How to get affordable/free mental health support
A dear friend who also happens to be an exceptionally wonderful person has been experiencing debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. His work situation recently changed and he no longer gets health insurance through his employer. It’s expected to be a temporary thing while he looks for longer term full-time employment opportunity. However, financially can barely cover his expenses let alone mental health costs, and he is being very frugal! The problem is these panic attacks are making it extremely hard for him to put the time and effort needed for the job search. I have never seen someone try so hard to stay productive and positive while suffering so much. His current financial situation is new for him, which makes things worse, but his condition is hindering his progress to get out of it. He needs help and probably medication.
How does someone in his circumstances get medication and mental health services when he can’t afford it? What’s the process? Note: I have offered to help financially but his pride won’t allow that.
Thank you in advance for any guidance here.