I’m a 39 year old single parent of 3 and I am in desperate need of some help please. I have suffered with no polar all my life and throughout the years have had what I call “episodes” but the last few years I seem to have got them under control and can tell when they are coming on and can reach out to help from my mental health team. Unfortunately in April this year my dad sadly passed away, it wasn’t sudden and he was 94 so it wasn’t a big shock but me and my father were extremely close and it started an episode off a few weeks after he died. My episodes include anxiety so bad I can’t move or think or function. Bills and important phone calls are too much. I started getting taxis to and from work as I can get agoraphobia when out but luckily my I worked with just 1 lady of 42 and it was in her house and I had been working there for 6 years so it was comfortable. However as my mental health deteriorated I had to have the home treatment team out due to some irate behaviour, wanting to self harm and feeling suicidal. Social services were involved but luckily they offered good support but however I was informed by social services I could not carry on with my job as the woman I look after is classed as a vulnerable adult and they deemed me not fit. This was devastating to me and brought me even lower down. I never put in a request for council tax benefit after losing my job and hadn’t been paying it for a few months since my dad passed. I was having manic episodes to which cause me to seem drunk like and I have no thought about the money I waste on non essential either. It’s been a very long road but the last 8 weeks I have been slowly getting back to my normal self. I am in debt with gas, electric, rent, my internet is now cut off and Im trying so hard to get back on track but it’s a long process. I had a pile of debt letters that went back months and on opening them I found a fair few from Jacobs warning bailiff action. The bailiff has now actually been to my property with intention of removing goods. If my kids had to witness this it would break my heart. I hate suffering from this illness and thought i had my episodes more under control but it just took over. The bailiff that came has stated the payment has to be made in full but has extended it to December the 22nd. I have no way of getting my hands on that money. I only have my mom who is 63 and recently widowed. I know I will eventually manage to get my money situation back together over time but I really NEED help with money for the bailiffs. I don’t know if this post will help, I’ve only just heard about it on a google search after applying for loan after loan. If anyone out there could help at all it would just be a miracle. I’m sorry I have to ask and hopefully in the not too distant future I will be in a position where I can come onto this site and help someone else. Thank you so much for listening to my story.