I don’t usually do this since my mom and I don’t have the best relationship, but she hasn’t found a job for 3 months and her boyfriend of 6 years almost killed her two weeks ago.
My mother has been suffering from depression since I can remember. She’s tried committing suicide countless number of times since she was 16. She has co-dependent disorder which makes it difficult for her to get out of abusive relationships. 6 years ago she met a man who gave her an STD, and she chose to stay with him even though he gave it to her. He’s brainwashed her to the point where she believes no one will love her like he does. Two weeks ago, my sister caught him choking our mother, and the cops arrested him for domestic violence. From what I’ve seen of tumblr, domestic violence is one of the hardest things to get away from. My mother has stayed and has gained bruises and scars and mental abuse for years from this man and he’s walking away free because she doesn’t want to press charges. But she hasn’t been able to get a job (no where will hire her due to the fact that she has social anxiety) so her boyfriend still pays for her bills.
I’m hoping that if she gets donations, it will help her realize that people want her to live, and that she will learn she is worth living. Then maybe she can learn to move on from this man and start taking the steps she needs to to start healing herself.
If any of you could pass this along in hopes of finding someone who could donate the littlest bit, it would help immensely! My mother is trying to be strong, especially in her time of need right now, and she doesn’t ask for help at all.
I don’t like asking for donations, because we are all in a very hard time for financial stability. But again, if you all could just pass this on, it would make my mom happier, and believe that she’s worth living.
The donations are sent through NAMI.org, a very good website advocating mental illnesses and help for those who suffer with depression, anxiety, and mental illness in general. She’s going to go walk for NAMI in two weeks. My mother wasn’t very active for almost 14 years after we moved here, and so seeing her getting out in public and staying healthy is hopeful.
Thank you for those of you who are taking the time to read this. Do not worry if you can’t donate a lot, because every little penny helps. If you do donate, know that you’re an incredibly nice person and are helping those who are suffering in the world very much!
I’m not an artist, or a writer, and I can’t create things like jewelry or blankets or anything crafty that I could sell. So donating to my mother is just a selfless act in itself. That’s why I’m not asking anyone to donate anything big, or anything at all. Just to pass this along in hopes that people who want to donate do in the littlest way possible for them. I know there’s so much that tumblr can accomplish, so it would be a big help if this got viral enough. Thank you in advance to all those who do pass it on!