Help Me Live Through Psychosis

£2,140 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 39 months
Hi! Thanks for visiting my crowdfunding campaign.

I'm a young, black, queer living in London with psychosis. Two years ago I had an episode that has taken until now to even begin to subside and I am finally feeling close to 'normal'.

Throughout the two years I have been a student, as well as writing freelance and campaigning on social justice issues. I took breaks where I could, but for the most part I have had to continue studying and working through the heardest period of my life because I just couldn't afford the time off.

Thankfully some very dedicated and close friends gave me the care that has kept me alive, and now I'm asking for your help.

I need funds to make this respite a recovery. For me mental health is hugely dependent on impacting factors that we all live through. If we're stable in life, that can help us to be stable in mind.

For the moment my life is somewhat stable: I recently moved out of a house which was making me even more ill, to somewhere calm and caring. I am still working to get my degree with the university being kind of accomodating. But financially this won't be lasting long. Despite applying for Personal Independence Payment from the DWP I was denied even on appeal. I haven't got the energy to go to tribunal at the moment either. I don't have the means to pay rent right now and I'm about to run out of the money to get me to and from class each day. I'm also unable to keep up with day to day costs of living and paying bills just yet. 

Things are likely to get better in the New Year when I get my next student loan payment, but even that will be short lived if it all goes towards paying debts accrued from now.

That's why I'm looking to your help and generosity to get me stable and to allow the best possilbe start to next year for me and my mental health.

The money raised will:

- Pay next month's rent and bills
- Repay loans from friends who are also financially unstable
- Get me to university
- Get my ability to phone and text friends back
- Keep me able to pay for prescriptions
+ Read More
Thank you all for your contributions and helping me meet my goal, this has been a great help!
+ Read More
The generous response to this has been overwhelming and I can't thank those of you who have helped enough. I am less than £300 from the goal already, and that means things will be a lot easier for me because of your support.

If you can continue to circulate and encourage others to contribute I would really appreciate it!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

£2,140 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 39 months
Created November 21, 2015
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
£10
Anonymous
39 months ago
£25
Anonymous
39 months ago
£60
Anonymous
39 months ago
£10
Anonymous
39 months ago
£10
Anonymous
39 months ago
JB
£40
Jenny Bunker
39 months ago

Hoping you begin to get well xx

£10
Anonymous
39 months ago
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a £5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.