Archives for Anxiety

-2014 Mental Health Humor Psychological Disorders Cartoons

Are Our Children Safe? McDonald’s Hello Kitty Toy Recall: Two Kids Choke From Hazard

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.

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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Kelly Babcock 2013 Mental Health Hero #mentalhealthmonth

Kelly Babcock 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
I wasn't always that concerned with the welfare of people with mental health issues. I wasn't actually aware that people with mental health issues needed anyone to be concerned for their welfare.

Then I found out that I have a mental health issue. Okay, you got me, I have two mental health issues. I have ADHD...
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

The Agoraphobia Game

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Stepping Out of Agoraphobia


Remember the days when a pick up-game did not require an EMT on the side-line. ...
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2012 Mental health Humor Cartoons

NEW Link Between Anger and Anxiety

Mental Health Humor Cartoon by Chato Stewart
Chato Stewart: I Found the connection between Anger and Anxiety!!!  They BOTH start with “AN”! That Makes mefearfully mad!Text: {Anger and Anxiety}Caption: The Link Between Anger and Anxiety
Link Between Anger and Anxiety?
I could not help thinking about this...
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2012 Mental health Humor Cartoons

What the Friggatriskaidekaphobia?! Friday the 13th AGAIN!

Superstition or Phobia?
Friday the 13th AGAIN??!!  What the....Friggatriskaidekaphobia!  And there is still going to be one more “Friday the 13th” in July!

If you are the suspicious type and believe in superstition, you may be afraid. This year there are three Fridays that fall on the 13th of the month. The number three is very significant because it signifies a completeness. One example is an algebra. You add a small number three in the top right-hand corner to make a cube. A cube is perfect and equal on all six sides.

Either good fortune or calamity is identified depending on the sign and its interpretation of many superstitions. A few common superstitions here in the Western world could be walking underneath a ladder to bring calamity or bad luck, having a black cat cross your path, spilling salt or opening up an umbrella in a building.  All of it could spell doom for you.

My favorite is breaking a mirror. This one supposedly gets you bad luck for seven years. I wonder who keeps track of those 7 years?! I also wonder if you break more than one mirror, can you serve concurrent sentences? The fact is a superstition is based on ignorance and fear of the unknown. It is that type of ignorance or lack of knowledge that feeds into our fears. So, superstition is not a phobia. Instead, superstition causes us to have anxiety/phobias if we put belief in it.
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2011 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Get My Newsletter Franklin D. Roosevelt Quote: "Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself"

Pitcher: {{Pitch winding up to pitch a fast ball }}

Title:  Yes, we need to face our fears. Surely this doesn’t mean our fear of getting hit in the face with a fast ball!  Right?

Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself


It has been a while since I've had a full-blown anxiety attack.  Is this because I have been taking medication to offset the anxiety?  Nope!  Is itbecause I am using cognitive therapy to deal with the anxiety? Nope!  Then tell me, Chato, why is your anxiety GONE?!

I don't know! 
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2011 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Hoarding

Police Man: Yah... I see this every winter... Snow hoarding! Normally, it’s just a nuisance. But, this snow hoarder is blocking a public walk way
and fire hydrant... It’s time for an intervention, It's gut-a go!
Hoarding is a psychological condition where the Hoarder collects items, objects, and even animals to extreme, unfathomable levels.  At home, living spaces are overrun by whatever the hoarder is collecting.  Many times on top of that collection is trash, refuse and unhealthy living conditions.

I've watched the TV show about hoarding and it was a bit scary.  Some of it resembled my parents.  Fortunately, my parents got a handle on the issue and just started throwing things away.  That was a good time!

That is not why I did this cartoon, the reason I did this cartoon was...
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30 Million Dead In Less Than 30 Days

Tina: 30 million trees are now dead! How can I be JOLLY about that?
Title: Arbor Seasonal Depression Day
Here is a little something to keep our mental health balanced: Did you know that the United States uses between 35 and 40 million trees during the Christmas season?  If you are feeling guilty for spending too much this year, I thought I would give you something else to transfer your guilt to... The mass death of trees during December!
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2010 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Mental Health Service Dogs

Dog Owner:Yah... My old lady got me this service dog. SHE said he’ll FIT right into our Family!

Dog: Rowr Snarl

Title: Mental Health Service Dogs
The mental health benefits of companion animals isn’t a novel idea. In the fall issue of Esperanaza magazine, the focus is to give hope to cope with anxiety and depression . One of the articles is about
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