I am so fucking mad right now, i need to rant. Basically in Australia, you can get a mental health care plan through your doctor which means that you get a rebate back from medicare. So for example, when i see my psychologist, i might have to fork out $150 but then i'd get $80 back from medicare. So in the end i am actually only paying $70. The thing is, they will only give youo 12 sessions in a calendar year. So when you go weekly like i do, this doesn't go very far. Anyway to be honset i hadn't been paying attention and didn't realise my 12 sessions were up. Yesterday i get a call from my psychologist's receptionist saying that as i am now classed as a private patient, my fee will be $200 per session (and rememebr this is with no rebate). Who the fuck has that kind of spare money? So i thought, fine, i'll look at private health insurance. Guess how much they give you back for that in a year...$300. Yep, i pay $60 a month (not even including the hospital cover i need to add on top of that - That would increase it to about $100) and i would get a total of $300 in return. So basically i am screwed. I don't have a spare $800 a month... I feel like finally i have been putting the effort into getting better, i am taking me meds, in therapy, and now what's it all for? I am screwed without her. And not to mention that we have it good in comparison to a lot of other countries, how the hell do people who are not as well off as me cope? It's rubbish. And no i can't see another cheaper therapist. I have known her for 6 years and i was finally sticking with it this time (have been going for 18 months now). I can't try start a relationship like that again. She is perfect for me. So a big fuck you to the governments who don't give a shit about mental health care.