I'm Brian (that's me in the picture -- see, I am a real person), I'm 36 years old and live in Missouri currently. I'm creating this campaign because I'm facing an avalanche of problems which I will now explain:
Recently I was employed on a relatively long term contract, when after noticing changes in my behavior that seemed to be making everyday usual life more difficult I mentioned them to my doctor during a visit. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders and started medication for such.
Well, within a couple of weeks of that, my contract at work was suddenly cancelled.
I have since been trying to reacquire employment, though unsuccessfully, all while dealing with my illness. As a result, my unemployment insurance has lapsed, and I now have absolutely zero income. Since what I was receiving through unemployment was not close to what I was receiving in wages when I was employed, some bills had to either go partially paid or simply wait, so that I could maintain the most basic one involving keeping a roof over my head. Now that I am receiving nothing, I have facing me down multiple debts at once (utilities, as well as my rent for this month) that I have no hope of addressing myself at all. I have no friends locally I can ask about this (partially due to social isolation from the mental illness I mentioned), no family members are willing or able to assist me, and I cannot borrow funds because I have no verifiable income.
So this is what it comes to in this desperate hour: the compassion of passersby.
What the funds from this will do is allow me to maintain housing and the utilities I am required to keep on as condition of my lease, hopefully long enough for me to regain employment and be self sufficient again.