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Clowning Around: Today For The First Time Since I Can Remember-I Have HOPE (Part 2)

Caption: Send in the Clowns…parts and pieces.

I did some research about that this week…going back to a local provider’s newsletter in 2011, I found out why L.C. had the PB&J, it said:
“Charlotte Behavioral Health Care is starting an informal Peanut Butter & Jelly program and proud to announce that therapist L.C. will be spearheading this effort. L.C. screens many indigent consumers and many of these consumers can only make it to the Homeless Coalition once a day for their nightly meal. L.C. decided that if we could give them a jar of peanut butter and jelly, they would have lunches for quite a while. In a effort to start this program, we are asking employees to donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly or both to L.C. so she can keep a stash for these folks.” ~ ¹CBHC 2011 Nnwsletter | Litter of this- Little of that 
As a Father with 4 kids to feed, and coping with terrible bouts of chronic mental health issues/illness making it hard to pay bills and being behind at times, I was very close to indigent and surely “near” penniless and impoverished –  actually, considered to be among the hard working poor…sick, stressed out and struggling…however, this simple generosity gesture of PB&J from L.C. and the staff: helped heal/relieve some stress till the I could get paid again.
All local providers staff are very busy attending to the needs of our clients that we often forget to say Thank You to our co-workers.  Saying  thanks to each other needs to occur more often.” ~ ² L.C. |Share What Ever is Good
While I may not be staff, I am just a blogger, I still want to say THIS – I PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK ALL MY PROVIDERS <> L.C.  AND THE STAFF for all their work and for the PB&J!
Next maybe PROVIDER should do a consumer monthly hot dog roast or a monthly brunch…notice, I am avoiding breakfast…It’s for the benefit of the consumers…so we don’t have to get up early…those are just my ideas. I should stop clowning around here…Oh, did some one say clown?
Yes, L.C. she can;
Remember, old folks are worth a fortune, with silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys, lead in their feet, and gas in their stomachs“. –L.C.
There is wisdom in that recycle bin of Gold, Silver with precious stones, metals and natural gas. Well, gosh-darn, old folks are a Treasure Trove and lets not get started on any wisdom they might have… like to become a CLOWN?
My local provider has to be an official Clown! No, I’m are not clowning around…L.C. is an official clown and went to some type of hospice clown school or class. My provider does have its light -hearted jokers and jesters but, thanks to L.C. dedicating her time and compassion to the art form, my provider now has a STAFF member who is a REAL Clown on campus.  Well not on campus all time, here we know her on staff as L. C., but take that gal on the town and she is “Tootles the clown!” – ³ Tidewell Hospice
 
Chato Stewart
 Peer To Peer Ambassador
 
Reference
*L.C. name has been shortened for the privacy of the therapist.
¹CBHC 2011 Nnwsletter | Litter of this- Little of that | http://www.cbhcfl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/February-2011-Monthly-Highlights2.pdf
² L.C. |Share What Ever is Good |archive.constantcontact.com/fs130/1111349463692/archive/1117150090415.html
 ³ Tidewell Hospice |Volunteer L.C. Brings Fun, Smiles as Tidewell Clown | http://goo.gl/CJNt3r
Clowning Around: Today For The First Time Since I Can Remember-I Have HOPE (Part 2)


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. (2015). Clowning Around: Today For The First Time Since I Can Remember-I Have HOPE (Part 2). Psych Central. Retrieved on January 21, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2015/12/where-are-the-clowns/

 

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