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The Fears of Balloons

Yes, I have a Fear of Balloons, while I cope in my ways, there are times, such as last the other night, I went to bed and found four large Balloons hiding in my bed.

They were huge, ready to burst and pop at the touch. I gently pushed them into the hall, knowing of the danger I was in every second. Then I shut the door safely.

On of my kids set this trap, One of them wants something.   Maybe I said no, and they are making me an offer I can’t refuse. Via Balloons in my bed!

But that got me thinking, I am afraid of Balloons. But what do Balloons fear?  That is how I came with the concept of the Mental Health Humor cartoon.  Please feel free to share your fears.

Mental Health Humor Cartoonist Chato b Stewart blowing up ballons imageI am AFRAID of… balloons!!! Notice the eyes in this picture of me blowing up balloons for my pre-wedding party (Engagement Party).  My future wife did not even know my fear then and there was no way I was going to tell her!!




In the Etymology of Globophobia – Fear of Balloons I touch on the very being of my fear:

Why is Globophobia  (Fear of Balloons) a haunting fear of mine?  Well, I’ve traced my fear and phobia to balloon Patient zero I got from the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts , U.S.A.

I won the balloon in a game. It was in November and cold! When I got home, I put the balloon in a safe place on top of the radiator. I woke in in the middle of the night to play with my balloon and when I looked it was huge. The heat expanded it to the max… I went over and just touched it with my finger…. BOOOOOOOM! The stupid thing popped! Ever since then seeing one or having to hold a balloon… creeped me out!

The The Etymology of Globophobia – Fear of Balloons

Mental Health Humor and psychological disorder humor and cartoons by Chato Stewart
  Mental Health Humor cartoons by Chato Stewart

Balloon: Popping Always happens in threes

Caption: The Fears of Balloons

The Fears of Balloons

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. (2016). The Fears of Balloons. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2016/08/the-fears-of-balloons/


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