Hi tortured soul,
Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar board. I'm sorry you're in pain right now. Many areas have mental health centers which offer services on a sliding scale based on your income. If there is a clinic nearby, give it a call and ask. You can also let a psych know you don't have a job and ask them what their fee is for someone without insurance. A lot of times it's significantly lower. If you have a regular doctor, give him or her a call and ask if they can recommend a psychiatrist or clinic to you.
Hope this helps,
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER