Welcome to Chipur! If you’re struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder, you’ve come to a good place. Dig-in, okay? Thank you for stopping-by. Bill

A PERSONAL Message for the New Year. And a THANK YOU!

Why am I depressed

Well, here we are, smack-dab in the middle of that annual transition from what was to what is - and what may be. Version 2016.17. "I can't wait to nail my resolutions." "Meh, whatever." "I absolutely can't bear the thought of another year." So many feelings, so many expressions...

How to live with depression

Wanted to take a quick moment to extend season's greetings to all of you. I'm always so grateful for your readership and you can bet I'll do all I can to continue to earn it. Happy Holidays, Bill

DEPRESSION in MEN: Our guest post writer says, “Yeah, it’s DIFFERENT.”

Depression in men

Depression is definitely not "depression." Unipolar/bipolar, dysthymia/major episodic, typical/treatment-resistant, child/adult. And, yes, male/female. Received an email from Chipur reader Brian several weeks back. What he shared is powerful, and the best part is he's allowed me to pass it on to you...

12 Things to Contemplate When MEDS Are Lookin’ (Awfully) GOOD

Do meds for depression work

Hypothyroid issues? "Synthroid's for me." High cholesterol? "Let's do Crestor." Acid reflux? "Gotta' be the Purple Pill." Depression? "Well..." Anxiety? "Um..." And so it goes with meds for the mood and anxiety disorders. Seems it's time to take a look at 12 things to contemplate when they're on our minds...

10 Things to Think About When CHANGE Is Knocking at the Door

How to stop feeling depressed

The reality of pain and suffering. It gets real old, real fast, doesn't it? But though it can torment us, there's an upside. The seemingly endless downward spiral often brings change to mind. 'Course positive change doesn't come easy, so let's take a look at 10 things we need to think about when change is knocking at the door...