When I was around 11/12 i had a bad depression last until I was around 23/24. I just kind of got over it. Never took meds, no therapists, no inpatient hospitals. We have a family history of depression too. Nowadays I find the depression to be like a tidal wave as it comes and goes, but as an adult I have better resources to deal. My dad has a bad cancer diagnosis and my mom and her shack up BF are moving from their state to mine. I'm currently under a lot of stress and pressure, and often feel the depression coming back. However, I'm very angry about my dad's situation and the part he played in it so I have found that giving into my anger to motivate me at work and getting responsibilities done works fantastically. Plus I have my dog to think about and she's like my kid.