If you personally don't need psychotropic medication, by all means, stay away from it. Why mess with something that's going well?
If you want to try other options instead of or before trying psychotropic medication, why wouldn't you? Extra sunlight, decent but not excessive exercise, psychotherapy, religion, a healthy but not medically questionable diet, there are loads of other options. For some people, apparently , especially those with certain health and age issues, electroshock can help depression better than some medications. I'm not in favor, but research it on your own.
If psychotropic medication doesn't work for you, it's quite possible you're on the wrong one, or are taking the wrong class of drug, or simply, what the heck, it's not the right treatment for you. It can take a long time to run through the possibilities. Don't confuse what you expect from medicine with what you expect from God. And even God, the way I understand it, says No a fair amount of the time.
All any of us are at best are people trying to help each other. A nice healthy skeptical attitude about folks who seem to have the answer seems a really good place to start, and then one step at a time as best you can, including drugs if that's what's needed. Psychotherapy's nice. Learning that failure isn't tragic is good, too. Not getting dramatic is also fine. Avoid people who think that have answers.
Start with me. Yours, Bob K.