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OCD Awareness Week – Add to Your Lists

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) To Do list:
This is the first of 3 Mental Health Humor Cartoons ever drawn by me Chato Stewart.  One thing I admire about my peers with OCD: they always get things done! Not like us "bipolars" who start a million projects and never finish one of them.  Mind-you that is all stereotypical thinking... I'm sure a few people living with OCD have lists unchecked and a few people living with bipolar disorder have finished a thing or two.

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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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Fathers, Sons and Suicide

What an honor it is to be considered an: Everyday "mental health" hero by New York Times bestseller Mr. Pete Earley.  His career spans over 30-years in journalism, including six years at The Washington Post, and was the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist  Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.

I just got his book and I'm having a hard time putting it down... It drew me in on the very first page where he says...where Mr. Earley writes:
"I interviewed murderers and spies, judges and prosecutors, always seeking the truth and attempting to convey it so that readers can see the people and the events for themselves – can also understand not only what happened, also why.  But I was always on the outside looking in. I had no idea what it was like to be on the inside looking out. Until my son... was declared mentally ill."  excerpt from Book: Crazy
Fathers, Sons and Suicide - Cry For help Unanswered
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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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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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Shannon Jacuzzi Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Shannon Jacuzzi 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
My story, really is one among thousands. My sister's suicide is a loss among thousands, one I will always believe could have been prevented.

Lime-lighting mental health awareness, recovery and change is at the heart of this late acceptance.

Lime green is to symbolize springtime, hope and new life. It is now on awareness products, in promotions by MHA, NAMI, DBSA and NIMH. It's...
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