It can be hard to quantify how much mental health struggles cost us. Between the shame, and the guilt–not the mention the stigma, and the judgment–the toll is high.
But every once in a while someone attaches a number to it and you’re face with the reality, in black and white.
The fact that I take a medication to manage my ADD will cost me $55 a month in life insurance premiums. That is $660 a year.
Over 30 years, it adds up to almost $20,000.
Sometimes it’s hard to quantify the costs, but other times they are very, very clear.
I guessed this was going to happen, but I wasn’t prepared for how broken and worthless it makes me feel.