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Depressed? Go To The Ant

“Go to the ant,” it’s a proverb that I would often think about when things needed finishing. Living with Bipolar Depression, I still get bouts of being overwhelmed and no motivation.

To overcome this I try to rely on my coping option. Normally for me, it involves something creative, or something with food, or something that I don’t have to think about… Fishing or being near the water is a very powerful tool for me.

In today’s Mental Health Humor Cartoon, we see an Ant carry a cat.  Ants cannot really do that, though, some ants can carry up to 50x their weight.  This one ANT carrying the cat might be showing off with his superciliousness.

The takeaway is: even when I’m down, I can find a few tools to help me cope.  Some work, some don’t.  Like the Ant just keeps working all the time, so I will just keep working at it.

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Depressed? Go To The Ant

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. (2018). Depressed? Go To The Ant. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from


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