Hello, my name is Gita and I'm diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and Passive Suicidal Ideation. Mental illness is a life long battle and most cases need both medication and therapy to overcome it and to be functional. Although I've been struggling with depression since I was in high school, my condition only worsens as time goes by.
My family didn't know about my mental condition until recently because I was afraid of their reaction. By the time I graduated high school, I went to a psychologist and received therapy. I was starting to feel better and I managed to get a stable job on my last year in university. After much persuasion from my psychologist, I opened up to my family about condition. It was a mistake. My family didn't believe me despite me being in tears. They told me that mental illness is nonsense and that it's just an excuse for me to be weak, to be lazy and to be a coward. After that, everything spiraled down and every progress I've made with my psychologist went down the drain.
I resigned from my job after an incident related to my mental condition happened and I shut the world out. After two suicide attempts, I forced myself to go to a psychiatrist and got my diagnosis and medications. I was prescribed with Fluoxetine, Depakote ER and Clobazam and was suggested to keep going with my therapy as well. I was slowly getting better and was more productive. But since I have no job, I can't afford both my medications and my therapy anymore.
I have no support either emotionally nor financially from my family and I have nothing valuable enough to sell. Things are starting to look bleak for me and I can feel that I'm slowly slipping back to my old destructive self. This is my last hope and I really wish you can help me. I need $100 every month for my treatments but I will be grateful for every donation no matter the amount. Thank you so much for your willingness to listen to my story and maybe for your help as well.