Mental Health care help fore someone with no insurance or medicare

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
November 9, 2006 3:54pm CST
I have a friend who is suffering really bad from depression right now. It's so bad that I fear she will take her life. She really needs professional help, but she has no health insurance. She owns her own business, but unfortunately she has not filed income taxed in over 10 years. She really has no way to prove her income in order to qualify for free programs, etc. and feels if she does her income might be too high, yet she does not have the income to pay for professional help right now. In fact her business is going under because she can not drag herself out of bed and get out and sell what she needs to in order to keep her business going. Any suggestions?
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• United States
10 Nov 06
Letters to Santa - better watch out...better not cry...
I totally agree with you, ya beat me lol..Churches are a great way to go,,and Im just worried about her not paying taxes..that where ever she goes for help..she might end up even deeper if they catch her..but then again if she just talks to The State(welfare) maybe they will help and if they can direct her in some direction..But i would deff have her start or maybe one of family members you can contact for her..and have them look into with her..so she doesnt have to do this alone and get even more depressed..Good luck..and shes in my prayers,,
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
10 Nov 06
and thank you Suitsme for the prayers as well. That's one thing that is really scaring me right now. She won't talk to me or anybody and that's just not like her. She even had a plan for killing herself until I convinced her it would be a lot more painful than she had convinced herself it would be.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I keep telling her they will not turn her in, but she's totally convinced they will. I mean she's a lot more likely to get caught by them auditing one of the stores she provides her product to.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I keep telling her they will not turn her in, but she's totally convinced they will. I mean she's a lot more likely to get caught by them auditing one of the stores she provides her product to.
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@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
10 Nov 06
You could also try the local health department. I'm not sure if someone would need to prove their income or not, but it's worth a shot.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Thanks. That's a good idea. I hadn't even thought about that.
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@lectricky (681)
• United States
10 Nov 06
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home This site might help, I go to one of their support groups and it is VERY good, and free to attend. They also have a lot of useful resources on the site that might be good in terms of tracking down some madical help. A lot fo folks in my group are not insured and receive disability allowance, which means they scrape by. If you can get her to a meeting, or even just go yourself to get more local information, I think it would help.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I checked and they do have a support group in a neighboring city to her. I'm trying to get her to go. I'm in a different state from her, as are the two other friends working with her. She doesn't have any friends there where she lives and that's making this really hard.
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• United States
18 Dec 06
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