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Disability Grants For Bipolar Single Man To Get Health Insurance And Home

by Adam DeCroce
(Manahawkin, NJ, USA)

I am a 39-year-old male, and still single with no children of my own. I have three sisters, 10 nephews and nieces and both my parents are still alive.

I graduated high school and attempted college for criminal justice. I am currently unemployed and I'm always seeking to better my life and avoid obstacles as much as I can.

I am loving and understanding even though I deal with a lot of scrutiny in my life.

I would like to have children and help others.


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Disability Issues

I started to notice that I was slightly different when I started seeing the school psychologist. I was having problems concentrating in class and I was always acting out.

I was then referred to counseling and did that for a few weeks. Over the years I've had several diagnoses.

The three main ones were manic-depressive known now as bipolar disorder, compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder.

I have been on many medications. They even had me on Strattera for ADHD. I am currently taking lithium 300 mg three times a day, and Prozac 40 mg in the morning.

I have more down episodes also known as bipolar 2. I go to groups weekly, have four therapy sessions a month and I visit regularly with the psychiatrist.

Financial Hardship

I have always had a hard time keeping a job, which most people do not understand.

Right now I am unemployed at 39 years old living back with my father because I lost my apartment again.

My family gets annoyed because I'm constantly asking them for help financially with transportation in the same situation.

I've lost several cars due to the job situation. I do not have a car at this time and have to stand out in the rain waiting for buses and rides to all my appointments.

Lately the state is so backed up that I have to do price shopping cause I'm paying cash for my meds.

I reapplied for benefits in August and still do not have all my benefits including my lousy Medicaid.

Income Efforts

I'm always attempting to get work even though it is hard with all the appointments I have to keep and transportation issues.

I have applied for SSDI and it's taking months to even get a response.

I do get clothes from the church and other items.

My poor father has been helping me a lot but his patience is running thin. I would like to go back to school. I did try college once.

I have checked out grant websites but nothing has come of it.

My resources with friends run out in a few months.

I have to move out of my father's so I have tried to get rental assistance but at this time they do not have funding because of the storm from last year.

Specific Needs

First and foremost I want my health insurance to start up and for it to be good enough to pay my meds and have a good psychiatrist.

I am trying to get my SSD application going but I do not have a lawyer.

The next most important things are I need money to get a place to live and would like to take care of my transportation issue.

I need resources to get a vehicle.

Business Idea

I definitely would like to have a laptop or computer, learn how to type well and to write a self-help book.

I want to go back to school to learn computer technology and software. I'm not sure if that's a business idea but that's what I would like to do.

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Jan 02, 2014
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by: Ken

Hi Adam,

It sounds like you are having a tough time. All of the meds you are taking are the typical ones that any doctor would prescribe. It sounds like in your earlier day you had ADHD, like most kids. Bipolar 2 is very common and if you talk to people with any type of problems have it. Have you discussed cognitive behavioral therapy? People with PTSD, anxiety and bipolar have come out quite well after doing so. It takes training one's brain to get over life's issues. You are what you are. Anywhere you go, there you will be. In other words, Adam, it is what it is, and only you can change that. CBT can give you the tools to handle life on the outside. Yes, I can understand why your family and father are getting a little tired of it. You must help yourself. You may think I am a harsh man, but I have gone through more than you will know. Don't ask for a hand out, but rather a hand up. You must fight your own battle with your disorders, if you can't, put yourself into a clinic, they may be able to help you get what you need. Any less than doing that, won't get you anywhere. The more you keep doing what you are doing, the more you will get of the same.

Godspeed,
Ken

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