Suicide is rarer among women. There is no shame for a woman to share her moods with others. I have depression in my family, and one great-aunt who committed suicide. Terrance Real wrote "I Don't Want to Talk about it" describing the men in his practice who clearly suffered from depression. He himself was an example. Until then, American men would not admit that males could have it. Not all depression is inherited, but much of it runs in families. My depression is inherited from a father and 3 sons who migrated from England to Australia. It is showing up in my daughter, and in my sister's daughter.