Saturday, November 21, 2009

Where to go in Sarasota, Florida if you are sick in demostrated financial needs

Handled for economic gain, political and / or legal to a mental patient goes against human rights.

La periodista del Canal 41 Gina Romero logró entrevistar a Pánfilo en el siquiátrico donde está internado.
One notorious case in Cuba is Panfilo an alcoholic and a vagabond who was wrongly convicted by a Cuban court when it is actually a mental patient with no responsibility for their actions.Panfilo under social pressure was referred to the psychiatric center of Mazorra where treatment was given as patiente but could not cure alcoholism.Improperly, the case of a homeless patient social object of medicine has been manipulated by the international tabloid press in Cuba was mismanaged by the legal system ...
一個臭名昭著的案件中,古巴是拉克一個酒鬼和流浪者誰是錯判一個古巴法院在其實際上是一個精神病人,沒有為自己的行為負責。拉克社會壓力下,已交由精神病中心馬索拉在治療給出 patiente,但不能治愈酗酒。不當的案件無家可歸的病人的社會對象的藥物已經操縱下的國際小報在古巴不善法律制度..
쿠바에서 하나의 악명 높은 사건 Panfilo 그리고 틀린 쿠바 법원에 의해 실제로 자신의 행동에 대한 책임을 정신적으로 유죄 판결을받은 환자입니다 방랑 알콜 중독자입니다.Panfilo 사회적 압력을 받고 Mazorra의 정신과 치료를 patiente 중심이 어디로하지만, 알콜 중독 치료받은 수 없다는 언급했다.부적절, 의학 노숙자 환자의 사회적 개체의 경우에는 쿠바에서 국제 타블로이드 언론에 의해 조작되어 법적 시스템에 의해 ... mismanaged했다
When my wife and I went out in the mornings in the car to do any management in Sarasota, Florida, we see that increases dramatically the number of people wandering the sidewalks with obvious mental problems without treatment, or family or friends who care for them, people who should be treated as patients in a room crisis intervention, something that is normal in Cuba for these social cases, but in the U.S., under the current health system are people likely to fail in a jail because of illness Untreated mental. This is the case with workers who pay their insurance, but this insurer do not pay really the expensive doctor's prescription medication for his mental illness, psychiatrist or the doctor are lack today with free samples to give the his patient in financial need as they use to do before the economy crisis. We have not seen a single news article referred to this issue I think is a critical problem in the county of Sarasota we face every day because and is alarmant because the increasing number of homeless on the streets and especially in the "dow town" that overload the normal job of a police department no created to deal with social case or disease rate in population instead to law enforcement duties.Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34233.

If you sick and are in demostrated financial need in Sarasota, Florida you can afford health care in "Community Medical Clinic" by the referal Sarasota Health Department, North County Health Center or phisicians on staff at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System..

The mission of the Community Medical Clinic is to provide specialty care referral services to those residents of Sarasota County who truly demonstrate a financial need. Providing access to care for those individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, or those who do not have the financial resources to receive specialty care elsewhere is the primary goal.
Proof of Sarasota County Residency (current picture identification and/or utility bill in your name with your complete address) is required. Low income and little or no insurance are also a criteria. Those seeking care must be referred by Senior Friendship Centers, Sarasota County Health Department or North County Health Center or physicians on staff at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

By LESLEY ALDERMAN, November 21, 2009
IMAGINE this situation. You fall into a deep
malaise. Friends say you need help, but you don’t have insurance (or the insurance you do have has very limited mental health benefits), and you worry that extra bills will only add to your malaise. So you do nothing.
And that’s what many people do. According to a recent survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Samhsa, pronounced SAM-suh) , the leading reason that people with mental health issues don’t seek treatment is cost. They fear the fees.
“There’s a misperception that care is always expensive, but that’s not the rule,” said John Draper, a psychologist and the project director of the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800 273-TALK), a free 24-hour service supported by the federal government. “There are plenty of ways to get help,” he said. “Some of them are very affordable.”
But while affordable mental care exists, it’s not always easy to find or get immediate access to.
Two weeks ago,
I wrote about how people with insurance can navigate the mental health system to get the help they need at prices they can afford. This week, I offer advice for those without insurance, or with only minimal coverage, on how to find low-cost mental health care.
MILDLY STRESSED? “Not all mental health problems require a professional therapist,” says Michael B. Friedman, a social worker and an adjunct professor at
Columbia University’s School of Social Work in Manhattan. For instance, if you just lost your job and you’re worrying constantly and sleeping poorly, you may be in a transient state of unease that will abate once your job hunt gains traction.
If you’re feeling depressed or anxious, but still coping relatively well, try making changes on your own (rather than spending money on a pro).
“Committing to one small change a week, like getting an extra hour of sleep or walking for 30 minutes a day, can go a long way toward improving your state of mind,” said Karina Davidson, a clinical psychologist and director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University.
The change itself, combined with making the commitment to change, can have a subtle but profound effect on your mental health, said Ms. Davidson, who conducts research on the effect that
depression has on cardiovascular disease.
Another low-cost but very effective strategy, Mr. Friedman said, is to join a support group that addresses the problem you are struggling with, whether it’s job loss or an
eating disorder. “People get tremendous benefit from interaction with others,” he said. To find support groups in your area, contact the local affiliate of the nonprofit group Mental Health Americaand ask for a referral.
If a close relative has a drinking problem, consider attending
Al-Anon meetings where you can share your feelings and listen to the stories of others in a similar situation. Or if you yourself have a drinking problem, attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings can be incredibly useful.
If time is an issue or you can’t find a support group near you, consider an online group.
Psych Central, a mental health resource site, is host to 150 online support groups and monitors each one to ensure that they are protected and secure, according to the site’s founder, John Grohol. Notably, over the last year, activity on the site’s unemployment and job search groups has increased to about 750 a day, Mr. Grohol said, up from 500 or so previously.
If you want a more intimate therapeutic relationship, and you belong to a congregation, do consider seeing your pastor. Pastors typically take courses in counseling, and some even have counseling degrees.
“It’s not medical care, but it can be very therapeutic,” says William J. Hudock, a special expert at the Center for Mental Health Services, a division of Samhsa.
TROUBLE COPING? How do you know when it’s time for professional help? “If you can’t get your act together,” said Mr. Friedman.
For instance, you should be job hunting, but you’re sitting in front of the TV all day. Other signs are symptoms like
chronic insomnia, overeating or undereating, or lack of interest in your favorite activities or sports teams.
If you are employed and your company offers an employee assistance program, take advantage of it. It’s free, and they can typically set you up with three or so sessions with a therapist.
If you have a good relationship with your primary care physician, you could see him or her. Your doctor may be able to refer you to a local mental health center for therapy, and maybe consider medication to help you out of your immediate funk. Doctors may also know of
psychologists who see patients on a sliding fee scale.
If you don’t have a doctor you like or you want an evaluation by a mental health professional, look for local universities that have graduate programs in social work or clinical
psychology. You can often get treated by graduate students who are being closely supervised, at less than the going rates.
Some private counseling centers also offer variable fees. For instance, at the
Ackerman Institute for the Family, a nonprofit counseling center in Manhattan, families with limited means are charged fees based on their income.
“We are not going to turn someone away based on their ability to pay,” says Lois Braverman, president of the institute.
If your child is having trouble, seek out the child psychologist at his or her school. This can be a great first-line treatment and it doesn’t cost a thing, said Mr. Hudock. Or talk to your pediatrician, who might know of affordable parenting classes or sources of low-cost care in your area.
If the problem relates to
substance abuse, call 1-(800) 662-HELP, a federal help line for obtaining information on substance abuse treatment services.
SUICIDAL? When you or someone you know is in crisis, you can go to the nearest emergency room for immediate help. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) where you will be connected to the nearest crisis center in your area.
Web site for Lifeline also has valuable information on how to cope with mental health crises, like how to arrange for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation or spot warning signs for depression.
You can use the Lifeline for any type of mental health crisis — not just suicide, says Mr. Draper, who adds that “70 percent of callers are not suicidal.” The people answering the calls can determine what help you need and also refer you to a facility for treatment, whether it’s a local hospital or a government-run mental health clinic.
In New York City, callers are referred to
LifeNet (800 LIFENET). LifeNet answers about 10,000 calls a month.
In some areas of the country, dialing 211 can connect you with mental health crisis services in your area or help you find where to seek immediate help.

A word of warning: When you are looking for low-cost care, you might face longer waits than when you are paying full fare (or your insurer is). But don’t let this deter you from staying the treatment course. Untreated mental health issues can very often lead to serious (and even more costly) medical problems.

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