Hey family and friends ❤️
The time has come where we need to ask for help
On the 10th September I had to make the difficult decision to admit Stevo into our Private Mental Health facility. To this day, he is still in there with no discussion of discharge in the immediate future. This is ok, he is where he needs to be to receive the best treatment and care available to us at this stage.
Whilst he is in care, bills still need to be paid. He has to cover his rent and normal ongoing costs that come with life. At this stage he is only receiving minimal Centrelink benefits which is not covering most ongoing expenses.
We are currently trying to navigate DVA however his medical experts are also strongly encouraging him to delay this process as it can be long, exhausting and emotional, just for a little while until his mental health is in a more stableposition. So at this stage we have had to put some aspects of the DVA process on hold.
Steve is going to be mortified that I am asking for help but I’m at a loss as to how to continue his treatment with as minimal as possible other stress. I know that he is really worrying about his financial situation and I am concerned this is having an impact on his treatment. I really don’t want him to discharge too early, just to return to work for income.
I am currently working reduced hours myself, whilst also trying to navigate life with Zahra. IfI could support our entire family on my own, there is not a chance in the world I would ask for help.
Anything at the moment would be so helpful for Stevo. If you can’t, that’s TOTALLY acceptable cause life is utter shit right now! I know everyone is struggling in the current climate so please don’t feel any obligation to assist!
Thank you so much to those that have checked in, sent messages of support and all of that. Stevo generally won’t reply to people at this stage, as shit as it is, he has an extremely small circle of people he will let in at the moment. If you have reached out to him without response, please don’t be offended. I assure you he is getting your messages and does appreciate them. He is just not well.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart ♥️
- Mel Gebbels
- Kelsey Bailey
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