"Malinda Ann Hill decided to resume treatment for her eating disorder almost as soon as she shifted to working remotely in March 2020.”
Trapped in the House With an Eating Disorder
By Virginia Sole-Smith
The New York Times
March 31, 2021
It has not been easy for me to share my story and ask for help even when I know I desperately need help.
I have been struggling greatly with an eating disorder relapse that was exacerbated by the pandemic and the stalking I have experienced for over 11 years.
I entered my first virtual partial hospital program on March 22, 2010 and left my second virtual partial hospital program on June 30, 2020 because I had to return to work.
I am currently suffering from another serious relapse that worsened after another stalking incident on January 31, 2021.
I entered my third virtual partial hospital program on March 15, 2021. Unfortunately, I was unexpectedly discharged from the program on on May 14, 2021 because the virtual program had to close suddenly and I was unable to attend the program in person.
I entered my first virtual intensive outpatient program on May 17, 2021 while I continue to attend virtual peer support groups.
I am waiting to receive assessments with the only other two eating disorder programs that are in-network with my insurance.
I am currently on my second medical leave of absence from work so I am struggling financially, emotionally and physically.
On July 1, I must pay $3,800 to continue treatment since my coverage starts over with a new medical plan administrator.
If you can donate $5 (or more if you are able) to fund my continued treatment after July 1, I would greatly appreciate your financial assistance.
If you cannot afford to help me at this time, I understand.
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
Malinda Ann Hill
June 1, 2021
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