Thursday, October 06, 2005

Depression: It's National Depression Screening Day!!

Happy National Depression Screening Day! I know it's almost over, and it's been an annual event since 1991, but I just found out about it 5 minutes ago. Pop on over to to find a screening center in your area. I'd have sent you a card but Hallmark doesn't seem to have branched out into this holiday. However, I think it's telling that a quick search for National Depression Screening Day at yields cards with names like "It's Great to Work with You" and "A Better Place to Work". If you think that's depressing, you won't believe where one of the screening centers is in my home state: Wal*Mart! I can't think of anything more depressing than getting psychologically evaluated at Wal*Mart.

Of course, one shouldn't wrinkle one's nose at free evaluation if one can't afford the bill. If you have been wondering about your blue funk lately, do get evaluated. Maybe you're not going crazy, or maybe you're not as bad off as you fear. There's only one way to find out.