Educational Grant For Bipolar Disabled Mother With Anxiety And Schizophrenia
(Lincoln, NE, USA)
I'm 27 years old and married to my husband for seven awesome years. Bipolar disabled, I'm looking mainly for educational grant help.
We have two children. Both are girls. The oldest is six and the youngest is three. Both are full of energy.
I have a dog named Murdock. He is a companion dog. He is here to help assist me with being bipolar.
I have a degree in Early Childhood but have not worked in that field for about six years now. I am a stay-at-home mom and I love taking care of my family when I can.
I have been diagnosed as a Bipolar one with anxiety and schizophrenia. I have been talking in my therapy sessions about when it all started. I have come to the conclusion that everything started to blossom about 2004.
I started out being very depressed. Then I would flip and I would go shopping all the time and was able to function on little sleep. I have been seeing things that are not really there for as long as I can remember.
My anxiety started in 2010 when some people that I assumed were on drugs chased me down. Shortly after I got hit with a bike that someone dropped over the side of a bridge.
I have been declared officially disabled. I was put under police protection for three days of observation after trying to commit suicide by overdosing on Motrin.
With me out of work, money has always been tight. I go to the doctor a lot and I am currently taking 10 medications.
We maxed out five credit cards and still owed the doctor more on top of that. We declared ourselves bankrupt in 2011 and are still trying to get back on our feet.
We currently have one vehicle. This adds a lot of stress on me. I am always taking someone somewhere or picking them up.
Our finances are starting to level out, but even with the bankruptcy we still are living paycheck to paycheck.
I have just recently been approved to receive SSDI. I'm currently still too unstable to have a job. I have a hard time remembering things. I still have bad anxiety attacks and never know for sure if what I am seeing is truly there.
I am hoping to receive a grant that will help us get caught up on our back bills and I am looking to ease myself back into a normal life by trying to attend school.
I currently am unable to pay for school or even get a loan from the bankruptcy, but would enjoy going back to school to learn a new trade.