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Top 5 Things To Do If You THINK You’re Depressed (Cartoons)

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Number 1: Depression is seriously depressing! But before we begin to fix anything, we must first make sure you’re depressed.  You should watch for the “Signs Of Depression“.

Title:   Signs Of Depression

Great, you’ve seen the signs.  Let’s move on…Now what?

Number 2: You may want to seek professional help and talk to a therapist. There are “Depression Tests” that can help your doctor determine what type of action should be taken…

Depression Test Cartoons by Chato B. Stewart

Number 3: Good Mental Health — It’s More Then Just A Pill! We need to remember our physical health!  I know this is hard but we need to get up and exercise!  Walk, bike or swim.  Just do something! It will help not only our body; it will help our mind, too.

Good Mental Health It’s More Then Just A Pill

Number 4: I suffer from SLOTH!  I just don’t have the will power to care on some days.  I know, I have to do something! Right now, it’s just total apathy.  Although I’ve lost 35lbs, I still have a long way to go… That’s way I can relate to this cartoon.

Just Give Me The Drugs! Reduce Depression

Number 5: OK, so you want to go the medication route.  Just make sure,you keep your doctor updated on your progress.  It’s good to keep “good” records of our moods and any side-effects. This information can help your doctor in making changes in your “Medication Management.”

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Top 5 Things To Do If You THINK You’re Depressed (Cartoons)

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2011). Top 5 Things To Do If You THINK You’re Depressed (Cartoons). Psych Central. Retrieved on August 13, 2020, from


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