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couseling for ppl w/ no insurance ?

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    short pants
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    hi

    I’m very concerned for a relative

    I’m trying to help them network to get the help they need to get better

    they agree w/ me that they really need therapy/counseling for their issues w/ depression, anxiety, stress management, drug addiction

    the problem is that they don’t make much money and don’t currently have health insurance..

    are there places that offer couseling for a reduced rate or free?

    TIA

    #554104

    dru
    Participant

    This happens to coincide with some resources I have open at work.
    there are sites like http://www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf?_function=list&state=oh
    this has a list of clinics and other medical services with sliding scales.
    Not all will have mental health services, but for example http://llchc.org/our-services-behavioral.shtml does.

    there are also various online programs they could work through, e.g. http://helpguide.org/toolkit/emotional_health.htm

    I am not a mental health professional, so I can not vouch for the quality of the care.

    #554105

    ohbonobogirl
    Participant

    Mental Health America of Franklin County has pro-bono counseling service referrals. They will not treat drug and alcohol concerns because there is a separate pot of funding for those through the ADAMH board.
    http://www.mhafc.org/probono_overview.php.

    Your best bet for comprehensive information for MH concerns is the ADAMH Board website. They back the sliding fee scale funding for Franklin County and their partner agencies usually make accommodations for individuals without insurance. There may be waitlists, but the sooner you get on, the sooner you get help.
    http://adamhfranklin.org/provider-network/

    And finally, you can find resources to help you understand mental illness and how to best help mentally ill family members through the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The family to family program is fantastic!
    http://www.namifc.org/

    I hope this information is helpful!

    #554106

    short pants
    Member

    thanks for the replys!
    I’m going to check out the links now

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