Chipur Named to Psych Central’s Best of the Web 2014

Chipur Named to Psych Central’s Best of the Web 2014

Was taking care of biz last Thursday afternoon and decided to check my email. The subject line – “Congratulations from Psych Central on your blog.” And if that wasn’t enough to set my heart a racin’, it was from Psych Central’s founder and producer John Grohol, PsyD. Come on in, I’ll share…

A Blood Test to Diagnose Depression | The Wait Is Over!

A Blood Test to Diagnose Depression | The Wait Is Over!

Northwestern Medicine® (Chicago) scientists have developed the first blood test to diagnose “major depression” in adults. Folks, we’re talking about an objective, scientific diagnosis here. And there’s so much more. Please tap-in for some very encouraging news…

The Silence of Stigma (“Shhh!”) | Jessica’s Powerful Tale

The Silence of Stigma (“Shhh!”) | Jessica’s Powerful Tale

Love presenting guest posts. We first met Jessica some two months ago when I posted a piece based upon an article in the USA Today series “The Cost of Not Caring” – in which Jessica was featured. Shortly after posting, Jessica got in touch – and we’ve been communicating ever since. I asked her if she’d be willing to bring us a guest post and, thankfully, she agreed…

“S.A.I.L.” | A Powerful in the Moment Anxiety-Busting Technique

“S.A.I.L.” | A Powerful in the Moment Anxiety-Busting Technique

So let’s set the scene. You’re going out to dinner with a friend. Lord knows you didn’t want to; however, you – the one who can’t say “no” – caved-in. Well, the event’s at hand; and you find yourself on the threshold of being trapped in one of your most uncomfortable and vulnerable positions – seated at a table for two, smack-dab in the middle of the main dining room of a tony restaurant. Yikes! What to do? Tap on in…

They May Follow in Your Footsteps. Got the Guilts?

They May Follow in Your Footsteps. Got the Guilts?

Yes, over the years I’ve pondered if my psych shtuff would present in my children – and grandchildren. Will they struggle as I did? And, yes, I’ve felt guilty about the potentialities. Curious (telling), don’t you think? I mean, why would I feel any measure of guilt, given I had nothing to do with my genetic composition and early-on environment?

The Cost of Not Caring | Stigma and Discrimination Hit Hard and Cold

The Cost of Not Caring | Stigma and Discrimination Hit Hard and Cold

The USA Today posted an important article last week, written by Liz Szabo: “Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone.” It’s a four chapter comprehensive detailing how the “mentally ill” suffer horribly from what I call Americanhealthsystemitis. It’s powerful content and I’d like to summarize it, as it needs to be available on Chipur. Tap-in for a read…

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