I’m a 28 year old female who is currently unemployed, and living with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I was diagnosed about 6-7 years ago after an attempted suicide. I haven’t been able to get much help in all aspects, mainly because my mental illness keeps me at home 24/7.
My struggles started at a young age, around my toddler years was when I was getting verbally and physically abused. But the abuse didn’t stop there, as the years went by, I was also emotionally, mentally and sexually abused. I was tossed from one family member to the next, constantly moving until my pre-teens. When I finally found some sort of stability it only lasted about 6 years and the family members who took me in passed away.
Once again my life was in a whirlwind, constantly moving from one place to the next. I would stay with family members and the occasional friend that came into my life for a while.
Currently, I’m living with a friend who is charging me $600 rent, and half of all bills and grocery money, which is usually between $400-$1000.
I have had jobs in the past, but could only hold them for 2-3 months before getting fired because of my mental illness. For the past year, I have not left the house and instead fuel any and all funds into getting my life delivered straight to my door. I have lived with agoraphobia for a long time, I struggled to leave my house everyday before I stopped leaving all together.
The person I am living with is questioning my ability to keep up with payments…If you can help me regain some sort of stability with financial means, I would be eternally grateful.