As for me, I think income can be linked to depression. Treating mental illness costs money: Medications and therapy costs are high. If you’re unemployed, how do you justify the expense of medication when you have to put food on the table and pay for housing? Luckily, my husband’s health insurance plan covers treatment, but not all families are that fortunate.
But as they say, money can't buy happiness. Even though we have the best job in the world, SAHMs get depressed for reasons other than money (OK, I got depressed
). Echoing what Rhonda said above, no longer living in villages means not having the support network of other like-minded moms — which often leads to loneliness and ultimately depression.