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£240raised of £20,000 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £240 to Read my story, help me raise awareness and help me fund my MSc Psychology

    Funded on Thursday, 13th July 2017

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    Story

    My story
    *Traditionally, we know illness relates to a medical condition. However I have an illness that relates to alcohol misuse, depression and anxiety.
    *I never thought I would experience the struggles and battles I have had – ‘this doesn’t happen to people like me’ – educated, hardworking, social, career woman.
    *I had a dysfunctional, controlling and unhappy upbringing. Educationally the choices were made for me.
    *A decade ago the pain and failure from infidelity led me to turn to alcohol. For someone who was the life and soul of the party, I lost all self-worth and confidence.
    *This was the start of a rollercoaster - rehabs, more infidelity, divorce, courts, accusations, lies, emotional and mental torment. I had some incredibly dark times.
    *The ONLY positive outcome from the pain is my beautiful son who turned 8 today, so a poignant day to tell my story.
    *Sadly people sometimes affect the road to recovery, but I am getting the right help I need to cope and self-empower. I will eventually win that battle.
    *One significant change to get well is to get out of my career. I hate corporate world and as clichéd as it sounds I want to be doing something rewarding.
    *I applied for an MSc Psychology at University of Westminster, was interviewed and accepted last week. However, I don’t have the money to fund it – fees (£9k alone), books, travel, living expenses. I am determined to follow my dream so I asking for help, something really out of my comfort zone!
    *I am blessed to have an amazing network of friends.I have been judged by some but that's ok, it's to expected.
    *Catalyst a drug/alcohol organisation in Surrey have given me tremendous support. East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services are also now supporting me. I will make a donation to both organisations.
    * I hope my honesty will help others to seek help if they are struggling or in denial. The first step is to go and see a doctor. I don’t wish anyone suffering to go through what I have.

    Suki xxx

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      Supporters

      6

      • Cynthia Tang

        Cynthia Tang

        Jun 15, 2017

        You go girl!!

      • Karin Rooms

        Karin Rooms

        Jun 14, 2017

        Sweet Suki, so often I wondered how you are, it's seems you have been through tough times, but the only way is forward! Beautiful things will come your way... I send you lots of love!

        £30.00

      • G Mesgian

        G Mesgian

        Jun 14, 2017

        This is towards cake making lessons. 😉

        £30.00

      • Tamara Wallace

        Tamara Wallace

        Jun 14, 2017

        Good luck sweetie xxx ❤️

        £50.00

      • Emily nadelman

        Emily nadelman

        Jun 14, 2017

        Good on you girl!

        £10.00

      • Judith Netscher

        Judith Netscher

        Jun 13, 2017

        Good on you, you inspiring woman. Very proud of all you've done and are set to do. x

        £100.00

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