So I’ve never out right asked anyone for money before – especially in such a manner as this. I’m usually quite proud and competent when it comes to taking care of myself and managing my own finances. I don’t make a lot of money but when I have spare money I usually buy people things they need or help my family with their financial issues (a habit I learned was related to my mental health). Lately, however, I’ve had to leave my job as a full time support worker as a result of a mental breakdown. I’m 29, have worked hard my whole life despite my challenges but it’s recently that my mental health struggle has got the best of me. I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD and I am now also being assessed for autism. This reality has slightly shaken my world but I feel like it’s also the kick/reality check I needed. My previous job asked too much of me and I don’t feel like my health was taken seriously – which is sadly ironic given the nature of my job. It got to the point I began to neglect myself and lose track of my healthier habits – again, apparently part of my mental health that I’ve somehow been oblivious to. This is what has lead me to starting a new part time job that will allow me to work similar hours in a less stressful position, without having to take on as many shifts in a week.
This recent transition has also opened my eyes and allowed me to start researching and accepting my own mental health. It’s also motivated me to take on studying psychology and ideally englighten and educated other people on the realities of their own mental health. It’s maddened me that it’s taken me 29 years of feeling alienated from the world to finally come to the conclusion that I’m neurodivergent, but better late than never, I suppose.
To get to the point – my last job has refused to pay me money that they owe and my start date for my new job won’t be for another few weeks yet. I can’t afford rent, I am running on broke and terrified I’ll get kicked out of my flat. I feel like I’ve been fighting a losing battle for awhile but now that there is a little hope because I’ve gained new insight and hopefully a new lease on life.
I feel ashamed and embarrassed even being in this website asking for anything but today, I’d ask if someone could help me out with my rent for this one month. It’s 1300 a month and even a portion of that would be a miracle at this point. If for some reason, someone does decide to help me – I’d like you to know that I will pay this forward when I’m back on my feet.
If you’ve read this far, thank you for taking the time.
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