Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar board.
Let me ask you, are you being treated with medications for these conditions? Taht would be my first step to loosening their hold over me. I know it feels awful to have to take the meds, but it's so much better than the alternative -- once you find one that works.
For cheap counseling, I would recommend seeking out my local mental health clinic. They often offer services on a sliding scale. Also, you might look into a support group session through Depression and Bipolar Alliance
or the National Alliance on Mental Illness
. These are usually free.
SerafenaCo-Moderator, Bipolar ForumBipolar II
"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