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Stress Tax

It will soon be one of the most stressful time of the year, time to do the taxes.  I have this unhealthy fear of the IRS. The thought of dealing with it send me into a panic.  Much of it caused by the stress my parents had to deal with growing up dealing with the IRS after they had to try to clean up issues caused by an accountant who took their money and never filed for years.

This Mental Health Humor Cartoon has a funny story. The idea came for the cartoon while sitting at a stop sign on my street. It was tax day and i was on my down to the post office envelope in hand. I was wondering how long the line might be, thinking it would be around the building.

I thought–how funny it would be to see “death” having to pay taxes. The thought made me laugh and health reduce my stress level thinking of Death waiting in line along with everyone else.

REMEMBER my GOAL since 20o8 of the Mental Health Humor cartoons has been about sharing the cartoons and hopefully giving a little joy, giggle, smile, humor to my peers…


One Share Makes Many Smiles!” ~ Chato Stewart  


Stress Tax

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. (2019). Stress Tax. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 2, 2020, from


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