So, I was looking around the other day for a free (or cost-effective, at least) therapy or counseling service for people with depression. Long story short, I couldn't find any. But I did find a lot of places offering free help for people suffering from substance abuse, or alcohol abuse, or eating disorders, or other mental disorders. These places will get you clean, get you help, and counseling, and therapy and anything you need to get you healthy, and a lot of these places are volunteer-based or just plain free. But why, I wonder, are there no places for people with depression? Now, I know that there are places to go to if you are actively suicidal, but that's really a short-term solution. Without some sort of long-term, regular help, the suicidal tendencies will eventually relapse. (At least, they have for me.) And depression can be just as harmful and devastating as alcoholism. I find it interesting and a little disturbing that, unless you have money, the world tends to put people with depression out on their own to fend for themselves.