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Are You in Distress?

Some of us are stressed out?  Some of us are beyond stressed out. We are in distress!

Let’s clarify and make a somewhat significant distinction between stress and distress. Hey, we have to know what we are dealing with! We need to know how to better deal and effectively and healthfully cope with any distress we may be facing.

“a state of danger or desperate need”  (definition by Merriam-Webster)

How would You describe Your ‘distress’ ?? Need some help?

great mental or physical suffering, such as extreme anxietysadness, or pain, or the state of being in danger or urgent need”  (Cambridge English Dictionary)


affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, rack, strait(s), torment,torture, travail, tribulation, woe


Are You in Distress?

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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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2019). Are You in Distress?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 23, 2019, from


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