Depression Screenings: Recommended for All Adults

This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)* officially recommended that the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression. The big headlines have mainly focused on the “pregnant and postpartum” part of that recommendation, but all adults could benefit from depression screenings.  This tunnel vision is somewhat understandable. In 2009, the…

The Importance of Sadness

Have you seen Pixar’s Inside Out? If you haven’t, first of all: Second of all, you should. And thirdly, the big takeaway from the movie is one that really rings true with me–it’s that all emotions are valid. That includes sadness. If you’ve read this blog for more than 0.2 seconds, then you know that I am a…

Worries for 2016

New year, new worries! And also some old worries that will continue into the new year. Without further adieu, here are my top 10 worries for the upcoming year, in no particular order! Top 10 Worries for 2016 Life post-graduation. To live at home or not to live at home? To get my own place…