With all due respect, I have a few things to say about your post.
Actually, I agree with most of it, but the superior tone is a bit disturbing. I am one of those who can get through my depressions without drugs, as well. You know what I think about that? I'm pretty darn lucky, that's what! If I don't exercise, I get depressed, if I don't eat right, I feel crappy, too. I don't see my depressions as major, but many people experience debilitating depression that does not go away with proper care of self and therapy. So why is taking a pill wrong for these people, if other methods to relieve depression have been attempted and failed?
I believe anti-depressants are grossly overused. This current trend of widely prescribing them for children is bordering on abuse in my book, but that is a whole other thread. It is true that some people do want a quick fix for their ills and doctors respond all too quickly with a pill, be it an antidepressive or whatever. We are pharmacologically dependant as a society. Often, the first line of defense against our maladies, be they physical or mental, is to pop a pill and I honestly believe we often do ourselves more harm than good, but to denounce an entire class of medications because they are not for you, is a equally wrong.