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Do Extra Strength Medications XL Really Work?

Medication Manager Life Coach: GO-GO-GO LIFT! LIFT! 1-2-3, LIFT!!!!
Medication Manager Life Coach: You CALL that EXTRA Strength!
Caption: Look How Far the Ordinary Medication goes to get the XL Label

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In this Mental Health Humor series of cartoons, we tackle the the huge "is Bigger Better?"

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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Are You Affected By Public Service Announcements:

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Remember - "This Is Your Brain on Drugs or the Rachael Leigh Brain on Heroin?"


You may not remember the PSA for the: "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign.  I remember these Public Service Announcements from 1980's.  I think due to the simplicity and...
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The Real Price of Psychiatric Medications

Psychiatric Med: Oh Billy, Not you too! It’s an epidemic of prescription proportion!

Medication Bottle: [warning don't drink alcohol] Take .05 mg Twice a day CUT PILL IN HALF.   Refill: Forever

Psych Med half: [writing in the dirt] DON'T R... E.... F..... I ... L ... L .......  (don't refill)

Caption: The real price of Psychiatric Medications

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Are Generic-Drugs Failing Us?

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If you did not know where your generic meds came from or if you were like me and thought they were made here (in the USA) - You NEED to read this article by Anna Edney and Drew Armstrong: Generic-Drug Failures Spur Concern as FDA Steps...
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Slave To The Pill or Pill That Saves

In my last mental Health Humor cartoon, we talked about a serious subject of “Mass Killings Let's Talk About The Elephant In The Room”.

One thing I left out was how deeply sorry and grief-stricken I am over these senseless deaths! It's easy to forget that when you blog about data, you are, in fact, talking about victims of heinous crimes and deaths from mass killings. My goal was to present the data and the cartoon in a way that would make readers think in a way to improve the understanding that not all mentally Ill people are to be feared!...by talking about that elephant in the room: “Mental illness.”
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3 Dangers Of Labeling

Labels hurt. We are surrounded by them and we even use them ourselves sometimes without thinking about it. They can be self-defeating thoughts.

For example, when I stepped on the scale the other day and saw that I gained weight after a 45-day bout with a depressive episode...My first thought was I was a "fat, disgusting pig" and that "I was worthless for even thinking I could lose any wight."
Dangers Of Labeling: You're STEW-PID
I'm not worthless! At least not all the time, anyway. Throughout my childhood my father called me many different names...the one that hurt the most was being called stupid when he compared me to other children. "What's wrong with you, are you stupid or something?" or, "You have to be the dumbest S.O.B."  My favorite was when he would call me names in front of my friends - good times, good family memories!

The end result was I believed him. All I ever wanted was his approval, his commendation, his love... all I ever got was his abuse, his belt and his rage.
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2012 Mental health Humor Cartoons

Over-Medicated: Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals – Why YOU Should Be Worried


Medication Bottles: [Painting Tic-Tacs half blue to look like pills and medication capsules.]

Caption: Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals!
Should you be worried that your Pharmaceuticals are counterfeit? Are your SSRI's..."SSR-NOTS"?!  The FDA has seen an increase of medication fakes hitting our shores lately.  While most are not psychotropics or common meds for Bipolar, Depression or Anxiety, it does make one wonder and worry (a cause for real concern.)

A worthy topic for discussion: Do you know, for sure, the pills you swallow are not sugar pills? Or worse...a watered-down, weaker version of much-needed medication?!
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