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June 24th, 2019

Kaiser often referred me to support groups

Kaiser often referred me to support groups. I complained a lot and they finally referred me to an outside therapist who I see locally without delay. I made a fuss and was able to get better treatment that way. But it took a long time, and I was strong enough to continue pressuring Kaiser, making […]


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June 23rd, 2019

I can’t wait months to get help

Depression runs in my family. I have been seeing therapists and taking medicine since the age of 14. I’ve gone through some very hard events and experiences recently and really need to see a therapist again. I called to make an appointment at the beginning of June. They told me they didn’t have an opening […]


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June 20th, 2019

I’m tired of feeling hopeless, anxious and fatigued

I made an appointment on the phone to meet with a therapist and psychiatrist. The therapy appointment is six weeks away from today. However the psychiatric appointment is all the way in November. It’s May 23rd today. That’s 6 MONTHS away. I’ve been having terrible anxiety and depression from chronic pain and previous mental health […]


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June 13th, 2019

The first available appointment was 3 months, 18 days away

I talked Kaiser to arrange for my 13-year-old daughter to see a female therapist to treat her depression and help her build some coping skills. I was given the date of September 24 — three months and 18 days from today — as first available date. I asked about other options since she can’t wait […]


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June 6th, 2019

I can’t wait months to get help

Depression runs in my family, so I have been seeing therapists and taking medicine since the age of 14. I quit going to the therapy at Kaiser because they just went in circles. I never learned any new coping skills. Now that I’ve gone through some very hard experiences, I really need to see a […]