Ian's Mental Health Treatment

$3,482 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 3 months
Ian Carl Stevens  PORTLAND, OR

I'm trying to defray the costs of therapy/treatment through maybe the most trying years of my yet-lived life. I suffered a kind of breakdown in the months following my father's death in 2015, eventually landing in the hospital earlier ths year. I was/am treated for major depression and a panic disorder, and rebuilding has been a slow (and expensive) process. I do get some help with medication from my insurance through work.

The bulk of my expenses are for my incredible therapist, who came out of retirement to work with me again. We first met about 7 years ago and hadn't met for some time. So far the treatment has been a success, but my therapist is not in an insurance network, so I have to pay her out of pocket for our twice-weekly meetings. I have accumulated quite a sizable debt in this way, and despite my best efforts I'm having trouble making headway.  

The money donated will be used directly for therapy, and even the smallest amount is helpful. I will be sending every single donor a handmade thank-you of some kind.

Your help would be so geatly appreciated.  I know that the holidays are slim financial times for many of us, so I apologize for soliciting. I'm not sur ewhat else to do.

With love,

Ian

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Update 6
Posted by Ian Carl Stevens
1 month ago
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I thought I'd post an update. My treatment is ongoing and my need for assistance continues. I've gotten well over halfway, and I'm hopeful that I can still meet my goal and alleviate some of the pressure. For those who have given, thank you! And for those who provided an address, something handmade will soon arrive. Love to you all.
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Update 5
Posted by Ian Carl Stevens
2 months ago
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Still a little ways to go to my goal. I feel odd about posting amidst such trying times, but the overwhelming generosity breathes vitality. If you have given and would like something handmade, send me your address. Even if you can't, send me your address. Love to you all.
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Update 4
Posted by Ian Carl Stevens
2 months ago
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Thank you all so much. Your contributions are making a world of difference. I've set the goal to roughly half of my total expenses (which continue to grow), but I've been able to make a significant sent in the debt. Here's a photo of me while ice skating outdoors last weekend. ❤
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Update 3
Posted by Ian Carl Stevens
2 months ago
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Over the halfway mark! So awed and buoyed by the flood of kindness from friends and strangers alike.
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$3,482 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 3 months
Created December 24, 2016
MN
$20
Michael Naglak
12 days ago

Ian Thank you for the drawing! I hope you reach your funding goal. Best wishes for your recovery.

$30
Anonymous
20 days ago
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
EM
$30
Emily Mintz
1 month ago
CR
$50
Claudine Radford
2 months ago
LH
$25
Linda Heron
2 months ago

Good wishes for your continued healing. My address is 22 Brumell Ave. Toronto,ON, Canada M6S 4G4

$20
Anonymous
2 months ago
$45
Amie G.
2 months ago
AK
$50
Alex Kuechenberg
2 months ago

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