Spot on. The topic of mental health needs to be brought up more often and taken seriously. It wasn’t until I was 29 that I realized something was not right, and sought professional help. It was so difficult because I didn’t know where to go, who to see, what to do. And on top of that, there’s the cost of it all (therapy, medication, etc.)
My therapist doesn’t take insurance, but she’s really good. It’s so conflicting because it is $200 a session and I am in a place where I need to see her weekly but can’t afford to do that. I go every other week, but even then it’s still expensive. I am fortunate enough to be able to cover those costs but you’re so right that it’s just another barrier that prevents so many people from getting the help they need.