I failed too many courses, was dismissed, sent in an appeal letter, and am facing the appeal committee in a hearing to (hopefully) reverse the decision for dismissal. The reason I failed, and gave to them, was because I was depressed for a significant part of the semester due to a personal reason. I have heard from people that I should visit a psychologist and have them write a letter for me, indicating my current condition and if necessary, a treatment plan, to show the committee. I have an appointment for tomorrow actually, but I want to make sure that it really will help. The reason I am hesitating is because I don't have health insurance, and the one visit will cost me $150 :/. As many of you I am poor and broke so I have to be really careful with my expenses. I have applied for Obamacare but haven't gotten approved yet. So I can wait it out till after the appeal hearing until the insurance is improved, but if you guys think it's very important I'll just go through with the appointment tomorrow and have my letter in time for the hearing.