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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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.
Good book to read:
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies
By Candida Fink, Joe Kraynak
In my Mental Health Humor Cartoon, I tackle psychological disorders of depression and fear of balloons in older adults. First here are the facts:
David Speicher 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
I worked as a Human Resources Director for over 20 years. I partnered with executives to change culture and minds moving from a harsh bureaucratic system to one with a culture of free will to approach your profession, your job and employee involvement. I also over saw our benefits programs which often had at least minimum coverage for mental health. I also managed our Employee Assistance Programs (ESP)
As a consumer and not being diagnosed until I was 42, I took the … READ MORE
Block: >>>MAD/SAD<<<<Caption: Master Mind of the Mental Block
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