Kaiser, Don't Deny

Patients need access to consistent, reliable mental health services

Home  |  Kaiser Patient Stories  |  Therapists’ Campaign  |  Legislation  |  Media Coverage  |  Patient Resources  |  Share Your Patient Story

Kaiser Patient Stories

I found myself having issues with grief and depression

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019

Several years ago my Mother passed away. In the months that followed, I found myself having issues with grief and depression. I went to Kaiser Walnut Creek and asked to see a therapist. I was put on antidepressants, which I was against. I didn’t feel I had a chemical imbalance or a condition that could be treated with medication. I just needed to talk, some therapy. My depression turned to thoughts of suicide, and I almost killed myself. I stopped taking the antidepressant they prescribed and I never saw the therapist. I don’t have any faith in Kaiser or how they handle mental health.

Walnut Creek