Kvndl2, I'm sorry that you are feeling bad now. What state do you live in? I'm in Chicago and when my anxiety started last winter, I didn't have any insurance. I found an anxiety clinic that had student therapists on a sliding scale. I was able to get excellent ACT therapy treatment for $20 an hour. You might look to see if there are any clinics with offer a sliding scale, since you're not working.
I agree with you its important to have the support of friends nearby. I'm lucky, though when I dealt with GAD, I wasn't totally comfortable being with my friends at first.
Often mental illness or brain disorders run in families. Do you know of other family relatives, cousins, aunts that you could meet with to have a serious talk about these issues?
For me, when all else fails, I chant these words for 10 minutes: NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. They have the power to tap into our highest potential. They say: "A mind currently clouded by the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror. But if you chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, the mirror will be clear and reflect the true happy nature of your life." Hope this all helps.