I’m facing tough times and in need of support. Seeking hardship funds to over come challenges and rebuild.
Back in 2018 I was advised by my psychiatrist to leave my job of 9 years due to my mental health and no longer being able to perform my job. Her exact words “If you were having heart problems would you go to the hospital or go to work?” Because I couldn’t accept the fact that I could no longer work and it added to my mental health due to expenses (rent, car insurance, car payment etc.). How was I going to take care of my responsibilities as a single mother with a disabled child.I had to also file for disability and it’s just not enough. Over time I had to see a therapist who worked with my psychiatrist to figure out the type of medication I needed to deal with my severe anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder from trauma. It took some time and it added stress on top of my mental health issues. During this time (due to debt and expenses) I still submitted my resume on Indeed thinking I can fight through and work again but as of current I’ve been let go from about 7 career positions because of my mental health and it’s so frustrating. Even with the right medication I still have my mental health issues so the medication is just a bandaid so it’s not so extreme to deal with my mental health everything is not just going to go away and I wish the medication would just cure me because it’s still so hard to deal with. I’m behind on car payment, car insurance and other important bills that have to be paid so I can’t cut costs because everything is a need not a want. My entire disability check goes to rent and my daughter doesn’t receive her full benefits because I receive benefits (social security rules and payments are not very helpful for those who can no longer work) but even if she did it still wouldn’t be enough coverage. Some days I just want to give up on life but I stay strong and try to escape with fitness, yoga anything to take away the stress and feeling hopeless and remind myself that I have to be strong for my daughter and myself. I would be grateful for any assistance and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me anything.
Thank you for your consideration.