Need to connect with parents navigating the Mental Health System
I have a young child with a severe mental health condition. It started when she was 9 years old and she is now 14. She has been in and out of school, however about every 6-8 months she has a relapse and I have trouble getting her care. She is covered through Medi-cal and currently I am looking for a PHP (partial hospitalization program) where she can receive intensive mental health care services, counseling etc. She is taking medication, however she still falls out of remission when she is stressed. Currently, we are in a month long relapse and don't know what else to do. She has been hospitalized seven times since she was diagnosed and still has not had any real life changing help; just crisis intervention, several different medications, and some talk and play therapy.
I have been told Medi-cal does not cover PHP programs for adolescents. I called around a few places to see if I could pay out of pocket and the price is approximately $1200 per day and the stay would be 8 weeks-not financially possible without losing everything we have. The PHP coverage through Medi-cal is reserved for adults with issues such as substance abuse. Seems a little odd. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of situation. This is my first time writing and I am trying to be a little discreet, but I would welcome any suggestions. I have found that the mentally ill are seriously underserved, especially in this time of Covid. I would like my daughter to have a chance at a somewhat normal life. What I have been doing does not seem to be good enough; there has to me more help out there.
On another note, I also been told that now is the time to get a conservatorship. Any suggestions on who to contact.
Looking forward to some help