大约五年前，36岁的杰西（姓被扣掉）在医院生下儿子，she had a serious physical reaction to a new medication that left her paralyzed and unable to speak.She physically recovered,但发生了创伤后应激障碍（创伤后应激障碍),以及产后抑郁症and severe anxiety,and sought treatment.
Jessie tried everything her doctors and therapists recommended.Talk therapy.Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).Somatic experience therapy.Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).Art therapy.Trauma therapy.She tried alternative options like Reiki,水晶修复，and meditation.She joined a gym and began running.她去精神病住院治疗了两次。And she spent years trying different psychiatric medications: Zoloft.Valium.Klonopin。Ativan.Effexor.Topomax.Remeron.维布特林。Seraquil.Contrave.拉米塔尔。没有为她工作。
As the years passed,Jessie continued to research PTSD and learn about different treatments.She eventually learned abouteye movement desensitization and reprocessing(EMDR),一种治疗越南退伍军人创伤后应激障碍的成功方法。She tried to get two local therapists to treat her with EMDR,无济于事。然后她了解了加州一个专门从事治疗的中心。
The center had space for Jessie in their inpatient program,but the steep price tag made it impossible for her to go.杰西和她丈夫都在工作，but they could not afford the cost of the program,an absence from work,flights across the country,在孩子不在的时候照顾孩子。Jessie's insurance would not cover the treatment.
于是他们转向戈芬德。Jessie started acrowdfunding pagedetailing her mental health struggles and asking for help to access the care she desperately needs.She shared photographs of herself and her family and wrote in detail about her medical history,coming clean about something she never intended to make public.
"I thought,anything is worth going public,if I'm going to get the money to get the real help that I'll need," Jessie tellsGlamour."I'll do whatever it takes."
杰西从朋友那里得到134笔捐款，family,完全陌生，and raised enough to begin the treatment.She started EMDR and neurofeedback treatments earlier this year.
"It's just been overwhelming," she says."It's nothing that my husband and I ever could have imagined,the love and support and positivity."
Jessie is one of a growing number of people turning to crowdfunding to access mental health care.Sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring are commonly used to help raise money for care related to diseases or accidents,但是心理健康治疗基金的筹集正在增加。为什么？
For one thing,mental health issues are incredibly common.关于one in five American adultswill experience mental illness in any given year,andwomen report higher rates of depression and anxiety than mendo.但精神疾病和其他“隐形”疾病仍然有一种耻辱感。And adequate mental health care can be prohibitively expensive,as many mental health providers do not accept private insurance.As a result,Mental Health Americareports that 56 percent of adults in the U.S.with a mental illness do not receive the treatment they need.
"There's a very big problem with access to care," says Jeffrey Borenstein,M.D.,president & CEO of theBrain & Behavior Research Foundation."A lot of the insurance companies put barriers up for treatment… [sometimes] they need to approve the care and they may not,or the level of reimbursement is too low for the type of care that's needed… so people often have to pay out of pocket for treatment."