Those are some of the ways that you may be able to access treatment with a limited budget or in the absence of health insurance. If you feel that you may harm yourself, then go to the emergency room immediately. They may be able to direct you to free or low-cost mental health counseling in your community. The National Alliance For Mental Illness (nami). Many of the members of nami are seasoned veterans when it comes to navigating the mental health system. I want to know what I should do if I cant afford help. I am living at home and I cant control my emotions. I have been breaking down for about 3 years now.
Cmhcs may charge a sliding-scale fee, which essentially means that they negotiate a payment plan based on what the client can afford. They typically offer services such as individual therapy, group therapy, case management and intensive case manager, psychiatric evaluations, prescribing psychiatric medication, and depending on the size of the agency, foster care arrangements, residential treatment placement and other related. University counseling centers are staffed with psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. Many provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management services. If longer-term services are needed, the counseling center staff help students find services in the community.