During Spring 2019, my work situation at my job of 6 years was becoming too taxing on my mental health and I made the decision to start a new career path. In April, i accepted a new job with opportunity for career advancement and growth, but with a lower base salary. My new employer is fantastic and the work environment has reduced my stress immensely as I have strong mentors and utilize my skills and knowledge within a team that appreciates my efforts. The only stipulation is an organizational requirement set on promotions and raises, set annually in Spring for merit raises in Summer and on the job experience of 1 year prior to promotion and advancement.
In my personal life, my health has had a few rough years with medical bills for hospitalization and treatment- while having insurance, but the costs added up in addition to receiving therapy for borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Being sick took a toll on my credit lending and I have been living paycheck to paycheck to pay off my medical debt while being unable to go to counseling for my needs because I took a pay cut for emotional stability.
Living with PTSD for 11 years has been a tough experience and a large part of my management comes from my dog, Bishop. 3 years ago, my therapist advised seeking a therapy animal to help combat my anxiety and depression from PTSD and provide a sense of security at home to aid my insomnia. Adopting my dog has been the best decision I’ve ever made, having never owned a dog before, and I am doing everything I can to take care of him and my cat during this rough financial year. My dog is due for his annual visit and vaccines and I cannot afford the vet visit and his monthly flea and heart guard medications.
I am begging for financial aid to afford my dogs care and to be able to see my therapist again. Until I’m eligible for a raise or promotion, I desperately need $2000 to supplement my income now and cover my dogs care and seek psychological treatment. I am a selfless individual and have been able to manage getting this far since Spring, but the loss of income is beginning to cripple my mental health and I’m unable to pay my bills on-time. I appreciate any assistance and will continue to pay it forward once more when I rebound in the future.