(Written in Notepad, the format might be weird.) Before we begin, this is written by and for a Westerner- Those of us in (Many parts of) Europe, or the States. I will assume that you are actually depressed, that is, without a specific reason, and that can be faced, you should do that if so. Yes, life often sucks, but we're here to deal with that, yes? I will also assume that this is not your first try. Maybe you've gone to a therapist, maybe you can't see a therapist, maybe you're on meds and they're not working(But keep taking them, eventually you and your doctor will find one/a combination of them that work. Patience is a virtue for a reason), maybe you're not on meds and can't see yourself going on them. Also, I am not religious. I do not have faith in any higher power, souls or spirits, astrology or karma. But, my reccomendation, is that you see the local priest. Maybe you're not comfortable with him, you can go to the next town etc., or maybe you're in a large city. But, a priest is a priest. As long as he is genuine, he'll most likely help you. I just find smaller-town priests more homely, more a part of the town. Anyway, most modern-day priests I've found are priests because of their honest want, their need, to help people. They have sympathy, patience, and are there for you. Go to one of them, and ask for his time. Don't go during peak hours, go during the day when you believe he'll be least busy with.. whatever it is they do (Cue peadophilic jokes). Ask for some time, talk with them, ask for guidance. Even if you do not believe in whatever religion he's teaching, many find comfort in the services. They do, after all, preach goodness and such. I'm not asking you to pray, to sing psalms or chant holy rites, I'm just asking you to go and talk to a priest, maybe stay there for a few hours. It is often soothing, calming, to be in a holy-house, to see supportive people who do their best without expecting anything in return (Except maybe join their god one day, but whatever). Maybe you're uncomfortable doing this, but atleast you have tried. On a final note, if you are a teenager, like yours truly, the depression is most likely caused by hormones, just like the sluttiness and stupidity of your peers. The fact that you are not whining on the internet, and are actually silently seeking aid shows that you have enough common sense to grow up to a decent person. I'm not promising that life will be good, or that all your problems will go away, but I'm saying that you should keep going. You're probably sick of that sentance, and wishing for some cure, but that is as good as it gets. Your body will correct itself, once it has stopped growing for the most part, and you will be, most likely, glad you stuck around. No, I won't say that the world is beautiful, or that there's a light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm saying that things will be better. If you're sick of it all, and are ready to kill yourself, a final message I will send you- Most religions not only frown upon suicides, but promise punishment for it. Even if all you have is a spoonfull of doubt somewhere in your mind, keep it in mind.