Where can I get counselling and help for my mental state problems if I am unemployed?
I'm a 28 year old male who requires counselling since the age of 9 for my mental state. I've been told that the solution to my problem isn't medication, but counselling. I stopped going for counselling recently as I could not afford it, but I now find my mental state worsening (my temper has been flaring, and I get irritated by small issues). I do not have any means to pay, and neither can I get a job due to my condition. What should I do?
You could try the following steps:
1. See a psychiatrist in a restructured hospital. They'll make the necessary referrals for you to see a counsellor/psychologist. If you are financially strapped, a MSW (social worker) will help.
2. Seek counseling from your nearest family service centre.
3. Seek help from organisations specialising in mental health e.g. SAMH etc. They will be able to help you.
The caveat to the above is that you need to tell the counsellors what help you were receiving previously, and what are your current debilitating symptoms.
The best suggestion for you is to see a psychiatrist first for reassessment, and your doctors will be able to take it from there./html>