Current Depression Issue

What started it was my grandmother's death in 2004. I have been clinically depressed ever since. I've seen a therapist and been on Zoloft during that time. Because I'm not in school anymore, I'm not covered by my mom's insurance. Therefore, I can't see my therspist anymore. I am taking my Zoloft though.

Everyday, I become more and more depressed. And I keep finding less to live for... It really scares me...

If I talk to my mom about this, she'll just think that I am just trying to get attention. I have no one to turn to...

bkeller2490 bkeller2490
18-21, F
3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

Found another link you might want to look at:<br />
http://ask.metafilter.com/116480/How-do-I-manage-my-depression-without-insurance<br />
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<I>"If you are unemployed and have no income, you probably qualify for <B>Medicaid</B> in New York State. The easiest way to apply is at one of the private provider vans that you find around Chinatown and other neighborhoods. That said, I hear for mental health coverage it's best to go with straight up Medicaid rather than a private provider. Public hospitals such as Bellevue and clinics like Planned Parenthood have offices where a patient advocate can give your more information and help you enrol. Enrolment normally takes 4-6 weeks. I have heard that it may be possible to ask for immediate assistance or for your application but I am not sure how - the people at the hospital or PP may be able to help you with that."</I><br />
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Medicaid link<br />
http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/

http://www.ehow.com/how_4472860_medical-treatment-health-insurance.html<br />
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This may be no help, but thought it was worth a try. Points 2 and 3 suggest that you can get treatment and can have the cost waived if you don't have a job and no way to pay them. Since you're living at home, I don't know if you can get away with this approach. If you know of free legal service near you, they might be able to confirm whether this applies to you.<br />
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Need to get you into some sort of consultation with a doctor so that they can look at maybe altering the dosage or alternative medication or treatment (possibly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).<br />
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Good luck!

Yes you do. You have all of us here on EP. Like you, I have issues dealing with my grandmother's death. Reaching out on here is a good first step.