I have Bipolar Disorder. I’ve tried traditional medication- on a cocktail right now- and so far, cannabis is the only thing that has ever worked for me. I only use when I’m experiencing a severe depressive episode, and that lightly (one or two hits, once a day)- it’s immediate relief. I haven’t for the past year, to really focus on trying the more traditional route- and it’s been the worst year. I went through the entire month of June intensely suicidal (multiple considerations multiple times a day, half-settling on a plan, and beginning to be sure loose ends were tied)- and I chose not to use cannabis. Not using cannabis could have been the worst (and last) decision of my life. It deserves serious thought and consideration, and not a sudden dismissal because it’s a drug with psychoactive effects. (So are plenty of traditional, FDA-approved drugs).