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What is the first step when my adult daughter 46 finally want

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What is the first step when my adult daughter 46 finally want help with ADHD(maybe bipolar)? She lives in WA. no job, about to be homeless. I can bring her to OR. with me but don't know where to start helping her. I am retired so that means tight money. She has none and no job record, just the usual drug use and arrests, ect. It's the unfortunately all to common story of a school drop out never getting the help she needed. What now? Are there any government programs to help with cost?
I appreciate your help, Ruth K

Dr. Rossi :

Hi Ruth,

Dr. Rossi :

Yes, there are options for individuals w/o insurance or with limted funds.

Dr. Rossi :

Mental health services can be sought at her local Community Mental Health Center

Dr. Rossi :

At this center, she can work with a case worker who can connect her with resources such as applying for disability (based on mental or physical conditions) Individuals can receive counseling and psychiatric care as well.

Dr. Rossi :

Also, rxassist.com allows for individuals to apply for assistance in covering their medications (if she is to be taking any)

Dr. Rossi :

The first step would be to make an appointment at her nearest community mental center

Dr. Rossi :

Here is the site to find the one near her http://www.wcmhcnet.org/providers.asp

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Community Mental Health centers are state funded for those in need of mental health/substance abuse treatment. There, she can be evaluated and receive counseling and meds (depending on what she wants to try)

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Feel free to reply

At these centers there may be vocational rehab programs as well.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you very much. I needed direction and you gave it. Ruth
You welcome!
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