was able to get down to 372. lbs on my own.  Then out of the blue came the "BLUES"! woke up one day and the meds did not work and I was in the grasps of a major bipolar depression. At this point emotional eat and bindgeing (Bindge Eating Disorder) slipping... My A1c was 10.8 and my blood sugar was in the high 300's coming at the end of 2014.  Things! have to CHANGE...or
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2015 Mental Health Humor

Mr Spock : The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The Few

Chato Stewart: (day dreaming)
Mr. Spock: Remember
Caption: Live long and Prosper
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
This above-title, to me, is to me one of the most iconic line in the all of Star Trek's history!  Aside from the #LLAP "Live long and Prosper" of course! You don't have to be a Trekkie to understand its meaning.  It holds even more emotional weight now, especially if you love the show and know...
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* Mental Health Humor

Is My Relationship Established on Love, Lust or Chocolate? Quiz

Strawberry: "!"
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry: I thought she was "THE ONE" then I found her warming up the chocolate fondue fountian.
Caption: Is Your Relationship Based on Love or Lust? 
My Relationship: Love, Lust or Chocolate?
Riddle: What gift costs nothing to buy, becomes priceless when given?  If you're thinking chocolate you're almost right: since 98% of the world LOVES chocolate!  The other 2% have not tasted it, yet.
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Friday The 13th – What the Friggatriskaidekaphobia – More Snow!!!

Friday The 13th -
Fear, it is something  that can stop a man or woman in their tracks. Yes, fear can freeze you momentarily or it can cause a knee jerk reaction, fight or flight attitude. My Pun: Fair not? For fear itself is not fearful because the fear we have doesn't have to be fearsome if we just use some fairly simple phobia techniques...handling it we may farewell.
Today is Friday the 13th. It is a day that strikes fear in to many. It is also a day like any other day for many others. Fear of this day is called by two specific names
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* Mental Health Humor

Are You In a Sustainable Marriage?

Message: Strange, but Larry always got an adrenaline rush & felt alive when arguing with his wife Lois.
Caption: Are you In a Sustainable Marriage
The unique wedding proposal that changed my life!
February 10, 2015 is 24 years since I asked Joan Winifred to marry me.  When she said yes, it was a good day, a very good day!  I got the whole thing on video long before every one had a way to record every second of every day in High Definition Video.

Back then, the camera was the size of a suitcase, and my friend (we'll call him Larry for privacy) wanted me,
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* Mental Health Humor

Fear and HIV-AIDS: Did A False Cure Put Giraffes at Extinction Levels?

Sign:“It’s a silent extinction.” Caption: Giraffe Conservation NEEDED NO WAY, Why? look they're thriving! 

Giraffes Part 1|Giraffes Part 2|Giraffes Part 3

Is Killing Giraffes Till They Are Extinct To Cure Aids REALLY WHAT IS HAPPENING?
AIDS has been around for long time. First human HIV identified was in 1959 in the Congo. In the 70's, it reached the states, San Francisco, and the 80's spread world-wide. HIV-AIDS has killed more than 25 million people. 40 million people world-wide are believed to be infected with the virus.
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* Mental Health Humor

Think You Have A Stressful Job? Try Being The Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil shadow: You’ve obviously lost touch with reality... I’m outta here!
Sign: Punxsutawney Phil Sees his shadow briefly
Caption: Have the courage to say what's on your mind.
As the waxing gibbous moon was setting on February 2, 1963 my mother was still having pain.  More specifically, birth contractions, since she was nine months pregnant with my oldest sister, her first child.  The sun rose early on that cold, New England morning. Rising over the horizon at 6:27 AM in a small town outside Boston...

The temperature was recorded 25 °F and the day not only start off cold, but it was foggy with freezing rain with a slushy-snowy mix. Ask my mother, if she remembers the cold or the rain or any of weather.  If Punxsutawney Phil had seen his shadow, I'm sure she will just tell you
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The Family Stew

Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons

Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons
Here are Mental Health Humor's top 5 "The Family Stew" cartoons. The Family Stew Cartoon series is drawn by me and about me Chato Stewart and about me. Yes, I may be best known for my Mental Health Humor cartoons, but this series grew out of it. It is the balanced of a blend of mental illness advocacy and my psychological disorders mixed with of course "family" issues. Yes, I am  a father, husband, and consumer and I draw from my own funny outlook on life...well at least, I think it's funny.

You can see just how much my drawing style has changed in 12 months with drawing this cartoon series The Family Stew. The bottom cartoon was drawn in January 20014.
Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons
Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons (May)
Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons
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* Mental Health Humor

Suicide: Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts

Chato Stewart: "I MEANT Business Plan!"Mental Health Tech: T-shirt [psych ward] (door Psychiatrist Office)Caption: NOTE to self: Listen to the whole question before I answer (my therapist).When you tell your doctor you have a plan, make sure he knows it not a suicide plan! Suicide Holiday|Suicide Ideation|Suicidal thoughts |Suicide GenesIf you need to talk to someone now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and you’ll be connected with a trained counselor. They can also connect you to mental health services in your area.  The line is available 24/7 and is for people in crisis and those who support people in crisis.(Chato Says: One thing I believe most of us peers fear is going back into full-time treatment/hospital/relapse...So I understand when the peer below says "without risking the hospital."  He's talking about not saying the wrong thing to this doctor/therapist that would trigger a quick visit to the Psych Ward (as in the above cartoon).  By-the-way: BTW:  this  Mental Health Humor Cartoon was drawn in 2008, not long after I  got out of the hospital. It was art imitates life with my then Med Manager (who was always pressing me about my  thoughts of suicide/suicidal ideation.)
Psych Central Ask The Therapist
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Suicide: More Common During The Christmas Holiday Fact or Myth?

Medication Bottles: [Paxil: Hugging, partying, having fun]
Medication Bottle Latuda: I HATE the Holidays!
Caption: Doomsday Preppers Survival kit for the Holidays
Suicide Holiday|Suicide Ideation|Suicidal thoughts |Suicide Genes

Whether or not suicide is more common during the Christmas holiday is Fact or Myth...one thing WE
ALL MUST NOT LOSE FOCUS ON the FACTS
- In the U.S, the CDC reports suicide mortality every 12.9
minutes. If you need to talk to someone now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and you’ll be connected with a trained counselor. They can also connect you to
mental health services in your area. The line is available 24/7 and is for people in crisis and
those who support people in crisis.

What is One Sure Thing Celebrating The Holidays Will Do?
The holiday(s) stress(es) can be overwhelming, depressing and out right lonely...Buying gifts, dealing with long lines, and some not-so-joyful souls can really get you down.  Having to be with family or not having family to be with, for others, can be a trigger.
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* Mental Health Humor

Ulterior Motives: Beware of Friends Bearing Gifts

Tiger: [holding large nut as gift and salivating over ulterior motive]
Squirrel: {looking at the tiger's nut}
Skunk: [Thinking something stinks!]
Caption: Ulterior Motives: Beware of Friends Bearing Gifts
The original: Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.*
Meaning: Don't trust Your Enemies! Especially those leaving a wooden Horse at your gate!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014
Yes, the Holidays are here. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. Let me sum it by quoting from the show Rel BIZ With REBECCA JARVIS* at More ABC US news
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