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Sadly this appears to be a worldwide problem and it’s very disheartening to see that there are so MANY of us just trying to get through each moment, let alone each day with VERY LIMITED resources.
Even when one has Medical Insurance or (Medical Aid) as we call it here in South Africa, there are so many restrictions and the cost of just belonging to a Medical Scheme is expensive. On top of that, the medication cost is crippling yet we know we ALSO need professional counselling or therapy along with medication to assist in managing our lives adequately and that too is so high!! Some disorders/diagnoses that are actually treatable just get compounded by new trauma or events out of our control or that are unexpected BUT we are unable to afford it or are put on long waiting lists and this too adds to our issues and anxiety/depression.