I'm broken, can't someone help patch me up?
August 3, 2012 8:16 AM Subscribe
My current psychiatrist won't listen to me. Help me find low cost therapy in Buffalo, NY.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I'm Bi-Polar II in the midst of a severe clinical depression. I go to a community clinic that is very, very adverse to changing which psychiatrist you see. Counseling/talk therapy is done by separate counselors. My psychiatrist has so far all but refused to change my medication, told me, in essence, to suck it up regarding my current job situation (which is causing situational depression on top of the clinical depression), and wants me to give him "good news" at every visit. I spent 16 of the last 24 hours sobbing hysterically for no reason. I forgot my counselor's appt set for this morning, and have had no return call from her. It's time for a new place.
I very barely have insurance (through a previous employer, which I'm not even sure will cover mental health), and I don't know where to turn. Last night, in the midst of the sobbing, I seriously thought of taking myself to a mental hospital in the hopes that someone could just make it stop. But I'm not suicidal. I don't want to hurt myself or anyone else. I'm terrified of mental hospitals. I just want someone who will actually try to help me and will listen when I say the meds aren't working. I don't think that's so much to ask. Surely sobbing for that long, sometimes day after day, is a good sign that there is a medication fail.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a low cost clinic around here? I'm willing to drive a ways if that's what it takes. I just.. I can't function like this.
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