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October 20th, 2019

I had to navigate it on my own

I am employed at the building where Kaiser has its headquarters, and my employer pays a hefty $1,900 per month Kaiser premium on my behalf. For months I was struggling with anxiety and depression. Due to a long wait list for counseling, Kaiser referred me to outside providers. It was very difficult to reach someone; […]

October 19th, 2019

People like me are suffering.

I have been struggling with severe anxiety and depression for years. I’ve had to wait three months for a psychiatrist appointment, only to have it cancelled that day. I then had to make another appointment to be seen and had to wait an additional three months (that’s half a year to see a psychiatrist). I’ve […]

October 18th, 2019

I reached out to more than two dozen potential therapists

4 years ago, when I had seen a Kaiser Therapist last, I had to wait up to 3 weeks for a follow up appointment. I thought THAT was long. This past January, I reached out to Kaiser to restart therapy. After meeting with a consultant, I was told I would not be able to see […]

October 17th, 2019

I don’t want to lose my son

I had finally convinced my 27-year-old son to seek some help for what to me seemed like depression. He made an appointment with his general doctor, who did a physical and ran blood work. My son informed the doctor about his symptoms and what emotionally a mess he was. The doctor said he would make […]

October 16th, 2019

Another three months of waiting

For most of my life I’ve been fighting depression. Early in 2019 I decided to finally do something about it. I called to make an appointment in April, on a weekend, and listened to a robot tell me to call during business hours. I tried again in May and got the ball rolling on my […]