(In writing this, I may sound like a pampered poodle, if so, please forgive me!)
One of the "blessings" of being unemployed is learning how difficult it really is to navagate "The System." All modesty aside, I am a pretty bright guy. But the process of trying to access the system is totally nuts!
I didn't know about medical help until I was on the phone to find out why I couldn't get unemployment. Then I was told that it appeared I didn't make ENOUGH to qualify. I was shocked! I needed to make more money so I could get some support because I didn't have a job.
I also am thankful for my therapist. What he did is probably not conventional, but he got on the phone and called my MD to get my meds adjusted. I truthfully don't know if I would have called. When depression hits, people do (or not do) weird things.
I hope that I will be able to use this experience to understand those I encounter who are trying to navagate the system. It is a weird system and I am getting a first had look at it.
Thanks for the kinds words and prayers from you all.