My depression is hurting me

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Hara
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   Posted 9/29/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
cry  My depression is hurting me to a point. I just started tharapy. My last 6 month stent with WorkFirst community service is over today (Wednesday) thank goodness, because I really didn't like working there anyhow. My depression comes from a mentor and temporary friend finding another job and leaving.
I have no job.
I will be cut off of my medical through the state soon. Plus my son will be cut off of his medical when he turns 19 in December. Then I will be cut off of my TANF Grant when he graduates in June of 2011.  
I feel like I am dieing. I can't help the way I feel. cry   Any help or suggestions?
 
Hara
 
 

stkitt
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   Posted 9/29/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hara,
 
You are not dying but going through a tough time. I often feel like I've been cursed, and feel like a failure. I also have some hard times when I don't see the light....but in the end I refuse to just give up. I wanna try everything I can to be "happy". I want to overcome my depression and just be in the moment.  You can do this too.
 
There are many resources out there to help you if you start to look for them.  Network with other people.  If your mentor/friend has a new job be happy for your friend.
 
I wish you peace.
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   Posted 9/29/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
hi hara. hang in there mate. look for assistance via your human services dept.
ask others about assistance, usually word of mouth is a good way of accessing services. here for ya. jamie.
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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 9/30/2010 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Look up Social Services and call them. Maybe you can get a Social Worker to help you (with the county). They know the ins and outs of these things. After all, unemployment is sky high, in which you also lose your family med insurance. People are losing their homes. They go somewhere, I don't see families wandering around "lost" and sick in the streets. I think the homeless are beyond help in that they have severe mental disorders. Even they go to the nearest ER for treatment when in crisis. I recently read this is happening in Phoenix and is a huge problem since there is insufficient mental health care available and its costing the hospitals a fortune. But they do provide free care in an emergency.
There's got to be an answer.
Does your previous employer have other jobs? Can you get in at the place your friend works? How did she get that job? Having a mentor is great, but doesn't go on forever. You have to go it on your own eventually.
You're in a tuff place and I don't envy you.
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Hara
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   Posted 9/30/2010 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
cry  The company where I had my job at had to close down. All the friends that I do have are on SSI. At least I got to paint a little today at the Toy Rescue Mission, my last day. Which did make me happy.
 
Hara

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   Posted 9/30/2010 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, that's so sweet, a Rescue Toy Mission. I'd like that. And you painted, great !
Still hope you check out social service.
Where did your mentor friend go to work? It won't hurt to give her a call now and then, see how she's doing.
Are your SSI friends making you feel good, or is it additionally discouraging?

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   Posted 9/30/2010 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Run to the ER, demand obversation oh about 3 times a week. Smack me, tickle Kitt,

Ok, now for the real advice....
Call the ER and ask to speak to a charge nurse. Ask them for contact information for organizations that help with prescriptions for antidepressents because your insurance is being cut off and you cant afford it.

Now, Kitt, that isnt off my medical training....I know it cuz the hospital gave me contact info for a script I needed to get it free that my insurance didnt cover.

And think positivie hara!
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Trying to Understand
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Smurfy, such good advice.

There is a place online, Free Meds, also Prescription Assistance. Someone on another forum mentioned that there are great discount cards, probably matters where you live, available, and also know from personal experience that the pharmacy has leaflets about this with 800 #s. Somethings gotta work if you have no income or ins.

Hara
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   Posted 10/8/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry it took so long for me to reply. I've been on my last string of rope to hold on to so to speak. I was going through my emails and found this one. I don't go back to therapy until the 13th of Oct.  I've had too wait so long it's stupid. They don't know what a person will do between one therapy appointment to another 2 weeks down the road. I don't get it?
Also my skin feels like it's on fire and I even whinsed when my DR touched me today. He's a dumb one also. God I wish I could get away from him. mad
 
HARA

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   Posted 10/8/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear things aren't going so well.

Are you desperate? I would be desperate, and making some calls. They have answering services. And this is why. Sometimes people have emergencies.

They squeeze patients in when this happens. There would be a doctor on call. Its OK, don't be embarrassed.

Who's with you? Can you get their cooperation in helping you tonight?

Hara
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   Posted 10/9/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
The place I am going to has lost some of its funding because of our fine Govenor. That includes some of the other mental health facilities.
 
HARA

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   Posted 10/9/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have an urgent care?
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Hara
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   Posted 10/9/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I can go to the ER if that's what you mean?
 
HARA

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   Posted 10/9/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, ER is an option. But not what I meant.
In my area there are lots of Urgent Care facilities, outshoots of hospitals in every community. The wait isn't as long there, and it isn't as crowded. Nice when you can't get an appt with a doc, have no doc, new to town, whatever, because they see you, prescribe and can usually tell you a doc to continue with, if you want to. Or you can just always go back there as often as you like. Not for continuing psychiatric care, but one time you might have strep throat, the next time an ear ache, need stitches, anything.
In July I got very dizzy and unbalanced. Husband took me to Urgent Care. They did a lot of tests, thorough physical, gave me an IV and an antibiotic because my white count was a little high, and they thought it was an inner ear infection that might be effecting balance. Also an IV, They made me come back the next day and repeat the blood test to see if the antibiotic was effective.
If they can't handle it, they send you elsewhere. My son was there and passed out, was unconscious, and they had an ambulance pick him up. Another time he had a severe allergic reaction, and they sent him to the ER for an IV and IV meds. My daughter went for anxiety attacks, they prescribed Effexor, and she followed up with a GP. So, they are good at treating just about anything.

Check with your local ER to see if they can refer you to an Urgent care. And they might have other places for psych care.

But always, if its getting out of hand you have to protect your safety by going to the ER. Know your limits. Take care.
Sandy

Post Edited (Trying to Understand) : 10/9/2010 5:16:52 PM (GMT-6)


Hara
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   Posted 10/9/2010 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh now I see. We have places that people can just walk-in and get care. I've checked with them already and they don't even take my insurance darn it.
 
HARA

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/10/2010 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
HARA, SADLY MENTAL HEALTH IS ALSO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TREE HERE. TOTALLY AND UTTERLY SUCKS!!! HOPING YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. HERE FOR YA. MY E-MAIL IS ALWAYS open IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CHAT. JAMIE.
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