Check In #Appreciation #BlogIndex

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August 30, 2015

Hey Awesome Person!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to CHECK IN with you.

Hope you are having a good day, and I really appreciate you reading my Blog entries.

Thanks to you, my site has generated almost 8,000 views in the first 4 months!

It has also gained almost 1300 fans, on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, from 44 different countries.

I am very grateful for your support!


Just wanted to review where we are going, and where we have been.

This may be helpful if you have joined this site more recently.

So far, I have published a total of 63 posts.

49 were written by me, citing various sources.

2 were Re-Blogged from online publications, due to great content.

The remaining 12 are a collection of my amateur Poems, Memes, and colorful images, to hopefully provide different perspectives and grist for the mill.

Currently Working On

My Patients Change Me

Parenting is like the Stock Market

Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Fighting Symptoms and Stigma

The Science of Meditation

The Human Hive

(along with about 20 other titles at scrap note stage)


If you are newer to this site, and wish to get caught up to speed a bit, you may enjoy one of these past titles, grouped by Category, with a brief description. Numbers of stars for series are averaged over posts.

ONE STAR * is ‘GOOD’ = 50 150 views

TWO STARS ** is ‘BETTER’ = 150 – 1000 views

THREE STARS *** is ‘VIRAL‘ =  1000 views

NO STARS = is ‘FUNGAL‘ =  < 50 views

Fungal means one of a few things…

Hey Simon Psych Guy, I’m not really interested in that topic/series


Life is busy, so get off my back if I haven’t read it yet, dude


It currently kinda sucks, so please give me some helpful feedback, and I will make appropriate repairs.


(Click on Picture to go Directly to 1st Essay in Series)

Mental Health

Bloodbound Bus 1-8 (9-14 in progress)*

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Case Discussion of Schizophrenia, Symptoms, Genetics, Medications, NCR Designation, ending with tips on Building Safer Mentally Healthy Communities.

Data on Antidepressants + Suicide 1-4*

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Focusing on the Suicide rate between 1986-2008, particularly 2007, when the FDA placed a Black Box warning on Antidepressants, for Depressed Children and Adolescents.

The Hippocampus and Depression*

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Outlining the role of the Hippocampus, and its link with Depression; supported by the work of Dr. Glenda McQueen.

The Suicidal Pilot*


Depressed Pilots are afraid to reveal they have Depression, for fear they will lose their job. If THEY take their life on the job, personal pain becomes a WORLD in mourning.

Plans, Trans, and Autogynephilia 1,2,3* or Long Version*

Caitlyn Jenner

An essay on: Gender Dysphoria, being Transgender, defining Ze and Zem, undergoing Transition, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Puberty Blocking and Cross Sex Hormones, the divergent outcomes for Children vs. Teenagers, Transphobia and Autogynephilia.

Fragile Blogger 1-2 (3-6 in progress)*

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Discussing Personality, and Personality Disorders, with a focus on Narcissistic Personality Disorder, using a fictional character.



Routine Childhood Immunizations May Help Beat Adult cnacer*

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An entertaining description of a possible new way to beat cnacer, and the Antivaxx movement, at the same time.

Epigenome 1-2 (3 in progress)

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Introducing the concept of the Epigenome, then exploring its implications, using Professional Sports, Gender Stereotypes, and an as of yet, undecided example.

How We Make Decisions 1-2 (3-5 in progress)

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A historical account of a recent near Armageddon, after first examining how the brain handles stress, goes on Autopilot, and makes complicated decisions. The series ends discussing Game Theory.

Why Your Brain Loves Music 1-4 (5-6 in progress)*

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An entertaining illustration of how much computer-like memory the brain has, and the way music physically enters, activates, and changes the brain.

The Energy In All Of Us 1-4 (5 in progress)

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Exploring Quantum Mechanics, New Age Ideas, Consciousness and the Afterlife.

How We Build Reality

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An attempt to visualize the creation of the mind’s landscape, and tips for safely navigating the peaks and valleys.



My Vasectomy***

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A humorous description of my actual Vasectomy experience, on August 19, 2015.

My Thoughts, Sometimes*

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A description of how thoughts feel sometimes, on the inside.

Why Writing Is Important To Me***

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At times humorous and hopeful, this piece is mostly a difficult introspection, about the motivations behind my writing and Blog. My wife, Kerri, features prominently.

Even Better Than Before**

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A retrospective look, at life in 5 year intervals. The focus of this piece, is the past 5 years in my life, recovering from loss.


Kerri and Lauren
Kerri and Lauren

My personal campaign to remember my wife, and mess up cnacer as much as possible.

In the Eye of the Storm*


The story of the death of my best friend, Kerri Tymchuk, due to Metastatic Breast cnacer; my grieving process, and dawn of my recovery.


Guest Posts

Someone asked Hunter S. Thompson for advice. Here is his reply.**


Advice about how to live life, from the viewpoint of Hunter S. Thompson, at the age of 22 years old.


It Was Easier To Give In Than Keep Running*

A personal story of surviving sexually aggressive men.



Capturing People’s Internet Attention 1-2 (3 in progress)

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Tips for fellow Bloggers and Social Media types, designed to increase your Social Media traffic.

Blade Runner is Now*

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A description of Abe Davis’s work, providing a method to extract sound and density information, from video recorded micro-vibrations.

20 Ambassadors to Mars1 (2-3 in progress)

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A discussion of the proposed human expedition to Mars.


Poetry and Memes 

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A continuously compiled, sporadic burst of words, accompanied by an image.  These memes of thoughts and ideas include clever rhymes, ideas about living, and food for thought, with colorful and pretty pictures.

Top 2 Memes On SSPS

die tomorrow

AA REAL impatience 2

Top 10 Posts on SSPS

1. My Vasectomy***

2. Why Writing Is Important To Me***

3. Even Better Than Before**

4. Bloodbound Bus1**

5. Someone Asked Hunter S. Thompson for his advice**

6. Bloodbound Bus2**

7. Fragile Blogger1**

8. Data on Antidepressants + Suicide1**

9. Death*

10. Plans, Trans, and Autogynephilia1*


Whether you have been here from the start, which already seems like so long ago, or have joined more recently…

Thank you for spending your time, with Simon Says Psych Stuff.

It really means a lot to me!****

Simon Says Sappy Stuff Sometimes.

Simon Trepel, MD FRCPC, is a practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, in Winnipeg, Canada.  He is an Assistant Professor, at the University Of Manitoba, in the Faculty of Medicine, and the Co-founder of the GDAAY Clinic.  He is, more importantly, the proud Father of 2 beautiful Daughters.  He writes in his spare time about things he knows something about, and occasionally about things he doesn’t; like Yoga, and Italian flavored coffees.  He is super stoked that so many great people like his Blog!

Check out his Blog, called Simon Says Psych Stuff, at


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