As detailed in the Casey Family study, in addition to the PTSD, 54.4% of adults formerly in foster care were found to be suffering from depression, social phobia, panic syndrome, and anxiety. Moreover, it was found that 80% of adults who had been placed in Foster Care as children, were doing poorly, with a quarter to one third becoming homeless or living below the poverty level.
The foster care system has left me damaged and alone and without resources to help myself. I tried to check into the Del Amo Trauma Center today but sadly my insurance won't cover it. My insurance won't cover any trauma centers or trauma specific treatment because it's considered elective and exceptional. Whatever that means. I can't win. I can't help myself. I can't get what I need to feel better, to be able to live. I can't live like this for very long. I didn't go to work again today. I emailed my supervisor and told her I think I need to take a leave because I thought I was going to go to the trauma treatment center after I called them last night for more information. The guy on the phone said they absolutely take my insurance. He was mistaken. The regular inpatient hospital takes my insurance but the trauma center does not. I really don't understand. I am sure it costs a little bit more, but I think ultimately it would be cheaper for my insurance to send me to the trauma center in the long run. The sad thing is, if I were on government health insurance like medicaid or Medi-cal I could go to the trauma center. I don't know what to do. There are no real trauma specialist under my insurance and the inpatient hospital I went to a couple of weeks ago was a joke. It was just a holding facility where they held me captive and checked on me every 15 minutes. How is that treatment? How is that help? I need HELP not indifferent babysitting. I need help but I don't know how to get it.