My initial dive into the subject of affordable mental health counseling came from the awareness of a friend in need. Little did I know the rabbit hole it would take me down.
I’ve found sites for suicide prevention, sites directed at veterans, children, domestic abuse, Christians and many, many more. This is good, great, in fact. BUT, what I did NOT find was low cost or no cost counseling services for mental health issues.
I will not go into the rant that initially came to me after this realization. I know you have better things to do, and this IS a post to help people, after all.
Below is a list of sites that I found that may be of help to you or those that you know. There is a lot of information here. Each site is in BOLD and the color BLUE below. The link will take you to a site with much more information.
I did a post several days ago asking for help/information on this very subject. If you would like to read that post, you can find it HERE.
Better Help.com This site seems to be the closest thing that I've found for low cost counseling services. They go by your income. Depression Alliance This site offers a lot of online options. HUB OF HOPE is a large database for Mental Health Services for the UK. Their homepage will let you enter info about your area to see if their services are available. If you click on the Menu on the upper right of the screen, it will give you other options. NAMI-National Alliance of Mental Illness has a helpline 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) In the Search box, search "International",if you do not live in the US. They have a text line, a chat option and other information. 7cups.com They have a self help program, volunteer listeners and a Free 24/7 chat option. DBSA - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance There is a lot of support and information for Adults and Children on this site. MHA Mental Health America They have searches for Support Groups. They Have "Warm Lines", which is a call you can make even if you're not in crisis.This is a free service. Top10.Com This page has a list of OnLine therapy options. Medicare.gov This is a page that explains possible coverage and options. Another Medicare list. This one is a site for Health and Substance Use Disorders 988LifeLine.org Suicide prevention site NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health - There's a lot of good information on this site. Click on the Mental Health Information tab. Texas Health and Human Resources- I live in Texas, so search for the Health and Human Resources for your state. Catholic Charities - The Catholic Charities are global. If you do not live in the US, I would try searching for them and using your country's name. Click on the Get Help tab. *If you have information that would help those in need of low cost counseling services, please feel free to reach out to me with the information. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson