Hi, I'm Katie, I'm 21, I live in England, and, for many years, I've suffered from multiple mental illnesses; depression, anxiety, body dyspmorphic disorder, borderline personality disorder, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder. In high school, I was bullied, causing me to lose confidence and self esteem, and to fear people, so I hid away and isolated myself. In sixth form, I was dumped by my boyfriend of nearly 4 years then used by him for over a year during which time I became pregnant and had an abortion, causing me to feel sad and guilty, and to hate myself, so I attended college less and failed my exams. In university, I was discriminated against because of my mental illnesses and was used, again, causing me to isolate myself and lose trust in everyone. My mental illnesses exacerbated dramatically. I sought momentary happiness and release through self-harming, drinking heavily, eating a lot, and buying things, to the extent that I maxed out my student overdraft of £1500. I left university in my first year in order to try and get better, and I started to take anti-depressants, which cost £10 a month. After, a long, hard summer, I got an unpaid work placement, became more sociable, felt happier. I then enrolled on a 3 month skill building course, became more confident, made new friends, and got a boyfriend. However, I still wasn't getting paid, so I could no longer afford my tablets and started to feel worse instantly. I got a 4 week work placement where I was paid minimum wage for 2 weeks, and then my Auntie died. I was miserable, felt hopeless, and self-harmed again, so I went back on anti-depressants. A few months later, I saw an apprenticeship I was interested in, and I got it. I felt less hopeless, and slightly uplifted. However, I was 100% broke by this point and had to go into debt in order to afford getting to work, and was counting on pay day to make it okay, but pay day never came. My boss wiped out the company bank accounts and never came back, so the company was claimed insolvent. I was left jobless, in debt, and with a maxed out student overdraft, meaning coming off anti-depressants, again. I then had a few interviews with no success, and so I decided to go back to college. 1 week into college, I also got a paid, minimum wage, part time job. I made new friends at college and work, I was enjoying my course and my job, but I became so stressed, still felt low, and I self-harmed again, so I started going to counselling. My tutor found out and victimised me, discriminated against me, blamed me for other people's failures and told me it's my fault I'm depressed. My part time time job ended as it was a temporary 3 month contract, and I felt like I couldn't go into college anymore. My friend desperately needed money so I lent them the majority of the money I earned in my part time job, and I paid off my debt from the apprenticeship. So I was left with barely any money until I found an apprenticeship that I really wanted to do, and I was offered the place. As I was starting anew, my boyfriend convinced me to go to the doctors to seek help. The doctor questioned me, analysed me, went through my data, and came to the conclusion that I should be sectioned. My boyfriend and I dissuaded him and we agreed on having a combination of anti-depressants and therapy, with check ups every month. I started the apprenticeship on Monday and I'm loving it so far. I have just enough money to get me by until payday comes. However, my wage is only £3.30 an hour, and my friend can't pay me back the money they borrowed from me for a few months. This means I will have enough money for transport, and to get my anti-depressants, with a little spare, possibly to save up to buy some glasses, which I desperately need, and then finally start having driving lessons. However, I'm still left with a maxed out overdraft which needs to be paid within the year, and even if I saved up all the money I will earn between now and then, I wouldn't have enough, thus it is impossible. That's why I would genuinely appreciate your help, if 1500 nice people donated only £1 each, or if 500 kind people donated just £3 each, or if 300 lovely people donated £5 each, then I can finally get on with my life, without this looming over and haunting me. I would be sincerely and eternally grateful to every single individual that contributes towards making my life of less debt, less stress. For even just taking the time to read this, thank you.