October 21st, 2019

Everything is getting worse

My therapist took me out of work for a month and put me in a program that was three times a week. After that I was scheduled to have an appointment with my therapist five weeks later (that was the earliest appointment). I got a call the day before saying my appointment was being cancelled […]

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 […]