Depression is no game. Clinical depression does not "just go away" and what is real sad is medications can help about 80 percent of the people that are clinically depressed. People do not get it. Depression is hard to grasp for people that haven't ever suffered from it.It is not their fault , but people need to understand a clinically depressed person can not just "shake it off". Some people can handle it and some people can not, and the longer it lasts the weaker the resistance gets when depressed people refuse medical treatment. Logic doesn't work, even reality does not help. No matter how many good things you have in your life, if your depressed enough you can NOT SEE THEM. Death begins to look like the only way to stop suffering. You think it has to stop and you can not always understand the consequences of your choices. Those left behind blame themselves and feel betrayed. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080318/ap_on_re_us/obit_van_meter Depressed people a lot of times do not want medication and won't take it as prescribed because they do not want to depend on medication, they think they are weak if they use meds or a host of excuses for not taking it or quiting it after it begins to work. Add to that it is a guessing game which med works for each person and it can take years to find the right medication and the right dose for a chronicly depressed person.