Getting appropriate care while dealing with depression can be daunting at first, but it is often the first step toward recovery. Finding the right provider, though, can be difficult, because of financial constraints and concerns about the provider’s ability to care for your specific needs. Below you’ll find information for finding a mental health provider with or without financial resources and for locating a provider with experience working specific populations (i.e. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+). You’ll also find important information about affording medications, and inpatient/residential treatment.
Don’t have insurance/have difficulty affording treatment? Try the following options:
Hospitalization can be necessary to help stabilize symptoms when depression becomes severe. Many people go to the hospital when depression gets bad. Rather than a place to fear, the hospital is a place for you to stabilize and stay safe.
Let’s face it – depression can make reading really difficult. That’s why we’ve tried to make this website as accessible as possible – no long paragraphs, and text-to-speech capabilities. Simply highlight the text you want to read and press the play button.*
*if you are using text-to-speech on a mobile phone, make sure the sound is on