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Denial, Distortion, and Delusion. The 3D’s

Denial, Distortion, and Delusion. The 3 -D’s

Chato Stewart, he knows how deferring, ducking and dancing around, NOT dealing with or confronting “triggers” or “emotional issues” do to some degree seem to suppress the hard reality of dealing with whatever it is he is dancing around. Subsequently, it is like playing “Emotional Janga!

Inconceivable? Emotionally Janga? Not from what Mr. Stewart refers to the “Big 3D!” It’s a bit ironic that Denial, Distortion, and Delusion make up the Big 3 D’s!  Says Chato Stewart, Many people in crisis of are not going to say “hay ya, I’m running around:

(Pick one A)                 AND or With                (Pick One B)     may seem like I need help.

Cars                             With                Hammer          may seem like I need help.

“swinging a hammer at cars and threatening people,… ‘The young man was having some kind of psychotic episode and damaging multiple cars and chasing residents into their homes,” said Sgt. David Jennings with the San Diego Police Department.”’

Nude                            With                OPEN ARMS                may seem like I need help.,+naked+Georgia+man/11063297.html

“During an encounter on March 9 in an apartment complex parking lot. Police have said he was “acting deranged” and ran toward Olsen in a threatening manner.

But Hill, who was naked, was experiencing a “non-violent mental episode” from a disorder developed while serving in the U.S. military”

These are just a few

The Three D’s and Big D’s are part of that rusty and trusty Defense Mechanism we all may tap into while we are in any type of stressful moments to outright total melt down moments (fight or light). You don’t need to have a diagnosis to mental illness for this to be applied in your life, in fact, many people can suffer emotional discontents for many situations in life and not meet the clinical criteria for a “MENTAL ILLNESS”.    WHILE IT MUST BE SAID CHATO STEWART IS NOT A DOCTOR, he has only ever had one important degree, one from the school-of-hard knots! Still it should be said that Mr. Stewart is NOT Doctor, nor SHOULD ANYTHING in his BLOG BE CONSIDER AS “MEDICAL ADVICE”.  It just his opinion! For Example article is written with many years of mildly helpful experience! Yes I, and Chato Stewart has firm grip on the most elementary of the basic knowledge with a limited of know-how.   The point could be made that Chato Stewart is somewhat delusional at times.

I believe this to be his defensive Mechanism not his years of experience.  But that just this man’s opinion.

Depression Test Cartoons by Chato B. Stewart

 To Be Continued

Part 1: Psychological Defense Mechanisms : The 3 -D’s

Part 2: Denial, Distortion, and Delusion. The 3 -D’s

part 3: Defense Mechanism is Denial, Distortion, Delusion


Denial, Distortion, and Delusion. The 3D’s

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. (2015). Denial, Distortion, and Delusion. The 3D’s. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 23, 2019, from


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