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Even a year ago, my shame and guilt kept me from reaching out for help, and my pride from accepting the blessings that I so desperately need. It's my time to reach out- because we can never receive help until we ask.

My name is Payton Smith-German, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder - mental illnesses that have plagued me for most of my life from trauma resulting from a brutal assault at the age of 12. I've only just been able to reach those memories, and now it's my strength and will to live that guides me to the ultimate coping mechanism: psychotherapy. 

After almost a full decade of misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis - medication after medication - and thousands of dollars spent in my desperate plea to find a better life for myself, I've finally found the care that I so desperately need in a psychotherapist close to home.

As a full-time employee of the University Systems of Georgia and the state government, I do not have access to quality healthcare that covers the weekly costs of a $166 appointment - let alone access to a salary that pays for groceries for my family too. My husband and I have saved every penny we can, but still fall short for basic necessities, let alone regular medical care. 

Family and friends, if you even have a few dollars to help me on this journey to mental wellness, I'll be able to meet my deductible and finally find peace, light, and hope at the end of this long and horrifying tunnel of trauma and struggle. Therapy is my best bet to get out from under the thumb of chemical medication that I've become addicted to over years of poor psychiatric care, and now I look to the future of a happy, whole, and healthy woman that I so desperately hope to be one day.

I don't ask for a miracle. I ask for hope, blessings, and the compassion that resides inside all. Thank you so much for listening and for your well-wishes in my long road to becoming whole again. Much love to you all.

Rebecca Mackelprang

2019-03-05 17:24:09

Hey! Sorry this took so long. Really hope everything goes well for you.

Anonymous

2019-01-24 00:41:02

I’m sorry it’s not much, but here are my last $5.

Sarah Torres

2019-01-23 22:02:53

Payton, although we have drifted apart in recent years, so many of my best memories from being in school are with you. I can't give much. My husband and I don't have much, but I want nothing more than for you to get better. You deserve a healthy and happy life. I'm sorry I can't do more. I'll never forget nights we stayed up all night talking, or making fun of a certain boy I had a horrible crush on. You'll always be a very special person to me. I'm sorry we haven't kept up, but I hope so much that you reach your goal and are able to get the help you need.

Appointment 2!!!
January 30, 2019, 8:51 am

Thank you all so much for your contributions. Thank you, endlessly. I am so, so incredibly blessed with an army of people. My childhood friends: bless you. I'm sorry I wasn't okay when we were close, and I'm sorry that I kept such an inner-turmoil quietly on the sidelines. I'm blown away at your compassion. With your help, I was able to go to my second appointment with the best doctor I could have ever hoped for. Our goals are to create peace inside myself, so that these broken fragments of my own personality can eventually be at peace and become whole again. 2 appointments down, a lifetime of happiness to go. 

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Hey! Sorry this took so long. Really hope everything goes well for you.

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I’m sorry it’s not much, but here are my last $5.

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Sarah Torres

240 day(s) ago

Payton, although we have drifted apart in recent years, so many of my best memories from being in school are with you. I can't give much. My husband and I don't have much, but I want nothing more than for you to get better. You deserve a healthy and happy life. I'm sorry I can't do more. I'll never forget nights we stayed up all night talking, or making fun of a certain boy I had a horrible crush on. You'll always be a very special person to me. I'm sorry we haven't kept up, but I hope so much that you reach your goal and are able to get the help you need.

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