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Challenge: Take Time for You

Life is made up of challenges that cannot be solved but only accepted.  – Roger Ebert *

  1.          Challenge: Take Time for Our self

Our lives are full of challenges, and if we are living with a “mental health challenges” diagnosis; Our challenges can be extremely complicated. There are many challenges if you’re a caregiver for someone that’s diagnosed or living undiagnosed or uncontrolled mental illness.

The challenges are numerous; the list could go for miles. I will not presume to understand fully.  Would you not agree that many of the challenges are acclimating, building on or on top of other problems? As they build up, as layers and piles of stress and anxiety mount these challenges will devastate lives.

One of the most overwhelming and stressful conditions that come with living with a diagnosis to caregiving is…time! Or better put the lack of time!
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* Fun Fact: about the Roger Ebert quote, “Life is made up of challenges that cannot be solved but only accepted.”   Yes, Roger Ebert did write it, but he was not trying to inspire or advocate for others with any types of challenges. No, rather it’s a quote from the Sleep Furiously 2011 movie review.


Challenge: Take Time for You

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. (2017). Challenge: Take Time for You. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2018, from


Last updated: 30 Jun 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Jun 2017
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