According to the Worldwide Health Organization, there are more than 300 million people worldwide suffering from depression. However, in the United States, mental health treatment options are limited to what your health insurance provider will or will not allow.
So, what do you do when you find yourself in a desperate situation? When you're feeling suicidal or helpless and you need help but you just can't afford it, where do you turn?
Nicole Vlaming found herself in this exact situation. She was suffering from severe depression and experiencing suicidal thoughts. She did what any one of us would - and should - have done in such a situation, she went to the emergency room.
Not only did Nicole go through a horrible time emotionally, she was also left with a bill for over $12,000.