Since the start of her teenage years, 16-year-old Cadence has struggled with anxiety and depression linked to childhood bullying and a chaotic home life. The Covid-19 pandemic and the move to remote learning caused further isolation, anxiety, and severe depression.
The pandemic also meant that her father (a non-US resident) was not able to return to the US for over 18-months. In 2021, he lost his job. The family's medical insurance doesn't cover mental health treatment and they aren't eligible for any government support programs.
This Mollybird will go towards an outstanding hospital bill, the cost of intensive outpatient treatment, and recommended biofeedback therapy, equine therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy.