by Jerie in Georgia
Hello my name is Jerie. I am presently residing in Georgia undergoing the stigma, labeling, and misdiagnosing of Mental Illness as a result of one call over twenty years ago. I have been in and out of ER, hospitals, mental health facilities. I am out of work, involved in criminal abuse, and medical abuse. I am improperly medicated, and kept from providing for my family, church, and normal life for over half of my life thus far.
I see stories on TV and talk with other advocates, and seek assistance and I am led back to square one every time. I am fed up with the mistreatment, neglect, misdiagnosing, and lack of employment for myself. I am attempting to enter training soon to assist myself, but things would be much easier if I had better support, guidance, and understanding. I am presently on Medicaid.
I have been on so many different treatments that I got sick and dropped out of the advocacy and race for support and help. I am a single mother raising three daughters, living in public housing, and I am struggling just to eat and get by daily. I was able to work, perform, and function many years ago, but it was very slow. Medication was slowing my thought processes down to where I had to sleep, rest, and be under strict pacing of myself. It has been extremely difficult for me just to live, survive, and carry on daily activities without assistance.
I am reaching out for help, advocacy, support, protection, and guidance. I am also seeking employment, part-time; and I am a devoted lover of computers when access is available to me. No harm Intended only advocacy, support, and a voice along with proper medical care. Coping has become an extremely enormous difficulty for me and my family.