Hello. My name is Harry, I am 17 years old and I live in a Greek household. As you may have heard from the news, Greece is notorious for its bad economy and thus most families are unable to support themselves, even when it comes to physical/ mental health. After a huge turn of events in my family, I needed urgent intervention by a mental health professional, as the stress I experienced was too much for me and my family to handle. I'm not too keen on describing my situation online, however, If you wish to hear more details, feel free to contact me. After a 3 month stay in a mental facility (Pedon childrens' hospital inpatient unit), it came to light that I was suffering from mixed anxiety depressive disorder and Asperger's syndrome. In order to ensure my mental wellbeing, my psychiatrist insisted on me participating in therapy sessions, 2 times per week. As these sessions are exorbitantly costly for my family's financial status (50 euros per session), our living situation took quite the hit. We're ok, as of now, however, the situation is only going to get exponentially harder. My mother, who's retired, doesn't receive any type of financial aid by my father and further expenses are needed in order to persuade my father into actually supplying a small chunk of his income to my mother,by taking him to court, a very costly affair, so as to be able for her to provide me with anything i might need down the road. Also, the added expenses that come with therapy and medications make the possibility of me getting a degree highly unlikely.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Any kind of help is greatly appreciated. Upon completion of the goal, invoices of the expenses that were completed with the money will be uploaded publicly. The goal's amount is enough to cover 9 months worth of sessions.