DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY... WHO ME? I've been battiling major depression for well over two years, but somehow, thru it all, I was able to continue running my small defensive driving school and substance abuse clinic. The condition went undiagnosed until June of this year, 2014. By the time I was diagnosed my life had come undone. I was doing everything I could to continue on. My 7 year old daughter was my only concern, if not for the misery that I believed I would cause in her life, if I ended my life, I would have been gone. My business began to suffer, I couldn't make deadlines, I couldn't even get out of the bed and shower, much less drive. I lashed out, I cried, I broke down and I closed my doors. As a single parent I was able to find joy in my child. I relished in her and the time we had together. But my finances dwindled. The constant feeling of despair and hoplessness and the intruding thoughts of suicide started to become overwhelming. So I sought professional help. My diagnosis.... Major depressive disorder and anxiety. TREATMENT I began taking medication and I sought counseling. I couldn't give up, my child has only me. I'm only 32. I had to find some strength and I found it. I'm so greatful for a different mindset. To be able to wake up in the morning and work with the day. I'm no longer afraid. BACKLASH So here's the troublesome part. I am broke, like $30 to my name broke. During my breakdown, I allowed a lot to pile up, including government fees and bills. I managed a great deal of rebuilding on my own and have been able to keep my child happy and healthy. But as we all know, we all have to make a living and my source of income is my school and the government says that I can't operate until the fees I've neglected are paid. WHAT I NEED AND WHY The amount that I'm asking for would put me back in busness and allow me to go on with my dreams and goals and be able to take care of my daughter properly. I'm unable to secure a loan and we don't have any family that can help. I'm usually the one the family comes to when there is a need. The funds would cover fees owed to the state for March - July, a required certification and a recertification fee. I have clients calling me on a daily basis and I'm unable to provide service until these fees are paid. This is all I need to open my doors again. I just need a little help to get my life going again.