Someone recently pointed me to the Partnership for Prescription Assistance program. I’ve seen the commercials on TV, of course, but for some reason it never hit me that this would be an excellent program for those people who have little or no insurance and cannot afford the psychiatric medications they need to help recover from a postpartum mood disorder. In the six months since the program began, more than 1 million qualified people have been able to get no cost or low cost prescriptions. I went on the website myself, and saw that Eli Lilly, the maker of Cymbalta and Prozac, participates in the program. So does GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Wellbutrin, Wyeth, the maker of Effexor, and Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, as well as other pharmaceutical companies. Qualifications vary by program so I can’t tell you whether you’d individually qualify — you’ll have to go to the site and fill out the necessary forms or you can call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.

Thanks to Helena Bradford for the heads up!