I've had numerous experiences in my life where I can't get any help because I don't fit into any of the proper categories.
When I was homeless, I got little help because I'm not a person of color, I don't have children, not married, not disabled (at the time), I don't have a criminal record, I'm not a drug addict or alcoholic and the list goes on.
When I was in college, I couldn't get scholarships if my life depended on it. Again, not a POC, not a mom, not married, not disabled (I was, by this time, but not by government standards). Also, I wasn't going into a technical field (English major). I wasn't a genius with an off the charts GPA. I applied for everything I could find. Even the ones where I fit the criteria, I got denied. Didn't have the recovering from addiction story. I had the homeless to college story which led to multiple newspaper articles and broadcast news but no funding for expenses.
When I was unemployed for three years, I couldn't get any benefits due to all the aforementioned reasons.
Now, I'm trying to get help through MHMR and feel like my caseworkers are just throwing me by the wayside because I don't have any of those issues. I applied for SSDI and was denied. Need to call liaison so we can do the app again so I can get denied three more times before I come close to possibly getting SSDI assistance.
Anyway, has anyone experienced anything similar?
I sometimes think I should just go commit a crime so I can get help. Can't get knocked up due to a health issue but I'd even go to that extreme, if I could.
Jesus Fucking Christ, I did not expect such discrimination, hatred and assumptions from people who lament about being treated in the same manner due to their lack of belief.