The Cost Of Mental Health Care for a Semi-insured 23-year-old

I’ve been in various forms of treatment for years now: college counselor; old-school Boston psychiatrist that handed me drugs once a month; confused beach town therapist who had no idea what to do with me; extremely mean suburban therapist; current wonderful resident at a NYC hospital who sees me once a week and functions as both therapist and psychiatrist.While some treatment has been easy to access—namely the college counselor—most required navigating a maze of phone calls, referrals, string-pulling, insurance snafus, and money.

Why Can’t I Get a Job // Why I Can’t Get a Job

I was truly failing for the first time.

Depression and Money, Some Real Talk

Martha Kaplan and I are both depressed. This is the first in a series of conversations about depression and money.

On Working With Depression

On her blog the Rejectionist, Sarah McCarry is publishing an excellent series of interviews called Working, where she talks to writers about how they live with their depression and the ways they manage to work with/through/around their illness. It's about "finding a balance between the work we have to do, the work we want to do, and taking care of ourselves," which of course is applicable to all kinds of work and all kinds of people.

‘And How Does That Make You Feel?’ The Cost of Therapy

Logan and Martha have discussed how depression affects them (and their money). There's another money factor involved here: When you want or need to go to therapy, how much is it going to cost you?

Betting on Love, Leveling Up and Leaving Atlanta (Part III)

This month was one of those mentally draining, down-in-the-dumps months. It was full of impulse purchases and lack of any motivation whatsoever to try to cut back or be frugal.

Christmas Alone

I remember my first winter in New York and seeing those tree mongers, walking through their darkly columned corridors heavy with what can only be called Christmas Tree Smell and realizing that I had really arrived, really lived both in New York and in the province of adult loneliness.

Money and Depression: Telling Your Boss, Or Not

The second in a series about depression and money.