Captain’s Sinking Ship Mental Health Struggle

Hi all, for those who don’t know me, my name is Heather Dahlquist aka (Captain). And my struggle right now is real!

I recently started to hit rock bottom depression, which hasn’t happened to me in 20yrs. I’ve started seeing a therapist and will be doing some other intense therapy as well. And during this time, I needed a hiatus from the office job. So I’m currently on a 12 week leave (FMLA).

And that’s where the real struggle begins. I’m not being paid for 12 weeks. My job offers no pay during this time and unfortunately neither my husband or I were signed up for short term disability insurance. I’ve looked into all options and unfortunately, the state of MN has no help financially for mental health unless signed up for STD insurance. :(

So now I struggle to survive with no pay while I mentally struggling to make it through the day.

We can’t survive on my husbands pay alone so I’m asking for help if you can. Even the smallest amount can help or just sharing this with others.

Thank you in advance for any and all assist!

Much Love,
~Captain~ Heather

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Heather Dahlquist
Lakeville, MN

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