- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Living with Bipolar Or Depression? Why Celebrate Your Mental Health?

Mental Health Humor Celebrate your bipolar depression cartoons by Chato Stewart
Our Mental Health Organizations & Networks Celebrate. Why Don't We?
In 2015, the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance is celebrating 30 years of supporting peers living with mood disorders and mental health issues in person. Online, Psych Central celebrates 20 years of its award-winning mental health network. Mental Health America (MHA) annually makes May each year...
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Do Medications Make You Gain Weight?

Medication Pill: Yum-yum! Eat-eat! More-more!
Caption: Are Your Meds Making You Gain Weight?

Depression Medications

citalopram (Celexa)
fluoxetine (Prozac)
fluvoxamine (Luvox)
mirtazapine (Remeron)
paroxetine (Paxil)
sertraline (Zoloft)

Mood Stabilizers

Clozapine (Clozaril)
Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)
Risperidone (Risperdal)

List from WebMD. But it is a short list.  I just found it funny the first two categories, on their list, were depression drugs and mood stabilizers.

The fact is many drugs will have weight gain as a side effect. But we also must note that if we are dealing with depression or other...
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Is Your Relationship Complex?

Number One: She Is Mine!
Number Two: No! She Is mine!
Caption: Is Your relationship complex?
Mental Health Humor relationship complex B12 by Chato Stewart

The fact is every Relationship is Complex!  Well, maybe not that of man's best dog!  Feed him, walk him, pet him and he is good.  Dogs love you , most dogs, if they're your pet.  Cats take work.  People...
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Can You Spot a Fake Apology

Mental Health Humor and psychological disorder humor and cartoons by Chato Stewart

I Think "FRIENDSHIP" should be classified as a mental illness in the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.  I'm telling you it needs its own category.  Just think of all the psychological disorders that you could attribute as co-occurring. Or maybe, it could be the seventh of the...
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Are You an Engineer of Emotional Walls or Bridges?

Mental Health Humor Build Mental walls or bridges by Chato Stewart
Emotional Wall:

You Make Me Sick!
Do No Enter
Leave Me Alone
I want to Die!
You're Ugly
I don't want you here
Get away from me!
I'm Fine!
Why are you Still here?
I hate me
No One Loves me

Caption: “I'm an Engineer of emotional walls”

If you are not into building or being an...
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Is Your Moral Compass Broken?

Mental Health Humor and psychological disorder humor and cartoons by Chato Stewart

We all have a moral compass. We use, choose to use or ignore it with every ethical, moral, spiritual, behavioural, etc. decision we face each day.  Depending on how your moral compass is configured and gauged-- is how you ultimately handle and live with each choice large and small.

It could...
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

BRAINSTORMING: June Is Brain Awareness Month: NEW TECH Brain Thermometer

Caption: Dana the "brain thermometer" no lube required 

The passing of May 31st brings to a close another awesome year of Mental Health Awareness (Month).  Now don't sit too long advocates, as we all know, awareness happens all year long. Case and - IT is "Brain Awareness" Month!

I was overjoyed reading The Huffington Post's FEED and seen Susan Blumenthal, .(Public Health Editor) article...
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- 2013 Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Brain Waving: 10 Brain Images 

Dr. Barbara Bachmeier posted about Brain Waves on her blog. It awaken me to a number of Mental Health Humor cartoons I've drawn for my own art Therapy to 'regulate emotion and reduce anxiety'.

The above-Mental Health Humor cartoon series "Brainstorming"  was my own cartoonist conscious awareness of...
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Is Your Depression And Bipolar Medication Harming You?

Depression medication Bottle: Get him, get him Good!
Caption: Do your depression meds harm you?

In this Over-Medicated Mental Health Humor cartoon, we look at some pro's and con's of taking meds in this over-medicated and over-diagnosed world we find ourselves in.  This is no joke. There are many long lasting side-effects. The worst on both sides of the issue is DEATH.

There are many valid reasons for not taking medication. There are many valid personal reasons that could be as simple as "I...
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