A great tragedy occurred in my family. The worst thing a mother can experience: losing a child, and unfortunately this terrible thing happened to my sister. My beloved niece at the tender age of 24 made the decision to leave this world. She was young, beautiful and kind. Her name was Sasha. She suffered from deep depression and an undiagnosed psychiatric disorder that went untreated for many years. Nobody could properly identify or treat her illness. After many years of suffering, the young wife and mother couldn't suffer anymore. She lost faith in herself and others. She couldn't see the way forward. And she made the frightening decision to leave it all behind. She leaves behind her three-year-old child and her mother, Yulia - my sister - who's now lost a daughter. She also leaves behind a younger sister, who at age 13 was forced to live through this terrifying death. All of them now need financial and psychological help. They were forced to bear huge financial losses and take on significant debt to take care of the funeral expenses. And now they need funds to obtain psychological support as well.
There are few adequate psychological and psychiatric resources for survivors of trauma in Russia. There are not enough qualified doctors, depression isn't treated like the serious disease that it is, people are ashamed to seek psychological and psychiatric help. I want to help my sister and younger niece gather some funds to pay debts and get professional psychological help.
Please help me support my sister and her family in the wake of this unspeakable tragedy. I plan to send all raised money directly to my sister, so she will be able to pay funeral bills and get some recovering help.
- Igor Galaktionov
- Svetlana Sapukhina
- Olga Levitskaya
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