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I am 29 years old and have suffered the symptoms of depression for most of my life. My earliest memories are of being a little kid and crying and wishing I'd never been born. I have never been officially diagnosed but I suffer all the symptoms : crying all the time, lack of interest in anything, don't want to get out of bed, etc. When everything in my life is "normal" I am for the most part fine, maybe a tad emotional. But lately I've been a mess. I have a parent who is dying from cancer. I work salary in a stressful job (around 60 hours a week), I am now getting garnished 25% of my check every week so with rent, car payment, utilities, credit card bills I don't even have money to cover those now let alone food or gas. I can't get the garnishment reduced since I have no dependents. I can't even function at work because of my constant crying meltdowns so I am scared I will soon be fired. My boyfriend recently broke up with me because of my being "unstable" and "not positive". I have no money to see a doctor or get medication and I don't think I would qualify for any sliding fee clinic since my paychecks are not low income before the taxes and garnishment get taken out even though my bills now outweigh what money I take home. Are there any suggestions out there for me ? I feel so helpless and can't stop crying.