Having a Bad Mourning

March 12, 2021

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Dealing with the loss of a close friend or loved one is never easy. It often brings up feelings of grief, guilt and other painful emotions. But if someone is able to find the right guidance to learn coping mechanisms and find a way to move forward, he/she can progress to a healthy and happy place while preserving positive memories of the one who has passed away.
 
Daniel*, 25, reached out to Amudim for help after his family, concerned about his well-being, had encouraged him to call. He had recently lost a close friend to illness and found himself in a dark place. Daniel was unable to regulate his emotions, feeling either completely disconnected or flooded to the point where he couldn’t function. He blamed himself for his friend’s death even though there was no logical reason to do so; but our feelings often don’t follow the logical path. Daniel had reached the point where he felt isolated, was considering quitting his job, and had difficulty engaging in daily life experiences and relationships with family and friends.  
 
Thankfully, after conducting a full intake, our case manager and Daniel agreed that therapy was necessary and the best option to deal with his pain and find a way past it. He began intense weekly sessions, learning to cope with both the loss of this friend and an older trauma he had never confronted of almost losing his mother to cancer when he was a young boy.
 
Daniel has been in therapy for two years now, and remains in touch with his case manager at Amudim to update her on his progress or sometimes just seek a sympathetic ear or additional guidance. The healing that comes with time and the right support has thankfully begun to take effect. 
 
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact us anytime. Amudim is here to guide each individual towards the appropriate help he/she needs.
 
*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

WEEK ENDING: March 12, 2021
176 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.
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