Hey there Chad-
I was your age not too long ago. When I was, I was depressed. Still am. Believe me, things will get better.
I take it you're in high school? Really make the most of it.
Also, are you on medications? I know that it seems like medications are always the answer for depression, but I don't believe this is necessarily true. I have major anxiety, this i know. I also have depression. I take no meds.
One thing I recommend if you're not already doing so, therapy. Find a good counselor to talk to. I found mine in college. You don't always have to pay lots of money. How are the ones at your school?
It's understandable to be depressed with life, especially at your age. Things are starting to fit together or may start to fall apart. Regardless, a lot of change will happen. What you need to do is remember you are a great person.
To wash away my sadness, I try my best to laugh a lot more. It just truly makes you feel better. If you constantly have a pessimistic attitude, people will turn away. I've noticed that since I've been kicking the pessimism to the curb, I've been going out a lot more and getting much much closer with friends.
Don't constantly think about being depressed. Just go and live and love life. You'll be ok. And...we're here always.