Cannabis shows up in media stories daily it seems. There’s always a story of cannabis helping somebody with something. It’s not just the same story over and over, it’s similar situations but very different circumstances over and over. People who are sick are finding relief with cannabis. It’s helping a multitude of different people in a massive magnitude of different ways. One of those ways is helping people fight depression. Clinical depression may occur when abnormal activity is present in neural circuits.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association Of America, anxiety disorders rank at the top of the charts as one of the most common forms of mental illness. It’s estimated that around 40 million adults experience anxiety disorders of some form with numbers steadily on the rise. A common accompaniment of anxiety is depression. It’s estimated that around half of the individuals diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder. There have been many consumer reports and claims of cannabis helping to melt both anxiety and depression away.
Finding Strains that May Help
The internet provides a great resource to explore cannabis strains that may help you or someone you know with depression. Blackberry Kush, Granddaddy Purple, Lemon Kush, Lavender, Sour Tsunami, Cannatonic, XJ-13, Pineapple Express, Cinex, and Jack Herer are some of the strains that cannabis media giant Leafly suggests for those who have depression. Remember cannabis treats everyone uniquely. This means that what worked for someone else, may not work for you. This doesn’t mean there isn’t a strain that will.
How to Seek Help for Depression
Depression is genuine and if left untreated it not only affects the person who has it but everyone around them. If you are someone you know is having trouble with depression, there are many ways to reach out for help. Look for local depression hotlines in your area online or in the U.S. text CONNECT to 741741 to be connected with a crisis text line.