MDD in New York

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Same Old
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   Posted 12/31/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Due to forum rules I can't share my history and other things I want to share here but I'll try to speak about the rest. My life is truly a complete mess. I have been existing with untreated major depression disorder (diagnosed) for over a decade now. I live alone with extreme insomnia and am totally isolated from other people when not working (and I often miss work due to not being able to get out of bed). Other than runs to the gas station for food I haven't left my apartment in over two weeks now, missing the holidays with my family and half a months pay. I am among the working poor. Self employed with no health insurance, can't afford a doctor or therapist but make too much for public assistance, and I have no idea how to get help. I really don't believe there is any help or hope for me to be honest but I am trying this avenue nevertheless…

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   Posted 12/31/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum!!

I am sorry you are struggling so badly. This is a great place to vent and get advice and make friends, so I hope you can get some human contact going.

I understand the pain, insomnia and paralysis. Sometimes even with meds and a counselor, I have those kind of episodes.

I was uninsured for years and found a mental health clinic and saw a shrink and counselor for 2 years and they never charged me a dime. They will do a sliding scale for you. They are usually very busy and apointment might be awhile but try to find a clinic and make an apointment. They also have some good free web counseling sites. Our moderators can give them to you.

Please know that we understand what you are going thru and you are not alone. Please let us know how we can help and please keep posting..this place was areal lifesaver for me when I joined many years ago.

I hope we get to know you better...keeposting

Hope the New Year will bring you some good things

Maggie
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   Posted 12/31/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Same Old,
 
Welcome to the depression forum.  Maggie is right there are some clinics that will operate on a sliding scale and your appointments can be cheaper.  If you were to talk to your regular doctor you can get a prescription and then go to http://needymeds.com   They will help you pay for your meds.
 
Also there are some online sites that might help you.
 
 
 
Most people say that they found moodgym to be the most helpful site. 
 
I hope that you find a way to get some help.  We are here for you too, don't forget. 
 
Keep posting and I hope that you have a wonderful new years eve.  Stay safe.
 
Hugs, Karen...
 
PS  Thanks for acknowledging forum rules.  That means a lot...
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Jim1969
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   Posted 12/31/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Beyond what has already been mentioned you can also check with your local hospitals in regards to what kind of charity care programs they offer. Many times the hospital is more generous in their income guidelines than the state is as far as Medicaid eligibility. If you qualify you may be able to see a doctor and/or a psychiatrist that is employed by that hospital for a greatly reduced rate if not free.

As far as medications go there are several available under Wal Marts $4 generic plan. Many other chain pharmacies have various savings plans, some free and some charge an annual fee of like $15 to participate. Also many pharmaceutical companies have programs to help pay for medications you can not afford.
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Same Old
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   Posted 12/31/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a 'regular doctor' and haven't seen one in many years now. I don't believe in big pharmas witch doctor meds anyway. I had enough of their experimentation 10 years ago when I was in the hospital. I know myself. I have trouble just doing my laundry let alone getting up the motivation to try and get professional help anyway. I really don't see any hope at all and I regret posting, but I do appreciate the replies.

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   Posted 12/31/2011 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Same Old,

Please don't regret posting. You are reaching out. That accounts for a lot. How do you feel about books? There is a good self help book called "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns. It is a really good book on cognative behavioral therapy. It has been around for many years. I first read it in the 80's. And I have the book still. Please do try something like that.

How do you feel about supplements? Vitamin D3 helps a lot. Especially this time of the year? It helps to make us feel better mentally and physically. It doesn't cure anything but it helps some, which is better than nothing. Also walking helps. It seems to be a life saver for me. I can't walk a whole lot, especially in the winter. I put my mp3 player in and dance. It helps. If nothing else, it is a good laugh.

I am sorry you are feeling the way that you are right now. I truly hope that things get better for you. Don't think of it as a lost cause. There are things that you can do that are in your ability and are free. Such as meditation, taking some supplements and trying to get a five minute walk in a day. If nothing else, it is a distraction from the way that you feel and will alter your mood for the better. Anything is better than nothing.

Take care, and happy new year.

Hugs, Karen
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