My name is Jace and I am currently diagnosed with bipolar 2 and anxiety disorder. My psychiatric consultation ranges up to Php 1 000 a month and my current medications (alprazolam: Php 30 and divalproex: Php 37.25) are a total of Php 48.50 a day.
I was a Humanities and Social Sciences student. I stopped studying at my 2nd term of grade 12 because of my deteriorating mental health and financial difficulties. I took a rest for a few months and started going to a psychiatrist again for treatment. I got better and thought I wanted to go back to school but handling both my treatment and school will add up to more financial difficulties.
So I tried getting a job and I got a job offer from a call center. It may sound like a bad idea for my mental state but hold on y'all, let me tell you how it went: I signed the contract and went into the first week of training. I wasn't as anxious as I thought I'd be on the first day. The discussions were fun, I made so many friends, I learned so much and I felt so alive knowing I'm a part of something nice. I passed the test at the end of week 1 in training.
Of course, I'd tell you about the not-so-good part. Processing requirements for employment is not an easy thing to work on but I handled mine better than I did with my first job (this is my 2nd). The only requirement that stressed me out the most was submitting a fit-to-work medical certificate to HR. They didn't accept the medical certificate I sent because my psychiatrist advised me not to go on night shifts.
So I was told to resign because the position I applied for is a shifting job. When I was on training, I had a night shift schedule and it didn't really put too much trouble on me because going to work was always interesting for me. It's just so ironic how the job itself never made me feel less fit to work but the medical certificate I got did, but I am moving on.
What I did so far is I applied to other companies but they couldn’t hire me for my short work experience and my current medical issue. As of now, I am applying in fast food restaurants as a service crew/ cashier personnel with a dayshift position. Hopefully, I get hired and paid even though the salary is on minimum wage. This will still help my treatment be maintained until I can get a fit-to-work for a night shift and re-apply to my previous employer.
I was able to get through with medications, the transportation and applications for these companies with the help of the donations that got through this fundraiser recently. I am so grateful for all the people who made me realize that I am not alone at all. It really does keep me going.
Right now, The funds that are left with me is below Php 1 000. So I need more funds to support my job applications so I can soon fund my treatment independently and to save up for when I come back to school. I am in a puzzling situation right now and would be so grateful to anyone who is willing to help me get through this. I am so pleased to say that I want to stay alive and well, and with your help, I can and will stay alive and well.
For this, I would need help in funding my treatment for at least 2 months (for until I hopefully get a stable job) and again, consultation ranges up to Php 1 000 a month and my current medications (alprazolam: Php 30 and divalproex: Php 37.25) are a total of Php 48.50 a day. For three months (June- July: 61 days), that is a total of: Php 6 102.25
Any amount from you guys would greatly help me get through.
Thank you for your time and take care!
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Jonathan T. Lagrimas
note: The account is not by me because I am currently fixing conflicts with my bank account. It is my partner’s account.]