by Kathleen in Florida
I was molested sexually by my father, who murdered my mother when I was four and my brother was five. Yes, we witnessed it, but I just remembered all the details in the past two years. The molestation continued all my life. I was forced to choose between my father or a physically abusive boy friend at the age of 13.
I became addicted to cocaine and other drugs. When I got pregnant, I decided to change my life for my son's sake. I got a job; and supported my son by myself for more than 13 years. Then I got injured at work and I am back in a depression so bad that I can't even bring myself to get dressed or pay my own bills. I am on Medicare A & B and recently found out I have Hepatitis C. The donut in the prescription plan leaves me with no way to get my medications or receive any treatments for the Hepatitis C. With this hole in Medicare, my depression just seems to get worse. Help is needed for those of us who can not afford health care for mental illnesses and physical illnesses!
I am also raising my two little nieces who were abused by their biological mother, and I am trying to encourage and teach them to be able to ask for help when they need it. My brother is incarcerated on a bull-crap case and got 20 years for it. As children, we had to support ourselves so he had a history of criminal offenses for burglary. He needs mental help too, but instead we both are loosing the war with depression!