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World Mental Health Day: Mental Health and Older Adults

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

t2013 Mental Health Humor Depression is common in old age balloons Chato Stewart cartoon

Depression is common in old age balloons


World Mental Health Day: Depression
I blog for World Mental Health DayEvery year on the 10th of October,* The World Health Organization joins in celebrating World Mental Health Day.  Here at Psych Central we are (as a network) participating our 3rd Annual World Mental Health Day .  This year World Mental Health Day: Mental Health and Older Adults.

In my Mental Health Humor Cartoon, I tackle psychological disorders of depression and fear of balloons in older adults.  First here are the facts:

“Depression is common in old age. According to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) 2010 data, the Disability

Mental Health Day: More Lessons Learned from a Bipolar Dad

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

mental health day Mental Illness is the  Ball and chain you cant divorce The World Health Organization (WHO) has made October 10th World Mental Health Day to put mental health care and awareness in the lime-LIGHT. Why should you care about today?? Well there is a good, a very good chance, that you or someone you love has experienced a diagnosable “mental illness”.  The lack of quality care for people living with mental disorders is the focus. How to change it and bring not only awareness to theses issues surrounding mental health.

I blog for World Mental Health DayThe goal of this blog party here on Psych Central is to bring together mental health advocates and bloggers from around the world to talk about MENTAL HEALTH.

Last year, I posted for Mental Health Day: Lessons Learned from a Bipolar Dad and I wanted to expand on being a Bipolar Dad and what I’ve learned over this past year.

 mental health day Mental Illness is the  Ball and chain you cant divorce

I started out by calling my Mother to check up on Mum. We are moving and we have not talked in the last few weeks. My Father was born in 1934 (I just found this out via http://www.ancestry.com). He was the “original” Bipolar Dad living with Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) undiagnosed till about a year before he died in 1996.

Over the last year, I have made many positive changes and I have lost many battles. I’ve gone through a 3 month period of Depression and had 5 months …


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