I have been struggling with mental issues now for over 10 years. During the course of that time I have struggled through anxiety and depression, family and relationship issues and a series of unfortunate accidents that have left me completely broke. Each time I recovered and had a period of lucidity and what I believed to be relative happiness, I borrowed more money to help get me back on my feet. Unfortunately it has got to the point where I now owe so much money I can barely afford to pay the bills and run a car (its 18 years old and worthless) to just get myself to work. I feel that I am in a cycle of working to pay bills and paying bills to work. I can’t afford to keep slipping back into depression and allowing my worry and my head to take over again and again. I can’t afford it financially or emotionally and I certainly cannot afford to lose my job over something I actually need my job for.
I don’t come from a family with money and have no one else to turn to. My credit is maxed out and I feel like I have constantly been battling debt for most of my adult life. To have people donate, and allow me to start dealing with this debt in a sensible and constructive manner would lift a huge weight off my shoulders and allow me to get on with my life. At the moment I am stuck in an admin job that pays very little and allows me to scrape by. But I have no clear way forward at the moment to reach my aspirations of becoming what I wanted to be – a genetic counsellor. The reason for this is because I was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta otherwise known as Brittle Bones. This hospitalised me for a lot of my childhood and has left both physical and mental scars that will be with me for the rest of my life. This is because when I was younger, genetic counselling wasn’t around and people had to learn to deal with me as they saw fit. I felt I couldn’t talk through how I was feeling in the way I wanted to because there was never anybody there who truly understood. To get to this dream of mine I know I need to shed this debt of £15000 and truly start afresh with the aim of getting my head back on a track to happiness and have something in front of me that I may actually be able to achieve one day. Thanks