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Joel Sax Mental Health Hero

Joel Sax 2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart

Joel Sax 2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon

One morning in 1994, I woke up at the crack of dawn and told my wife “I am sick.” For years I avoided taking medications for my depression and anxiety. But there was this drug called Prozac and I was willing to give it a try. It cured me instantly.

11 years later, I texted my wife with my last will and testament, then agreed to check into a hospital where I promptly berated the staff for not delivering my diabetes meds on schedule. My doctor asked “Has anyone told you that you might be bipolar?”

Today I run Bipolar_Blogs on Twitter & Pax Nortona at http://paxnortona.notfrisco2.com/.

My wife and I have decided that I will not accept Social Security as long as there are others who need it more.

Bonus Drawing from my 8yr old Precious for Joel:

Joel Sax 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). Joel Sax Mental Health Hero. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2011/05/joel-sax-mental-health-hero/

 

Last updated: 1 Jun 2011
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Jun 2011
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