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Remembering the 2012 Mental Health HERO and Proclaiming the Start of #mentalhealthmonth

2012 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon

Drawings done by Chato Stewart

I can’t believe the Cartoon-A-Thon of Mental Health Heroes starts in a few hours. Our 2012 heroes last year included my wife and one of my sisters, along with some really amazing peers and professionals in the mental health community. We also had heroes from around the world from Australia to Greenland and everywhere in-between.

2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project bonus 2

My three girls have taken it upon themselves to draw the mental health heroes also. They drew each hero and their drawings were posted with my caricature. Many of them were mailed to the heroes along with my caricature. Fun humbling fact: more people commented and used my kids’ drawings of them as profile pictures than any of the caricatures I drew.

Below you can see the 2012 class or Mental Health Heroes. This year they got to share with me in finding this year’s heroes.  I also opened this year up to allow peers to nominate Heroes. This cartoon-a-thon is always going to be a work in progress and allowing the past heroes to nominate heroes will become a very important part of the event.

My kids are already working on the first Mental Health Hero and I will start drawing soon.  I want to welcome everyone to the 5th annual Mental Health Heroes Cartoon-a-Thon for Mental Health Month! This event is done in conjunction with Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month.

Mental Health Month 2013 “Pathways to Wellness”

Path to wellnessWHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and
WHEREAS, promotion and prevention are effective ways to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and
WHEREAS, there is a strong body of research that support user-friendly tools that all Americans can access to better
handle challenges, and protect their health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, productive lives; and WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, faith-based organization, health care provider, and citizen has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts.

THEREFORE, I Chato B. Stewart, do hereby proclaim May 2013 as Mental Health Month on Mental Health Humor blogs.
As the Blogger and cartoonist, I also call upon my peers and professionals and other fellow blogger citizens to recommit our online communities to increase awareness and understanding of mental health, the steps our citizen readers can take to protect their mental health and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental health conditions!

I hereby proclaim the start of Mental Health Month’s Cartoon-a-thon of Mental Health Heroes….Cartoonist may now start drawing!

Please help by sharing the heroes with your social networks.  Tweet, Share, Pin, or even print.  Thank you for your support!!

 

 

Keith Mahar - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project  455 Gayle Bluebird - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 455 Steve Moeller- 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project small Dr Ryan Niemiec - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Julie Hanks - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Alfred Jefferson - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Natasha Tracy - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Julie Fast- 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Amanda Lucks- 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Tod Juke - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 John Grohol - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Amy Ebbeson - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Chatos Sister Day - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project  150 Barry Erdman - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project  150 chato stewarts wife- 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Mary Ellen Copeland - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Don MacMannis and Debra Manchester MacMannis - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Electroboy  Andy Behrman - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Muffy Walker- 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Karen Gross - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150 Lisa Chalkley - 2012 Mental Health Hero by Chato Stewart and Mental Health Humor Project 150

That’s it! Thank you for being Part of this year’s Cartoon-A-thon!

See you next year.

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Remembering the 2012 Mental Health HERO and Proclaiming the Start of #mentalhealthmonth

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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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2016). Remembering the 2012 Mental Health HERO and Proclaiming the Start of #mentalhealthmonth. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 18, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2013/04/remembering-the-2012-mental-health-hero-and-proclaiming-the-start-of-mentalhealthmonth/

 

Last updated: 18 Aug 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Aug 2016
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