How does someone get help for mental illness if they have no insurance and the effect of their illness is making them lack the need to continue living or finding a job to help them get insurance?

I live in Alabama and we have a social service place that will treat you based on your income. If you make less than $14,000 a year for one person they will see you for free. I think you should find the nearest Mental Health Association and see if your state has one too. A good place to start would be the phone book. Call 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov for answers. Take information from anywhere else at your own risk.