Stop The Stigma

$1,000 goal

Campaign created 6 months ago
32766890_1536296232798774_r.jpegDue to not being eligible for medicaid and not being able to afford healthcare, I had to stop my mental health medications. I have an appointment to see a facility for a financial appointment, but it will still be at least a month before I can get an appointment for an actual doctor visit. I have researched all avenues and have found a facility online who can see me for a $199 copay. I cannot afford this. I am on appeal with disability and waiting for a decision.

I am 40 years old and I'm smart, motivated and hopeful. I was going to school to be a Veterinary Technician, which was my dream, but due to anxiety and depression, I couldn't finish and had to withdraw. My issues got much worse and I was going to go to a doctor to see if my chronic pain issues were a cause of this or vice versa, but I lost my insurance through a job I could no longer work at. I am not eligible for medicaid and am waiting on my appeal through disability for the third time. I am in hearing mode now.

I had to quit my medication cold turkey, I had no other choice and I am scared and concerned. I want to stay healthy, I want my life back. I want to be able to be a good wife, daughter and friend, but I can't even function most days due to insomnia, chronic pain and crippling anxiety. 

The copay for a doctors visit is $199 and if I can get that, i can figure out the rest. This will at least help me until I can see a doctor at the facility I made an appt. at. Thank you for reading.
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I was able to get the money for the copay. I would like to continue to keep this open as a fundraiser to donate to Suicide Prevention or a similar charity. Thank you all for reading.
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Found out I only need $59 copay
I was able to get an appt on October 29th!
I can see a doc prior to then if I can get the $59 copay!
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I was going to chat on the Suicide Prevention website to see if they had any suggestions on what I can do to get help faster. I saw that there were 42 people waiting to chat. I decided to step back from that at this time because I don't want to take someone's opportunity to save a life away from them. It's amazing that so many of us are struggling. I know my struggles are to put me on a path of helping others. My passion is helping others. It's quite humbling when I, myself, need help. It helps me stay strong. I pray every night for others.

My main picture is me on my wedding day when I married my very best friend and favorite person. My rock and strength, my definition of unconditional love. I wanted to post that so I can see I can be happy again every time I update my campaign.

It's funny, someone said to me once that I didn't look depressed. No, I don't usually, that's kinda the point though isn't it? We, who suffer, don't want to burden others with our struggles. Looks can be deceiving right? I was happy on my wedding day and no one knows that I am not now (except I guess I let the cat out of the bag through this campaign!) What I mean by all this is that even though someone looks happy, be kind always. You never know what battle they are facing that day.
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I've contacted quite a few places and it seems that since I am uninsured, I need to do a financial meeting first. I get that, but I have told these places that I need to be seen asap. I understand that they are a business and have to follow protocol. I went off my meds cold-turkey because I cannot get an appt. here soon enough and I have told these facilities that I had to do this and I'm scared, but I still need to hang on until I can see a doctor for a financial appt. I am hoping that once that is done, i can get an appt to get medication and therapy. I just know its going to be several more weeks.

The place I found online is through AMWELL. Their behavioral health doctors charge a $199 copay for uninsured patients. I am asking for this copay out of pure desperation. I cannot borrow from family. I have no job. I am on appeal for a third time for disability. I want my life back. I hate doing these crowdfunding things. I feel like it's charity or that I am not worthy enough of asking strangers for help, but I know I would help others if only I could financially. There are so many in need of help so if you are unable to help me, please help someone else who is struggling.

This week is Suicide Prevention Week. Please support the cause and consider volunteering, donating to a cause or spreading the word on awareness to end the stigma.
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