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Charles Sakai Mental Health Hero

Charles Sakai  2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart

My mental health journey began in the mists of history, back in the day when Freudian psychoanalysis was the leading form of therapy, mental hospitals were used as a threat to keep children in line, and effective psychotropic medications were few and far between.

When one of my sisters committed suicide in 1971, it became a wake-up call for me.

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Charles Sakai Mental Health Hero

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). Charles Sakai Mental Health Hero. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 5, 2020, from


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