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- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Where Are They Now: Mental Health Hero: Crystal D. Choate

In this, "Where Are They Now?" We get a chance to catch up with 2012 hero of the Mental Health Heroes

Crystal D. Choate, Independent Mental Health Peer Advocate.

I love this quote by Crystal, she says,
I make myself laugh even when I don’t feel like it. It’s like an adrenaline rush. I focus on humour to lighten my life.” ~  Crystal D. Choate (2012)
Even though some years have passed since we...


- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Creative Poetry By Chato Stewart – Trigger WARNING

Trigger WARNING: Suicidal Intent and Imagery  – Trigger WARNING: Referencing topic on Self-Injury (Self-Harm) or Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI).  


Early in 2004, I was having an issue with depression and it just got out of control. When my medications prescribed to treat my depression sent me into a hallucinogenic tailspin, ultimately landing me in the crisis stabilization unit.

Branded the date of the event permanently on forearm — my  "version of a suicide note" a reporter would call it later...


- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Creative Poetry By Chato Stewart – Trigger WARNING

Trigger WARNING: Suicidal Intent and Imagery  - Trigger WARNING: Referencing topic on Self-Injury (Self-Harm) or Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI).  


The imagery of the following poems "could be" considered raw and somewhat dark. The poem titled "Distortion Of The Mind" was published in Natural Magazine and found its way into...


- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Parent Gratitude Musing

What is your parenting style?  Does the Mental Health Humor Cartoon above about *Parent Effectiveness Training sound familiar? You get caught playing with a lighter or matches as a kid, then you get a "lecture WHY  you don't play with fire."
Note UPDATE October 13, 2018: While Parent Effectiveness Training is mentioned in the Mental Health Humor cartoon, the cartoon is not about Dr. Thomas Gordon’s, Parent Effectiveness Training ().  No, rather it is just a play on words showing the ineffectiveness of some parents (my...