I think many women suffer from depression @Dennett. Sometimes it’s short term, and sometimes it’s a lifetime. The statement “We don’t have time for depression” is correct. Many women (and men) are dealing with all sorts of stuff alone. Past trauma, terrible parents, children, bills, our health, debts jobs, chores, social obligations…when do we have time to be ill?
We suffer differentl and we handle it differently. We get so caught up in labels we neglect the symptoms. We don’t have a health care or economic system that makes time to depress, therefore, we don’t have time for depression. Great essay my friend. Thank you for sharing your personal struggles with the world.