Header for Ability Mission

Disabled Joshua Seeks Government Grant For Housing And Schooling

by Joshua Fields
(Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

My name is Joshua. I'm a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. I am a 30 years old and living at home in Indianapolis, Indiana.

I am looking for a money grant to help me buy a home as well as to pay for schooling.

I was diagnosed in 2001 with paranoid schizophrenia at the age of 21. I was working full time as a grocer and I suffered a nervous breakdown as well as suffering from deep depression.

I was hospitalized a total of four times. The first time I had tried to commit suicide, thinking to myself life just couldn't seem better than what I was going through at the time.

After the fourth time I was hospitalized I was court appointed to live in a group home for the mentally Ill for a year.

I lived in the group home for four years and recently two years ago was released from group home life.

I am now 30 years old, living at home and looking for possible assistance to buy a home for myself as well as my mother and to pay for schooling for myself.

It is a dream of mine to go to college and earn a degree in writing as well as ancient history. When I was 16 years of age I had quit high school because of my paranoid schizophrenia but it went undiagnosed until 2001.

Recently I have taken steps to finish my education by enrolling in an online high school program where I can receive my high school diploma.

After I receive my high school diploma it is a dream of mine to attend college and receive a degree in creative writing. Maybe it would help me to accomplish a goal of mine on becoming an author since I love to write short stories.

I suffer from schizophrenia and depression every day and most times it prevents me from meeting new people and accomplishing personal goals of mine. I would love to experience life through new eyes and enjoy life to the fullest.

I would love to receive a grant for myself so I can have a place of my own and work on getting a degree for myself. Thank you for your time.

Comments for Disabled Joshua Seeks Government Grant For Housing And Schooling

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 28, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I understand
by: Nate Robinson

I don't know where to get the grant and hope you get it. I am 28 and at 27 diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. If you need someone to befriend with the same symptoms that has also bounced back. let me know. Good luck on your vision of life.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to US Indiana.