Chair, DBSA IL Grassroots Organization
Karen was finalizing the dissolution of an 18-year marriage while managing increasing expectations at her demanding job. In order to cope with depression coupled with her Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder (PMDD), her psychiatrist prescribed a medication that is unavailable in generic form. As a result, Karen’s monthly prescription cost was well over $100, on an insurance plan that had a $2,000 deductible.
Karen was overwhelmed: “I felt I had to keep working and making more money just to pay for my medication. It was a vicious circle.”