Part 5 of The Voice Of Hope Newsletter Interview with Dianne Stringer the Peer Support Coordinator, Recovery Educator at Patient/Client & Family Council in Penetanguishene, Ontario Canada.
- (Part 1 The Voice of HOPE: Humor in the Darkness of Mental Illness)
- (Part 2 The Voice Of Hope: Humor to Escape Mental Illness)
- (Part 3 The Voice of Hope: Positive Mental Health Humor)
- (Part 4 The Voice of Hope: When Did you start Drawing Mental Health Humor Cartoons)
- (Part 5 The Voice of Hope: Words Of the Wisdomless)
Chato B. Stewart is one of those gems you find when Googling for information for this newsletter. He opened himself up to me recently. Turns out, this guy has some real insight and we could all learn something from his path and his laughter. – Dianne Stringer
Chato: People need to know it’s ok to talk about mental illness! Humor doesn’t just break the ice to help people feel comfortable talking about mental health, it builds bridges to connect people living with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder with those who don’t understand the illness by opening up channels of communication.
One of my favorite pearls of wisdom: “Live Life Like a Cartoon and Always Bring Your Eraser.”