Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Eating Disorder Treatment Fundraiser for Malinda Ann Hill


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

(UPDATED on August 31, 2021)

It has been difficult to share my story and ask for the help I desperately need.

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 .

On March 23, 2020, I was admitted into a virtual partial hospital program (PHP) for eating disorders. 

On May 5, 2020, I transferred to another virtual PHP.

On June 30, 2020, I was discharged from virtual PHP because I couldn’t afford to continue treatment and had to return to work.

On January 31, 2021, another stalking incident triggered another serious relapse.

On March 15, 2021, I was re-admitted to the virtual PHP for eating disorders. 

On May 14, 2021, I was unexpectedly discharged from PHP because virtual program had to suddenly close.

On May 17, 2021, I was admitted to virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) for mental health while continuing to attend virtual peer support groups for my eating disorder.

On July 20, 2021, I was suddenly discharged from IOP because the team recommended residential treatment.

On August 17, 2021, I was admitted to a virtual PHP for eating disorders.

On August 31, 2021, I was notified that my employment status is terminated on October 1 and I will lose my health insurance on November 1.

I continue to struggle emotionally, physically and financially.

If you are able to help me continue treatment by donating $5, I’d greatly appreciate your support.

If you cannot afford to donate, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

GoFundMe Fundraiser


Monday, June 14, 2021

RISE - Photo Book Celebrating Diversity, Lived Experience and ANAD's 45th Anniversary


RISE, a coffee table photo book project celebrating diversity, lived experience and ANAD's 45th Anniversary (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders).

Last year, Kristen Kidd Photography raised $1,000 for ANAD with her photo project. Now, she's working on "Rise," a coffee table book that will celebrate diversity, lived experience, and ANAD's 45th anniversary! If you would like to be featured, sign up here: kkpmodelcall.com 💜

Celebrate Your Truest Self

Currently accepting submission from individual's to be featured in the 2021 coffee table book, Rise.

(benefiting ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders).

That's right. We want to change the conversation about what resilience and strength means by celebrating body and soul diversity.

This beautiful 10x8 hardcover book will share the stories of individuals whose lives have been personally touched by an eating disorder and who have journeyed through recovery finding hope.

Each individual selected for feature in the book (with their story) becomes an official Rise sponsor and will receive the following:

- Luxury photographic experience

- Cinematic slideshow reveal following photo experience

- Access to our gallery of options for fine art design and purchase, with a $500 credit included.

- Feature in Rise, the coffee table book

- Your first copy of Rise

- The bliss of knowing that your experience makes ANAD's mission of hope possible.

Scroll down to see more project details.

We're SO excited about the impact your story is going to make for individuals everywhere! Take a moment to fill out our contact form and we will get back to you shortly. We can't wait to hear the story of your journey through recovery!

www.kkpmodelcall.com

The Five Steps To Join Movement:

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a partner with the
#RiseCoffeeTableBook project.

Here are the 5 basic steps of your photographic experience.

Request your story be featured using the form on this page.

A Kristen Kidd Photography team member will reach out to connect with you to answer any questions and provide you with additional details of the project.

We will then assist you in scheduling to be photographed by Kristen Kidd Photography.

Kristen Kidd Photography will then treat you to their complete, one of a kind empowering photographic experience. Starting with Discovery all the way through your photography reveal.

At your photography reveal you will view your photographs and our gallery of fine art options will be made available to you for design and purchase.

Join us in in 2022 for the official book release.

kristenkiddphotography.com

anad.org




Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Malinda Ann Hill's Eating Disorder Treatment Fund on GoFundMe



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, 2020 and was discharged from 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 to fund my continued treatment, I'd greatly appreciate your financial assistance.

If you cannot afford to donate, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

Malinda Ann Hill
June 1, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Can I Believe You?


Devastated by the sudden death of someone who helped me on my journey towards recovery.

Thanks to each person I’ve encountered on my path who has made such an impact on my life.

Grateful for every moment of connection or inspiration, no matter how brief or profound. 

The pain I feel when the connection ends shows me how much I still care.

Thinking of everyone grieving this tremendous loss.

Self Portrait by Malinda Ann Hill

My journey of recovery from as eating disorder relapse as of June 7, 2021.

Before the pandemic, I participated in the Portraits of Health Project by John Cruice Photography.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

My journey of recovery from an eating disorder is similar to my experience with running. My path has not been linear – there have been steps forwards and steps backwards. I take one step at a time – sometimes joyfully, sometimes painfully. I decided to share my experience, strength and hope in the midst of my journey so that others know that they are not alone and healing is possible.

Unfortunately, I continue to struggle greatly on my path.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Malinda Ann Hill

On March 31, I shared my story with Virginia Sole-Smith in her New York Times article “Trapped in the House with an Eating Disorder” to help raise awareness.

Trapped in the House with an Eating Disorder

On May 14, I was discharged from a virtual partial hospitalization program I began on March 15 because the program suddenly closed.

On May 17, I received authorization to attend a virtual intensive outpatient program while waiting for assessments from the only two virtual eating disorder programs approved by my insurance.

As I continue on my path of recovery, I’m supporting the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), writing about my experience and compiling information.

It has not been easy to find virtual treatment options during the pandemic and NEDA offers support and resources.

If you’ve found help or you’re willing to share your experience, please comment below.

Thank you for your kind words and support.

Current theme song on repeat:
“Can I Believe You” by Fleet Foxes

Can I believe you?
Can I believe you?
Can I ever know your mind?
Am I handing you mine?
Do we both confide?

I see it eat through every word I sow
See what you need to, do you doubt it's yours?
Now I'm learning the ropes, never get this close
I've been wounded before
Hasn't let me go

It never got less strange, 
showing anyone just a bare face
If I don't, well, nothing will change
Staying under my weather all day

Can I believe you when you say I'm good?
I didn't need to when I wished you would
No it isn't enough
Never held that much
Now another way up
Been a row too rough

It never got less strange, 
showing anyone just a bare face
But if I don't, well, nothing will change
Staying under my weather all day

Lately I'm wondering too
What type of desire I can break
When I'm one way with them, one with you
What half is it of me rearranged?

Can I believe you?
Can I believe you?
I want to need you
I want to need you
Can I believe you?
Can I believe you?

Songwriter: Robin Pecknold

Can I Believe You on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert