• how do I find help in emotional problems? no insurance Imm so depressed and anxiety ridden.also out in a small town

    Asked by catherinemarr on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    how do I find help in emotional problems? no insurance Imm so depressed and anxiety ridden.also out in a small town


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    • RachaelC@StF's Avatar
      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      Hi catherinemarr,
      I'm so sorry to hear you're having a tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did some research and found you have a couple of options. First, if you click on the 'Resources' Tab in the purple bar at the top of your WhatNext Page, you will find a list of resources to check out. The very first one is a phone support system where you will receive support one-on-one via telephone. Might work out since you live in a small town. Second, I found an American Cancer Society Support Group that meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7p.m. at Texas Health Cleburne in the hospital conference room. Check out this website:
      If it isn't too far, maybe you could try to visit one meeting? Also, you always have a support group here at WhatNext. Keep on posting your questions and people will answer with honest and helpful feedback.
      Sending happy thoughts your way,

      almost 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Is there a mental health center in your town...they might provide counseling services on a sliding scale fee....

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Ask your oncologist or google for cancer support groups in your area. There may also be peer support groups for grief, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, etc. If you can't find anything else, try a local AA group. Even if you aren't an alcoholic, they are more about putting your life back together than just abstaining from alcohol.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Speak with you oncologist s/he may be able to recommend a good place to go, there may be help available at the center you are being treated at. I am fortunate to be treated at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC and they run a free program to help cancer patients deal with the emotional and every day issues we face. Also many organizations offer help on a sliding fee scale which makes seeing someone affordable.

      You may also want to get a pharmaceutical referral - some of the meds (like steroids) we take to treat cancer can really cause depression and anxiety in addition to heightening our already fragile state. Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago
    • dhall's Avatar

      The American Cancer Society is a great resource! Also try united way 1st to possibly find your closest local resources. If your a planer - plan! Be flexible with your self! Good Luck!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Hope you are finding some help. Some places to check out are the local Catholic or Lutheran Social Service or charities offices. They often offer counselling on a sliding scale fee and you don't need to be eitehr religion.

      almost 4 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      Personally, I find music, art and other distractions therapeutic since I like to be busy with something constructive.
      Other than that, I found that purchasing a dog from the local pound was a mutually beneficial deal. She's a great companion, buddy, sidekick and therapist (cheap one!). I hope you find a positive escape from this horrific disease.

      almost 4 years ago

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