i'm jax, 22, and honestly i am not one bit original. i believe i find myself in others, as odd as it is, and i can't take credit for myself. i am forever a mix of my mother, my father, and the influences put before me. sure i choose what i want, but that is because someone else had the sense to put it there.
PS I live in Gainesville, FL
From a beautiful little town named for its quaintness Jensen Beach, FL
Print Journalism Major @ UF
I'd love to do editing and such with my degree
Book lover, Potential Nerd
I’m thinking of starting up a #gofundme account to help pay back medical bills that I have acquired over the past year. I am not trying to gain pity and this is not out of greed.
I have been fairly open on tumblr about my struggle with mental illness. Since I was four I have suffered from panic attacks and debilitating depression. After multiple traumas in my life I hit rock bottom more than once. This past year was one of the toughest and at the same time best years of my life. I started seeing my current psychiatrist who combines medication with psychotherapy. I never knew how far I had fallen until this doctor helped me regain my life back. I was full of despair and felt I was completely unworthy of love, sacrifice or emotion. I felt I was a burden to my friends and my parents. I have come a long way, and even though the path is long and winding, I can truly see the progress. This year alone I have lost two close friends to suicide, and without my current treatment, I couldn’t even begin to imagine where I’d be.
My current health care provider covers 0% of my psychiatric therapy. I have worked out an arrangement with my doctor for a reduced rate, but after a year of treatment I am now thousands of dollars in debt. As a college student, I know this all too well, but to relieve this burden would take the weight off not only my shoulders, but my parents who are currently trying to keep me in therapy while still paying the bill.
If you or anyone you know has any further information to help me out please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.