Recently I became a little overwhelmed in the mental health area (maybe this is an understatement) and was forced in to a brief stay in an institution. Needless to say I barely saw the psychiatrist, and barely received the time of day from anyone. The medical bills are now rolling in and so is my depression. I don't really understand how the services I received can cost over 10,000. And I'm not sure how I'm going to pay it. I have a job but I don't make that kind of money. I checked in to all the payment options and "assistance" plans but it doesn't seem like i qualify. I'm going to be honest, it really seems like I should have killed myself then instead of asking for help. It feels like I should kill myself now because I don't see any end to this medical billing hell. I seem to get a new bill every few days for thousands of dollars for who knows what. I've learned my lesson, the cost of trying to get help is too high. I can never seriously recommend it to anyone, nor would I wish this horrible experience on anyone. I just cant understand how the hospital can mail people these kinda of bills or charge these inflated prices and not expect people to become depressed/suicidal. Bankruptcy or death seems to be my only options.