Hello! My name is Kelsey. I am 23 years old and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. From a young age, I suffered from Major Depression. At 19, I was placed on a 5150 hold due to an attempted suicide triggered by the stressors of an abusive boyfriend and an alcoholic father. I decided to go off to college, as my mother just told me we could take out student loans and she’d help me. Upon graduating, I received no help. I am living on my own in Silicon Valley, the most expensive place to live in the U.S. and I’m in a terrible cycle. I can’t save up to leave because I need to be able to pay off all my bills. I cannot work full time as I do chemotherapy every Friday because I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer after I had miscarried last August. I’m currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Psychology in hopes that I can someday make a difference in behavioral health while being able to support myself.
I appreciate anything.