2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing by Chato Stewart
Joe Kraynak is a freelance writer who has authored and coauthored dozens of books on topics ranging from personal computers to slam poetry. Joe received his degree in bipolar disorder from the College of Hard Knocks. On December 10, 1999, Joe’s wife, Cecie, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since that day, they have bounced around to nearly a dozen doctors and even more therapists; broken in a few young marriage counselors; survived several changes in health insurance coverage; attended dozens of support group meetings; endured the career changes and financial hardships that often accompany bipolar disorder; and, together with a close neighbor, started a NAMI support group in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
In Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, which he coauthored with Dr. Candida Fink, Joe shares his perspective on helping a loved one effectively manage bipolar disorder and its fallout. Joe and Candida also co-host Psych Central’s award-winning Bipolar Beat, a blog that focuses on living well with bipolar disorder. For more about Joe, visit his website at JoeKraynak.com.See Your Bonus Drawings by my children. LP 14 – Sweet Pea 11 – Precious 10 and Belly 7
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.
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Bonus My kids’ Drawings:LP 14* Sweet Pea 11 * Sweet Pea 11 Precious 10 *Precious 10 Belly 7*Belly 7