I never thought I would need to do something like this because you always think “it would never happen to me” but here I am asking for anything that can help me get through this tough time for me.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I will start with a little bit about me and my situation to give people an idea of the reason why I am here.
I am a 29 year old male living in Edinburgh and I have a beautiful 6 year old daughter. I have worked as a chef for the last 8 years or so.
I have always been a very hard worker and it feels very strange for me to ask for help. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for many years but didn’t accept it and it manifested itself as anger. After a particularly difficult couple of years in 2016-2018 involving being made homeless with seemingly nobody wanting to help including “emergency housing” from the council my relationship with the mother of my child started to break down. We managed to get through the homelessness but things were never the same and my depression only got worse. We eventually split almost two years ago which finally gave me the push to try and get help which involved medication and therapy.
I worked very hard on my mental health and wellbeing over the next couple of years and was finally getting myself back on track and everything was getting better.
That was until the 9th of January when I was in a 3 car accident on the Edinburgh bypass which shook me up a lot more than I initially realised. I went back to work the day after but pushed myself too hard and this culminated in a massive panic attack and I decided I had to take some time off work for the pain and the mental health problems I was experiencing. I am still off work as of today with very little help from my employer and my bills are starting to come in and I have nothing.
So here I am as a last resort hoping that someone can help me and I already feel guilty for even asking. I will be grateful for anything to help but if I had to put a number on how much I need to get md back on track it would be £800 to cover my bills but I would be happy with anything at this point that could help me out.
Thank you for your time,