If you have depression and are struggling financially, the last thing you want to give up is your depression treatment, but you may feel that you just can’t justify paying for your treatment instead of rent, food and utilities. Here are a few ideas that might help you continue with therapy and medication treatment.
If you’re having trouble paying for therapy but hate to give it up, consider these alternatives:
- Support groups are a low-cost and often very effective form of therapy. Try your local mental health clinic, community center or church for descriptions of groups available and contact information. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has chapters in many states in the U.S. (However, they do point out on their site that support groups should supplement therapy instead of replace it.)