Adolescence is a time during which individuals experience significant physiological, psychological and social changes. Concurrently, it is also a period in which mental disorders frequently onset. Rates of Depression increase rapidly over the decade following puberty and Depression is considered to be one of the most burdensome illnesses of young people. Depression is associated with numerous negative academic, social, personal and vocational outcomes for young people. It is a risk factor for early mortality, suicide and a host of other illnesses, including but not limited to: substance abuse; diabetes and heart disease. Effective interventions for the treatment of adolescent Depression are available and can be applied in both specialty mental health services and primary car.