Hello, Im a Junior, majoring in mechanical Engineering. My current GPA is a 2.75 (2.6 major). At the end of my sophomore year i started feeling tired and sad all the time, but i ignored it because i thought i was just gettin tired because it was the end of the year. Last summer i had an engineering internship so i didnt really have time to address this sadness, but i rarely felt it during the summer. This semester, Fall, I have started feeling depressed and sad all over again, i dont usually feel this way until the end of the semester. I thought enough was enough, so i went to the school psychiatrist and she said that i had OCD and depression, a combination of both which was making me sort off obsessively thinking about death and how hopeless my life was. The school doctor prescribed me a anti depressant, but im not sure i want to start it and never get off it. My question is, I know that a mechanical engineering degree is great in the market, but is it worth going into depression, only into my Junior year, which is when my real engineering classes start? The main problem i think is that i dont seem myself doing/ majoring in anything else. I was never really good at physics and i was OK at math. I was sort of shoved into engineering by my parents, and I have never quit at anything in life. I havent been the best at what i do, but i havent ever quit, and quitting my engineering degree seems like the end of me. I feel like pursuing an engineering degree for me is like gettign it or dieing trying to get one. I dont see myself doing anything else (i dont even plan on workign in the engineering world after getting my degree) but my family has made it seem like its engineering or im worthless and my life is worthless. Should i take a semester off and take my anti depressant pills? I want to do engineering and get the prestigous degree, but i feel like im going to go crazy or die trying to get it. any help is appreciated.