Medication is typically a vital part of treating depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizoaffective disorders, and more recently, treating chemical dependency. Even with private health insurance, medications for these conditions can be expensive.
At the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance's website, they have a page which lists many pharmaceutical companies' websites for patient financial assistance. If you have insurance you may not be eligible for the programs; however, depending on household size and income, you might be. It is worth looking in to.