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I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day: Taming the Wild BiPolar Beast

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Chato Stewart: (Using wooden chair and feather duster to tame the beast)Bipolar Beast: FEED ME CHATO!Caption: Taming the wild Bipolar beast.

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My Top 10 Favorite Mental Health Humor Cartoons On:
Bipolar Disorder
Mental Health Humor is taking part in the 4th annual Psych Central Blog Party for World Mental Health Day.  My cartoon from The Family Stew series shows how some of my day-to-day battles with living my Bipolar Disorder and how it feels to me – an ugly blob like Beastly thing that sucks the joy out of life!  The gas it gives off is mixed with emotional turmoil. All the while, I’m trying to tame a beast with a feather duster!  And avoid it biting off my head…Yup. I think that sums up my  emotional health as to treating my Bipolar Disorder.  I did leave out that I use medications for treatment. But that is another story.

First, I wanted to share my mental condition in dealing with bipolar as I see it as a cartoonist. My 2nd challenge being color blind was to make sure my Bipolar Beast did not look like a huge snot.

Chato :)
I blog for World Mental Health Day

Good book to read:
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies
By Candida Fink, Joe Kraynak


The Positive Six Campaign DBSA +6

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the Positive Six Campaign (DBSA +6)

I’m happy to report that I have a cartoon in the the JULY Positive Six Campaign, this month’s goal is:
The Challenge:Don’t Sweat It’

“Feeling the heat inside and out this summer? Enhance your cool and calm—try breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, or practicing mindfulness to relieve stress. Chill out by setting aside 30 minutes each day to do nothing but unwind.”

Read more about this cool and fun event and see my cartoon

Does Everybody Have a Price?

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Buzz the Bee: Look Guys I found The Money Load!!!   Narration: Buzz The Bee left the hive so he could tell people everywhere about honey’s awesomeness… It wasn’t long before his message was tainted by money hungry BIG  Cereal… 

 Bush: (shape of a dollar with Honey Nut Cereal box.  

Caption: Every-BEE has is Price  

The Family STEW Cartoon series of Mental Health Humor  

Number One Dad – the Father Rules

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The following poem about fathers was attributed to Eppie Lederer, better known as “Ann Landers,” one of America’s most reliable and trusted sources of advice for decades as a newspaper columnist. Can you imagine what she could do with social media today??!

Back in the 80′s, I used to have a print out that was similar to this poem that I had taped to my wall for years.  The gist was when I was younger Dad meant everything, as I  got older, I thought less of my father’s wisdom and more of my own. Of course, at 17 I thought I knew everything and I was becoming my own man. As I grew older and became a Dad, I realized how wise my own Dad really was, and wished he was around to talked with.

Any way thought I would share the poem, since I am a #1 Dad…I’m sure it’s part of the responsibility written in the number one Father rule book somewhere.

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