twistedsingle asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

How can one deal with depression when they can't afford to seek medical help??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Get up and do something.

    Doing almost anything is the start towards beating it. Go for a walk. Clean something and admire what a good job you have done, talk to someone.

    Simple steps butthe more you take the less depressed you will be.

  • 1 decade ago

    St. Johns wort is proven to help aide depression, available in the vitamin section in most drug stores. Excercising and doing things you enjoy also boost your mood significantly. Don't get involved in anything too stressful. Usually there are talk lines you can call when you are feeling down to talk to someone, or chat rooms on the internet. But if you are seriously depressed you should really start saving your money or something for the benefit of your mental health and the others around you. Personal health should always be the most important factor in your life - so don't ignore your personal needs and take care of yourself!

  • 1 decade ago

    There are plenty of websites out there that are now geared to helping. You can join online communities, or look in your area for an anonymous meeting to attend. Medical help isn't always what it's cracked up to be, either. Learning about depression and all that follows it will be a start for you to learn how to manage and deal with it properly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Find a way to get to a doc.....tell them your financial situation. There are generic versions of both Prozac and Zoloft......Make yourself a priority and find a way to afford medication. Ask your parents for help. Most parents would cough up a little cash for medication. Good Luck.....Take care of your self....so you can be there for your kiddos.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hello.....the state that you live in can help pay the bills..that is if you do want medical help in the form of seeind a doctor and get meds...but you must be very honest in telling the doc everything........and then again music helps a bunch.or maybe expressing your self through art....study your problem online..you will find lots of answers..good luck and tc...

  • 1 decade ago

    I would contact your local county health department, or mental health center. I have a similar problem, no insurance and we make to much for aid......I just get meds from my regular doctor. Good Luck!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    check with your public clinic. check to see if you can qualify for medicaid. check to see if there's a teaching hospital near you,you may qualify for free service or be charged a small fee. the teaching hospital will also provide you meds at a reduced rate or even free, if you meet their financial criteria.

  • 1 decade ago

    contact your local Health Department. They charge based on your income. If you have no income, you can get counseling/ help free of charge.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try your local MHMR...They go by your income

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