I am raising money for my cousin, Laura, to help her get the mental health treatment that she needs. She has fought depression and several other mental health issues throughout her youth and could use our financial help.
My cousin, Laura, has been battling debilitating, life-threatening depression. Laura’s family has been desperately searching for answers for over 8 years that would keep her alive. This search as been extremely exhausting and EXPENSIVE. As many of you might know, medical insurance is woefully inadequate when it comes to treating mental illnesses and most of the expenses have been paid out of pocket by Laura's family.
Laura, now age 22 and in a very dark place, learned that she had been accepted into a residential treatment center several states away that focuses on depression. There is no such place in Texas that accepts insurance. Aetna, their insurance provider, only agreed to this place after an Insurance advocate stepped in.
This amazing program is set up for three months. Laura is feeling more hope than she has in years. However-after only three weeks Aetna decided on discontinuing coverage. The facility charges $1,100 A DAY, which is not possible for their family. After many appeals by the facility, they would only agree to the outpatient program.
While this is better than nothing, the cost to be housed in Atlanta and continue the outpatient treatment for two or three more months is out of reach. There is also the real possibility that Aetna will stop even the outpatient coverage after a few weeks.
We want to help keep Laura in her treatment until she is ready to come back home. We don’t want her to lose hope. Her family can’t do this alone. Any help you can provide would be a huge blessing for their family.
Follow Mitzi Cross on facebook for updates on Laura's progress in the program. You will be able to see what your money has gone towards. Thank you in advance for your support!
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