It’s About To Get Real Generous: December Fundraiser

I met Zachary Reinstatler through Twitter through a shared interest in mental health. Zach is a non-traditional undergraduate student with dreams of becoming a psychologist and his own lived experience with mental health, trauma, and physical disabilities.

Zach

Zach and I have talked a lot. He has been so supportive with some of the things I have had to deal with this year, and he is driven and passionate about helping others. The field will be lucky to have him as a psychologist.

Zach has had to distance himself from support sources due to abuse, and he is not able to work full-time while in school due to his disabilities. He has had to rely on crowdfunding to support himself while in school, cover housing, buy groceries, and pay tuition, and for safety reasons, he has to keep his social media private, limiting the reach of his fundraising efforts.

This month, Zach was hit with an urgent bill to stay enrolled in school and prevent homelessness. He needs to raise $9,000 to pay the balance, with about half of that due now. He has applied for and received some emergency aid but still needs to raise more than $4,000 to pay off the balance.

My friend and It’s About to Get Real Unprofessional co-author, Dr. Katelyn, reached out to me last week with a wonderful idea. We should donate all IATGRU royalties for the month of December to Zach. All proceeds from sales until the end of the year will go directly to Zach. (Of course, we spoke with Zach and got his permission before writing this post!)

To break it down, every hard copy sale through Amazon equals $4 total in royalties. Every printable sold on Etsy equals $5 in royalties. So help us sell 1000 copies and pay off Zach’s bill! (Please remember this coloring book is not suitable for children.)

If you already have your copy, IATGRU is a great gift for therapists. Always check with your therapist before buying them a gift to make sure they are allowed to accept it! But your therapist friends will appreciate the stress relief.

You can learn more about Zach’s story here, and information about how to support Zach directly is available on their Linktree. Specific information on Zach’s most urgent needs are detailed here.

If you are unable to help directly, please consider sharing Zach’s story with your networks.

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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