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Ask Dr. Bob Bob – Vacation Of The Mind

Hope you had a good weekend! I initially posted this first cartoon on August 11, 2008. I think this “Bob Bob” is appropriate. It’s a good fit for today — the day after the long weekend! Hope you enjoy the others as well.

“Vacation Of The Mind”… what I’m thinking about during these long days of Summer is for us to be able to say, “you know what… I’m going to take a day off from my own insanity!”  A day where we don’t have to be reminded that we are sick or plagued by mental illnesses.  Yes, truly a day for us.

Some of us might not be able to go to the beach. That is why it is important to develop visualization techniques. What is this? Visualization is the art of creating a mental picture.  It can be from a real photo; you just look at it and picture it in your “minds eye.”  But it’s also much more.  It’s a technique used to build self-awareness and positive thinking!  You envision yourself doing something, say winning a race or getting the job… But, here is the trick, you visualize it in the first person as if you’re looking out your own eyes, and not watching as a by-stander.  It takes some practice but it is a great tool to help focus and give ourselves a “Vacation Of The Mind”…

BONUS Ask Dr. Bob Bob Cartoons:

There is only one Hero I would be, with speed of lightning,and roar of thunder, fighting all who rob or plunder… Underdog

Would you like to get a silly answer to your Mental health Question? Leave a comment below and let Dr. Bob Bob give it to you wrong! (NEW Dr. Bob Bob ‘toons are coming soon!)

Ask Dr. Bob Bob – Vacation Of The Mind

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). Ask Dr. Bob Bob – Vacation Of The Mind. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from


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