Huntsville nonprofit assists and speaks up for women with hidden disabilities
“The cycle for these women is that they get these disabilities the doctors can’t figure out … So, they lose their jobs. They lose their income. They lose their insurance. They lose their husbands. They lose their homes. They become depressed. They start taking drugs and – lo and behold – what else is there to do? They don’t want to live this life any longer, and they decide they’re just going to end it.“
Alabama Care anchor Sarah Williams is joined by Nancy Becher, founder and president of Invisible Warriors, a nonprofit organization based in Huntsville that supports and advocates for women with chronic invisible illnesses and disabilities.
- When did Invisible Warriors begin?
- Chronic conditions’ effect on lives
- Impact of depression on people with chronic conditions
- What age range do you work with most?
- Website and contact information
- Upcoming events
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Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.