Summary: “There are so many factors that go into the cost of mental health care that it’s impossible to say what’s normal. What kind of care you need, how often you need it, what kind of insurance you have, where you live, and so many other things can affect how much taking care of your mental health will cost you,” Anna Borges writes over at Buzzfeed. “To see just how varied these costs can be, we recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how much they spend on their mental health care. Here are some of their stories. … 1. Delaney, $220 per month after insurance coverage Age: 22 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio What that covers: Therapy, medication, psychiatrist appointments “After I was hospitalized, I was recommended to begin dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help treat borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, and self-harm. … 2. Dan, $90 per month after insurance coverage Age: 28 Location: New Jersey What that covers: Therapy….” About 31 percent of those answering a poll said they were paying nothing because they could not afford treatment; 25 percent said they were paying between $100 and $500 a month. Anna Borges, “Here’s How Much Mental Healthcare Actually Costs,” Buzzfeed.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded... More by Jeanne Pinder