The number of people diagnosed with mental health issues is on the rise, so the need for a particular type of medical services is growing too. Unfortunately, statistics show that almost 60% of American adults who deal with a mental illness do not follow any treatment, in many cases because they cannot afford it.
However, there are ways to get cheap or even free mental health services.
If you have health insurance, turn to federally qualified health centers. Visit their health plan’s websites and you should be able to find mental healthcare providers that are covered, as well as associated costs and benefit limitations.
If you are not insured and getting insurance is not an option for your current budget, you will have to look for other options. For example, the National Alliance on Mental Health has a helpline, available 24/7, for free. You should also check if you qualify for Medicaid.
Do not reject the idea to see private Castle Pines therapists either; although the hourly rates officially stated on their website may seem high, some therapist work on a sliding scale and you may be able to get therapy even for $10/hour, if you take time to ask around and explain your situation.
Additionally, you can turn to local training institutes, teaching hospital that provide training programs to residents, or non-profit agencies that offer affordable mental health services.