Support me in attending the Nedley Residential 10-day Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. I'm excited to get the professional help that I've needed for a while now. :-) Read more below. Thank you for your time!
I've hit 10% of my goal. Thank you all for your support!
Hello family and friends!
You’re probably wondering why you’re here. I’ll get to the point. Lol.
I got accepted into the Nedley 10-day Residential Depression and Anxiety Program held in person at Weimar, CA, for its April session.
This 10-day intensive program is the most comprehensive treatment program for depression and anxiety available in the United States.
With the full support of my parents, family, and some friends, I took a step toward holistic healing and applied to the program.
I humbly appeal to you, family and friends if you feel inclined to donate toward my road to wellness. I know that your investment will not go in vain as this is something that I’m looking forward to doing. I will receive the help I’ve needed for a long time. It just took a long time to admit it.
No donation is too small.
My family helped with the initial $2,000 deposit (which goes toward the total), and $6,900 is left to be raised.
The picture above is what your donations will help toward, as well as much more.
You can see a comprehensive list of what resources and help I will receive by clicking this link,
If you cannot give monetarily, your prayers are more than welcome!
If you care to know more about why I've decided to enter the program, you can read further.
I finished my undergrad in December and came home for break. Since January, I have been helping take care of my brother’s children as he has been ill, and my sister-in-law landed a new job. After being in school for 5 years and away from home for almost 10 years, I was delighted to spend time with my nieces and nephews! My break ended up being longer than I originally planned.
On March 14th, I found myself suddenly waking up at 3 am. Rapid thoughts kept running. This continued for 4 days. Waking up every 2 hours and not going into REM sleep, this would continue for another week. My mind was unbalanced.
Then, I became physically sick.
On March 17th, my brother fell severely ill and was taken to the ER. He was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and was hospitalized.
The next day I went to the ER because of my sickness, and because of my brother’s situation, my anxiety and stress heightened.
I was diagnosed with a viral infection with continued lack of sleep, diarrhea, vomiting, and coughing. I hardly ever get sick, but my body caved in, especially mentally, because of a lack of proper sleep and not eating much. The doctor just prescribed me some medications that weren't targeting the root of everything.
Despite the physical sickness, I finally sought help for my mental wellness, and through a suggestion from someone whom I met on a facebook heath and wellness group, I could be dealing with depression or anxiety on top of everything.As a person who has been on the go for the past 12 years, I would have never thought. But here I am.After partaking in the comprehensive interview, and they accepted me, a part of me tried to talk myself out of thinking that I didn't need this anymore. That I was ok. But I was desperate to get help, and the opportunity was in front of me.
As someone who has plans to eventually go back to school for her Master’s in Counseling and a supporter of mental wellness, I never imagined that I’d be attending a program like this. Ironically.This wasn't an overnight thing, but a build up over years of being heavily involved in ministry and not having healthy boundaries, catering to the needs of others while compromising my own, and neglecting my mental health. It is no one's fault, but my own. The signs were there, but something always distracted me. Now, I have nothing awaiting for me to run to, and my life is an open slate.
I have had a real encounter with the understanding that depression and anxiety look different in everyone.
Though some anxiety is natural for me, I didn’t think I had depression, but I scored 15/27, which is moderate. So I’m trying to get help before it gets more difficult for me to acknowledge what I am dealing with, which I still don’t fully understand.
I do understand that I can pray over all of this, which I have, but an opportunity to get professional help through an excellent proven program is just as wise. This has been a prayer that has long run its course, and is finally being answered in a way that I see God leading in.
Your prayers and support mean the world to me. I have a positive outlook on all this, and I look forward to seeing God’s hands helping me navigate through this season of my life. I don't know what will unveil through this experience, but I am ready to fully immerse myself in all that the program offers.
I genuinely believe that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. As it says in the book of James, I count it all a joy and am willing to move forward in faith.
Thank you for reading and being here for me.
Thank you for your love and prayers!
May God bless you tenfold.With love,
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