Archives for Mental Illness Awareness

* Mental Health Humor

Mindfulness: Clear your Mind


 Caption: Mindfulness Clear your Mind
I wish I was that good at mindfulness, to be able to just wipe away everything like clicking a delete button, then focus on nothing.  I can do it, but it's normally due to medications and I black out and sleep. Nothing mind full in sleep like that, more like mind-void.  It's not relaxing or comforting it just...
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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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- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Christina Huff of Ask A Bipolar Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

Christina "Christi" Huff 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
Christi, aka The Bipolar Hot Mess, has been blogging in the mental health field since April 2011. She got her start while searching for support with her bipolar disorder because she was feeling quite alone and misunderstood with her illness and what she was going through. This opportunity came by becoming a blogger for the website Ask A Bipolar. Shortly after she...
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- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

David Speicher Mental Health Hero #MentalHealthMonth

David Speicher 2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart

I worked as a Human Resources Director for over 20 years. I partnered with executives to change culture and minds moving from a harsh bureaucratic system to one with a culture of free will to approach your profession, your job and employee involvement. I also over saw our benefits programs which often had at least minimum coverage for mental health. I also managed...
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2012 Mental health Humor Cartoons

Mental Health Heroes will all GO Lime!


Cartoon-A-Thon: Humble Beginnings

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you probably know about my annual Cartoon-A-thon for Mental Health Awareness month.  Here in short is the history of the Cartoon-A-thon:

In 2008 when I started blogging, I decided to do something special for the month of mental illness awareness in May. (Will you?)  I decided I would draw...
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Karen A Gross: Mental Health Hero

Originally Post ©2011

Mental Health Awareness month keeps going with Karen A Gross as our May5th Mental Health Hero. In 1971 the Doctors gave Karen her diagnosis calling it psychoneuroses and they spelled it “frychoneuroses”.

Karen feels very fortunate in her pursuit of wellness to have gotten involved in NAMI starting with the family-to-family course and moving on to many...
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