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 had some difficulties with mood swings. I am a recovered alcoholic. First went to rehab for alcoholism in 1989. Stayed sober until my last series of manic episodes which occurred in early 2010. I have been sober since September of 2010. I was hospitalized 4 times that year and went on a manic spree that nearly destroyed me. I don’t know where I would be today without my wife Amy. Her support through all of this is immeasurable. She and I love to run with our dog Slim. See attached business card and photos. I started going to Depression BiPolar Support Alliance (DBSA) meetings since 2010 and have been on the board since 2011. I was elected chairman of the DBSA board for the 3rd straight year and am proud to be a part of DBSA. I have developed friendships and am grateful for our group and meetings.
FreeCounselingHelp.com is America’s only directory connecting people with affordable counseling. There are thousands of non-profit agencies within America that are available to help those with limited means. FreeCounselingHelp.com allows people to quickly search by ZIP code and find the best fit for their mental health needs.
Mentalympians is a mental health community development initiative to raise awareness of mental health recovery, inspire hope, reduce self-stigma, foster recovery and also connect individuals who are interested in campaigning for mental health reform.
I would like to thank Enzymedica’s Tom Bohager for his support. Enzymedica is Florida-based founded in 1998 to offer consumers targeted digestive enzymes products. Considered America’s #1 selling enzyme brand sold by health food store retailers. They also offer a FREE Digestive Enzyme interactive education program that is very helpful in learning the benefits enzymes have on our over all health.
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Bonus My kids’ Drawings:LP 14*
Coming SoonSweet Pea 11 * Sweet Pea 11 Precious 10 *Precious 10 Belly 7*Belly 7