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Oct 23 2011, 18:19
  • sheba_lady Newbie

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    I have a few family members who seem like they need counceling, or maybe even some intensive therapy/mental health hospitalization, but both think that medical institutions are corrupt or "not natural" so they won't do it. What do I do to find out whether or not they need to/can be hospitalized at a behavioral health hospital? Things are also esspecially difficult for me right now because I want counceling but I know that if I get it instead of getting support I'll probably get a lecture instead. I'm also annoyed because I thought this website was for free counceling but when I went to the direct counceling page I wrote down all my problems just to be asked for a credit card. I have many problems right now and money is one of them! I mean, did I misunderstand or what?
  • GodsTear Senior User

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    Oct 24 2011, 03:26
    I got confused also when I came here. Apparently, this is a forum where we post and sometimes a therapist will reply if you flag them. I don't think there is anyplace where therapy/counseling is free. You might find a therapist who has a sliding scale fee arrangement. Do you have insurance? Some therapists have group therapy for a reduced fee. LIke $40 and up.

    "Things are also esspecially difficult for me right now because I want counceling but I know that if I get it instead of getting support I'll probably get a lecture instead."

    Who will lecture you? Good therapists do not "lecture" their clients. They listen, support you,etc.

    Unless your family members are a danger to themselves or others it is hard to have them hospitalized against their will. What types of things do they do that you are concerned about?
  • consider Helpful Friend

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    May 15 2018, 23:31
    Free Counseling is very hard to find. Somewhere they have free Counseling, it is just hard to find becauseca lot of people try to gain financially for your problems and not all would really help you workout or advise you through your situations properly. You have to be careful about who you go to for counseling because not all are called to do the counseling. It is sad how people gain from others vulnerable situations and conditions. Not all will actually help you. That is the problem with mental health facilities. They gain the money and they don’t really help you.

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