Debt & Depression - How to Not Let It Happen to You

September 21, 2023
Hosted by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

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Episode Description

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, personal finance and mental health advocate Melanie Lockert spotlights the dangerous connection between debt, depression and suicide. By the end of this episode, you're going to 1) learn why debt is not a death sentence, and 2) understand that you're not alone - or a loan. For mental health services available nationwide that fits your budget: Open Path If you or someone you know might be in crisis, please: Call 988, go to, or text HOME to 741741.

Crush Medical Debt –Medical Bills Uncovered

Thursday at 2PM PST on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness

Welcome to “Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered”, America’s first medical money-saving show dedicated to protecting you from becoming a victim of the nation’s #1 cause of debt, stress, and bankruptcy – medical bills. Every week, we make the complex world of medical finances simple – while empowering you with the information you need to fight predatory bills to save your home, retirement savings, and financial future. From discussions with medical billing insider Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington sharing her expert-secrets-made-easy to specialists revealing money-saving health insights – we've got you covered so you can pay off medical bills fast! So, join us on this mission to crush medical debt. Because when knowledge is power – saving you time and money – health is wealth! Tune in to "Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered" every Thursday at 2 PM Pacific/5 pm Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel and begin your journey to financial wellness today!

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

Virgie Bright Ellington, MD is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW series. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines. Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.

Episode Directory

September 2023

  • 9/28/2023: It's National Recovery Month - How to Pay for Rehab! Coming Soon
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