In fact, many people hear people say “I’m depressed” in their day-to-day life when they are talking about that low feeling that we can all have from time to time.
But if these sad feelings last for more than a couple of weeks and you start noticing that it’s affecting your life in a big way, you may be suffering from an illness called depression.
Depression, also known as clinical or major depression, is a mood disorder that will affect one in eight Canadians at some point in their lives.
It changes the way people feel, leaving them with mental and physical symptoms for long periods of time. Depression can be triggered by a life event such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, or other life stresses like a major deadline, moving to a new city or having a baby.
It’s a real illness, and the leading cause of suicide.
This sadness is a natural part of being human and feeling this way for a few days is normal.
An enterprising Canadian, Bubbleman, visited Mila in Amsterdam.
Intrigued by water extraction, he began making and marketing “bubblebags” that contain different pore sizes through which resin glands filter after marijuana is soaked in ice water.
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