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I am nothing special – Cutting Off Meds

My name is Chato Stewart, and I am nothing special, no Emmy, no Oscar nor Pulitzer. I’ll never get a prestigious Nobel Prize nor will I ever get nominated for anything life changing enough that you might care to read about me.  I’m mundane, boring, and live a life out of the limelight; just like millions of others and that is fine by me.

At one point I’ve been on 17 different medications for both mental and physical health reasons. Over the years, I dramatically cut them down to 14 then to 8 meds. For the last few months, I’ve cut them down even more with some advice from my doctor.

Being on medication over 10 years, I can’t help but feel a small victory when I was about to cut one down or out altogether.  My diet played a big roll in the reduction.

That is the inspiration for today’s Mental Health Humor Cartoon.

I am nothing special – Cutting Off Meds


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). info@mentalhealthhumor.com


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Stewart, C. (2019). I am nothing special – Cutting Off Meds. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 21, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2019/02/i-am-nothing-special-cutting-off-meds/

 

Last updated: 2 Mar 2019
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