dear Veronica, hello and it's always great to have new people join the forum, because everybody has so many stories about their life, whether it's good or whether it's been painful for them.
There is so much sadness attributed with any type of depression, but you have to have gone through it yourself to actually know what it can do for those suffering.
Everybody here is treated the same, some people don't want to reply to a comment, and that's OK because we never force this to happen, so those that feel they can contribute do by helping them out.
What ever gender or sexual orientation you are doesn't mean that you can't help somebody out. Geoff.