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HIV-AIDS: The Giraffe In the Room!

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The Giraffe In the Room!

I read the other day that “In Precisely 10 Years Wild Giraffes will be Extinct Due to HIV-AIDS.” This is the most categorically idiotic and numskull idea. It’s insensitive to HIV-AIDS victims… IF you take it out of context. If you love animals like me, you could also get mad that in 10 to 15 years Wild Giraffes Will Be Extinct. The subject had shock-value to get you to read the post…I’ll say that! But later the subject line and post was deleted.

The post was not off the mark, the fact is: wild giraffes may very well be gone in our life-time. In my Mental Health Humor cartoon above (in the end of this post series) you can see the reason why you may not be noticing them vanishing.

My passion is to help both people in pain (with humor) and my love of animals (my kids).  Gives me a unique view point on the subject of Giraffes and healing power they both have…Yes, just by seeing one, touching the fur, or hugging one (before it kicks you)…you can feel it. If they they do indeed kick you, of course, that’s more tangible.

To Be Continued…

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 Chato Stewart CRPS-A



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HIV-AIDS: The Giraffe In the Room!

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. (2015). HIV-AIDS: The Giraffe In the Room!. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 23, 2019, from


Last updated: 4 Feb 2015
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 4 Feb 2015
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