I’ve been somewhat active on Yahoo! Answers recently, and a question came up about someone being depressed and not wanting to take medication, but needing help. I decided to re-post my answer here in case anyone would find it useful. I have not edited it in any way while transferring it from Y!A to WordPress. So, here it is:
I also personally dislike the idea of medications for such problems, although in some extreme cases (for example, having hallucinations that won’t go away) then I think medications are perfectly reasonable. But for non-hallucination type situations, I believe in human spirit to overcome such things!
Of course many will disagree, but I believe this firmly.
To me it boils down to two things: (1) awareness (2) control.