Health care.  Let me not be someone to mention some outrageously socialist proposition that completely outrages everyone in the state I was born and raised (and still reside in).   I’m not on a Chavez level of socialism (too soon?.)  But, what I do take issue with is the way mental health care is treated and viewed in this country.   Selfishly, yes.   I am saying this in a selfish way.  People have it way worse than me; there are those who should and could be complaining and stating a way more effective case for change than I ever could.

But, let’s think about this for a second….  how many criminals have some sort of mental illness?  How many… if granted an opportunity…could afford treatment?  The answer is zero.  I can’t even afford help.   I am a raging alcoholic.  I finally found a doctor who seemed like he could help.  He had been trained in teaching a certain book/exercise manual packet.  He didn’t believe in groups.  He was an ex-pastor who didn’t follow the 12 step program.  It looked perfect on paper.   I was directed to him by my primary care physician.

And then I get there…. and he takes no insurance.  160 dollars a session.  He wants to see me twice a week at 160 dollars a session.  Not to mention the “several thousand dollars” the course that he teaches will take.  I looked it up online.  I can buy both items for less than 15 dollars.

I feel that this is exploiting the mentally ill.  When really…. most of the crime is committed  by the mentally ill!    Obviously, I am not going to commit a crime.  I felt too guilty to take two dollars from RedBox.   But, there are crazy people out there–who would be much better off in a program to wean them off of drugs (which I have heard is a nightmare), help them find jobs, figure out a root problem, and set them on their own two feet.    These are not program’s that are useless.  I am one of the people that needs help in such a manner.  I have an issue that cannot be addressed on my own.   The last nurse practitioner that I was seeing…. was one of the meanest personnel I have ever been witness to.  She told me that I was too much for her to handle.   I have little faith in therapy or medicine at this point, but I like to believe that someone out there is affordable and capable of dealing with a tough client.  Even this previous man could see that intelligence lies beneath the decay and graffiti that adorns my skin and soul.  I’m twenty-seven.  I am not a lost cause yet.  But, it’s beginning to seem a precarious situation in regards to finding a reputable and  yet…. affordable solution to a problem that could potentially end up being priceless.    It’s not right.  It’s not fair.  And I don’t really care what right-wingers have to say about it…. mental health care should cost less than it does.  Taxes or not.  Suck it up.  Grow a pair.  And let people who deserve a chance to live…live.

OH.  And for those unfamiliar….  AA you believe is a great choice…. BUT, not only am I an agnostic/atheistic person…. I have also read of many stories where if you are a girl and go to these meetings alone–there is a high chance that a predator will take you and rape you.  So, yay for that idea.


About littlelostsunny

Lost inside her mind. Inspired to blog because if not the thoughts start to control my life. I needed an outlet.

Posted on March 9, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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