To clear things up, I am not the one dealing with depression, but someone I know is. Some background.... 14 year old kid who is the son of my dad's coworker (they're friends) went through major depression about 2 months ago. I guess his mom walked out on them and he had a pretty severe head injury where the frontal lobe was damaged. He was an extremely intelligent and athletic kid, got the injury through a wrestling incident through a horrible decision by his coach (had to wrestle a kid 30lbs more his weight and a varsity member). So due to injury his motor skills, problem solving skills, etc. all were slowed down (say he used to be a 4 lane highway, now he's a 2-way road). Now I spent most of last Friday with this kid, at the request of his father, and he seemed happy and "normal". However, due to the major depression he went through he is now on SSRIs (anti-depressant, wiki it if you're really interested, as a psych major I find it fascinating), but he's basically "on the edge" when it comes to being "normal" and depressed. Some days he feels like doing stuff, other days he doesn't. Well I just found out today that he unfortunately got checked back into rehab, so he relapsed. Barely 3 weeks out of a 6-week therapy program and I just saw the kid just a few days ago, I'm sitting here kind of shocked. As a psych major I learned about this kind of stuff, but it just hits home when you know somebody going through it, and at such a young age. At 14, my care was beating certain levels in a videogame or making sure I didn't "miss the game". This kid had dreams of going to medical school, going to a good college, making a sports team, and all that is hundreds of times harder because of what he went through and the damage to his brain. I'm not asking to be consoled or get any sympathy, but I just want others to know sometimes we got it good. So if you know someone that's going through a rough patch, just be there for them, seriously. I was looking forward to hearing from him and his dad of possibly hanging out with him again, but since this news came up who knows what happens next. Don't know, still kinda surprised at this news, but just wanted to vent I guess.