According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64 percent of people with mental illness report holidays make their condition worse.
What are the “Holiday Blues”?
Many different things can lead to the “Holiday Blues,” such as loneliness, stress, and high expectations. Most have the usual strain of financial burdens associated with the holidays, which is now complicated by the increasing concerns of COVID. Here at PSI, we assist patients who have chronic and rare health conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people with other chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of depression.
Mental Health and Chronic Illnesses
While depression is common for those with chronic or rare illnesses, it doesn’t have to become a regular part of life. There are effective treatment options available and treating depression can help improve your overall health. If you or someone you love suffers from depression, it’s important to talk with a health care provider to discuss all supportive options available.
PSI is currently seeking funding for our newly established Behavioral Health Fund, which will help patients with depression and other mental health challenges. We, at PSI, recognize mental health support is necessary for our patients, so we recently added assistance for therapy to most of our assistance funds. Call or log in today to find out if assistance is available for you!
Financial Assistance for Behavioral Health
Patient Services, Inc. provides reimbursement or payment for mental health counseling in many of our established disease funds.
To see if you qualify for assistance, check out our prescreening tool and apply today. You can also call us at 1-800-366-7741.