Hey, Thanks for reading the post; Chato Stewart is the author cartoonist of his original cartoon seriesMental Health Humor and writer of the Humor Blog on Psych Central (https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor). Chato’s blog style is what he likes to call “Bipolar!” he laughs then says, “No stereotype blog description there!” Seriously, Chato (Cha-Toe) likes to “Hit ya with the funny (the Mental Health Humor cartoon) then, MAKE YOU THINK” with a written blog post. This is more serious, educational, thought-provoking below the cartoon… He understands his readers are not coming to his blog for hard-hitting mental health NEWS or mental health expert advice via a cartoon. That’s why when Chato Stewart draws a Mental Health Humor cartoon about serious topics that need to be talked about, he will always include one or more links to fellow Psych Central Bloggers who can DRILL DOWN and DEEP on the subject. You may find many of Chato’s cartoons can be a good lead way to open the door on hard to talk about mental health topics…One or two might even be funny!
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Chato Stewart is a husband, father and mental health advocate. He is an artist and the cartoonist behind the Mental Health Humor cartoons. He creates positive, provoking, and sometimes even funny cartoons! The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with Bipolar Disorder. Mr. Stewart strongly believes that there is power behind humor. His motto is humor gives help, hope and healing. His goal and mission is to tap into humor and use it as a positive tool to cope with the serious and debilitating effects of mental illness.
Chato B. Stewart was a Florida board Certified Recovery Peer Specialist – A (CRPS-A). Chato is also the 1st place winner of the DBSA 2009 Facing Us Video Contest. In his powerful public service announcement, he tells his personal story of living with a mental illness through a montage of his cartoons. Adding to his little list of accomplishments is being part of the 2010 DBSA Stand-Up for Mental Health comedy night and being invited back for the 2011 Conference to be a Stand-Up comic in the show. In Dec 2011 I was named 4th in the Top 10 Online Influencers – Depression by ShareCare Now. This past Year WEGO Health named me the winner of 2012 Hilarious Health Activist. I was also in the cast for the 2013 DBSA Stand-Up for Mental Health comedy night.
Make sure you check out his annual May Mental Health Awareness Month Cartoon-A-Thon where he draws 31 Mental health heroes each year. www.mentalhealthcartoons.com