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John & Elaine Leadem Final #MentalHealthHeroes Cartoon-A-Thon #MentalHealthMonth

John and Elaine Leadem 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
John & Elaine Leadem are trailblazers in the field of couples counseling. Having entered the 12-step communities at a relatively young age they originally incorporated into their marriage a traditional 12-step philosophy that taught them to "stay out of each others program." In this model they continued to hide behind personal recovery in ways that...
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Kristin Selby Gonzalez Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Kristin Selby Gonzalez 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon

Drawing by Chato Stewart


Kristin Selby Gonzalez received a grim fate on Oct. 15, 2004. She was told her son, Jaxson had Autism and that he would never look, talk, have any friends and would be in a group home by the time he was 8 years old. She didn’t accept that as the truth and has been fighting...
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2013 Mental Health Heroes

Bobby Durham Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Bobby Durham 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. 10th of eleven children. I have two beautiful grown daughters and a grandson, age 5. I remarried in 1999 and have been since. I was diagnosed manic depressive in 1999 but knew prior to that that I READ MORE

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2013 Mental Health Heroes

Victoria Cannon Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Victoria Cannon 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart


" I'm a cheerleader, cheering others on for better mental health!"
I have had depression and anxiety since childhood, but I refused to get treatment because even at a young age I knew the shame of seeing a "shrink". In 1993 I was living a very stressful life and was seriously depressed when I had my...
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By Chato Stewart of Mental Health Humor

6 More Heroes

Then there were three! Yes, Summer Beretsky, contributing video blogger (vlogger) at PsychCentral's World of Psychology blog reviews six more mental health heroes from May's 2012 Mental Health Heroes Cartoon-A-Thon; totaling 24 of the Mental Health Month's heroes.

I want to THANK her for taking the time to do the videos! I can't wait to see her next segment. In this video below, she highlights: Charles Sakai, Keith Mahar, Gayle Bluebird, Steve Moeller, Maureen Fifer and Dr. Ryan Niemiec.

Take special note of the...
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