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Stopping Medication – A Near-Death Experience

Having A Near-Death Experience Have you ever stopped taking your medication against your doctor’s advice? (or stopped without consulting your doctor?)  I have and it almost cost me my life.

Why do people stop taking their meds??? Is it due to Medication Side-Effects?  Are Psych Meds A Necessary Evil?  Do people stop because of Sexual Dysfunction, or is it due to weight-gain or too much WEIGHT LOSS?

Do the Horrors Of Medications make you want to stop?  Or do you see the real value of staying compliant and fighting through the side-effect to give the meds a chance to work? That got me wondering. So I created a poll.  Let me know what you think.

Stopping Medication and Having A Near-Death Experience cartoon by Chato Stewart

Death: So, I hear You’re planing on Stopping your meds…

Caption: Stopping Medication and Having A Near-Death Experience


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Stopping Medication – A Near-Death Experience

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. (2012). Stopping Medication – A Near-Death Experience. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2020, from


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