Life is filled with Ups and Downs and understanding happiness truly is only possible when one has gone through the dumps as well. Sooner or later, everyone gets the blues. Feeling sadness, loneliness, or grief when you go through a difficult life experience is part of being human. And though life may seem unbearable at the time, we continue to breathe. And, more often than not, we all bounce back! But what if you don’t bounce back? What if your feelings of sadness linger, are excessive, or interfere with your work, sleep, or recreation? What if you’re feeling fatigue or worthlessness, or experiencing weight changes along with your sadness?  You may be experiencing major depression or clinical depression, a medical condition that goes beyond life’s ordinary ups and downs.