Help Taylor Fight Mental Illness

The Short Story: My mental illness has taken over my life and drained me financially. I'm looking for any help I can get to mitigate the costs. The Long Story: Most of my life, I have struggled with understanding, living with, and paying for my mental illness. Technically speaking, I've been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. All of these diagnoses add up to a few things - financially and socially. 1. I often struggle to work a normal 9-5 schedule inside an office setting. Panic attacks and depressive crying spells usually mean cutting a shift short and losing that income. 2. I have to attend various kinds of treatment during the day. Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Medication Management. While these also cause me to miss hours of work during the day, they are expensive, especially without insurance. These weekly or monthly sessions run about $75 to $100 per session. 3. While unemployed and after/during my divorce, I racked up several thousands of dollars in debt from these sessions and treatment. What I'm Asking For: I'm honestly embarrassed and have struggled to ask for financial help in this way, but I feel like this is the last resort. I'm asking for help with some of my monthly expenses. - $75 per month for Medication Management Appt - $300 per month for bi-weekly Dialectic Behavioral Therapy - $150 per month for Medication - $350 per month for the medical debt I don't expect everyone to be able to help, nor do I expect all my expenses to be covered. I just know that this is the life I've been given. I have no living parents or grandparents to ask for help. I'm an only child with a child of my own. I work full-time at a career level marketing job and this is still not enough. I have exhausted many public resources available to me and I don't qualify for other assistance. Please, as hard as it is for me to ask, any help you can offer will mean the world to me.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $35 
    • 6 mos
  • Kim Graff 
    • $40 
    • 7 mos
  • Martin Bortnick 
    • $15 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Taylor M. Ford 
Organizer
Shawnee, KS
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