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How Many Pills Do You Take Daily? [New Cartoon]

Are you like me?  I HATE TO WAIT! Even when I’m in a line and I don’t have anything to do after I finish my errand… I still hate to wait!

Yes, we could explore the psychological affect behind the need to have my needs attended to before yours.  I’m sure it’s part of a complex flaw I have that has effected every aspect of my life.  I was thinking about this a few weeks back, while I was in the “waiting” room at the Hospital Emergency Room.  As I was waiting, a person came in with very serious injuries and they whisked him off to the back for help….

That got me thinking about the waiting area at the behavioral health provider I go to.  Even when I set a appointment, I still have to wait between 25 to 45 minutes.  A few times, it was over an hour.  What if they saw you based on the seriousness of your condition? I figured out the logistics of it and the best way to make this fair would be seeing people based on the amount of medications you have to take a day!  Is it reasonable to conclude that if you take 5 pills a day, you’re not doing too bad and could wait a little while longer then say someone like me, that takes 15 pills a day?  And I would be happy to yield my appointment to someone that takes 30 pills a day.  It would be an interesting waiting system to say the least.

Mental Healths Doctors Office waiting soulation to take a number.

How Many Pills Do You Take Daily? [New Cartoon]

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).

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Stewart, C. (2010). How Many Pills Do You Take Daily? [New Cartoon]. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from


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