Many people think that if you just drug up a teenager, he'll look forward to the future and reality. However, there are other ways to change a teenager's outlook on life. There's always the common therapist, which can help one begin to value and appreciate life again. In addition, a teenager suffering could try to find new activities that gives them pleasure. If that doesn't work, something that, God forbid, may seem like a last resort for teens, especially the quiet and anti-social ones: Talking with the parents about the issues they've been having. Usually, a parent will not want to watch their own child suffer, and will, in most cases, help them resolve their issues. One good place to start is to create a schedule - Make time for leisure and school/work that way, stress is reduced, and a teenager can live well and continue their journey to becoming a person.