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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Comedian Dave Russo’s Tips for the Stand-Up for Mental Health Comics

What a fast pace month May was, with the cartoon-a-thon for Mental Health Heroes and this month the 2013 DBSA conference where I've been asked to draw more And I've been invited to a very special event, too.  More about that later.  Right now, I'm getting ready for the DBSA Comedy night.  It will be my 3rd time doing the Stand-Up for Mental Health show and this year I'm testing out new materiel. ...
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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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Gina Jones Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Gina Jones 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
Gina Jones, has been working tirelessly for years to help individuals in all situations to get well and healthy. But not just that,, she offers her home and heart to all who need a moment of comfort. Surviving Breast Cancer in 2004, Working with NAMI for years, Providing a "Warm Line" for locals who need to talk. Gina has been...
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Chris Dean Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Chris Dean 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart My name is Chris Dean. I’m married to an awesome guy who swears he doesn’t mind putting up with me. We have four adult-kids who are surprisingly functional, considering they grew up with me as their Mom.

We all live in the Hoosier State surrounded by the petting zoo I have systematically managed to turn our home...
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Victoria Maxwell Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Victoria Maxwell 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart

Victoria Maxwell (BFA/BPP*) has become as known as North America’s very own Bipolar Princess and is a sought after speaker, performer and educator on the ‘lived’ experience of mental illness, recovery, return to work and dismantling stigma.
She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis and has for more than 12 years, been presenting keynote performances and workshops at...
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Psych Central’s Margarita Tartakovsky Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Margarita Tartakovsky 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart

Unfortunately, in our society, many people with mental illness struggle doubly. They not only have the challenges of a mental illness, but also the stigma that comes from others and even themselves. So many people beat themselves up about where they are, and where they “should” be. Many people feel isolated and alone. And they...
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Michael Kuhl Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Michael Kuhl 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart

About taking the first steps to going to a support group Michael Kuhl, DSBA Louisville President "The hardest showing up the first time."
Michael Kuhl is also on the board of directors and in office as secretary at the national level of READ MORE


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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Chris Curry Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Chris Curry 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart

Chris Curry is a therapist, public speaker, author and musician who focuses all aspects of his professional life around mental health and the reduction of stigma. Author of addiction memoir, 'Completely in Blue' (on amazon), mental health stigma blogger, mental health counselor, musician in the band Bohemian READ MORE

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