Morgan and Kyle’s personal stories of mental health paved the way for the inception of Options MD.
Kyle watched a high-school friend spiral into despair while dealing with severe treatment-resistant depression. Sadly, she succumbed to the condition and died by suicide after one and a half years of unsuccessful treatment.
Morgan, too, was directly impacted when one of her own family members grappled with severe depression for eight long years. Multiple rounds of medication and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on treatment still could not prevent suicide attempts. Thankfully, her family member survived and was lucky enough to find access to an off-label medication that changed his life. He is in a happier place in life today.
Unfortunately, Morgan and Kyle’s experience with mental health conditions didn’t end there. It extended into their own lives as well. Just like so many thousands of people facing the uncertainty and turbulence brought on by mental health conditions, Morgan and Kyle have also had their own struggles with mental health.
Morgan and Kyle’s experience with mental health has informed them in a very personal way:
- Being diagnosed with mental health conditions
- Dealing with multiple prescription medications that didn’t work or caused side effects
- Taking time off from promising careers in order to prioritize their mental health
- Overcoming their struggles to reach a happy and successful place in life
They’ve been through every step of the process just like so many multitudes of people and finally come out victorious.
Both Morgan and Kyle have seen first-hand struggles of dealing with mental health issues and finding successful treatment - both for themselves as well as their friends and family. The bewilderment and frustration of not knowing where to turn next in their journey to mental health recovery make the reality of Options MD so much more meaningful.
A feeling of being let down by a system that lacks enough options and support for those with severe treatment-resistant depression is common among patients. For Morgan and Kyle, this shared feeling set in motion ideas for the birth of Options MD.
For anyone dealing with treatment-resistant depression, navigating the space where things are uncertain and trying to find a way forward can be incredibly challenging and disheartening.
Morgan and Kyle want to spread their uplifting feeling of hope and real success. They both found it after years of struggling to find the right treatment. The Options MD ethos is about finding the treatment that works for you!