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March 17, 2023
Worthy and Worth the Fight
Kayla* was hesitant to reach out to Amudim; but her best friend had spent years watching the dysfunction that existed in Kayla’s home, and she finally convinced Kayla that she didn’t have to live that way.
March 10, 2023
Regular Life, Real Pain
No one reacts to any given event in the same way; everyone has been dealt a hand in life that involves challenges; and all people are entitled to support with whatever difficulty they are facing.
March 3, 2023
A Purim Letter, to My Kids and Yours
By: Rabbi Zvi Gluck
It wasn’t all that long ago that Purim was that long-awaited day where you got to dress up in costume, enjoyed the whirlwind of activity with your friends and relatives and got to indulge in a lot more candy than usual.
February 24, 2023
A Fight Worth Winning
We have seen how drugs can destroy a person’s life. But Amudim is fighting this battle daily to help those who need support in freeing themselves from addiction.
February 17, 2023
Alone is a Hard Place To Be
People face all too many challenges and pain every day; and while resilience can be found in the worst of circumstances, without any support, it is almost impossible for someone to fight past the hand he/she has been dealt. Amudim is here to ensure that every individual knows that there is someone who cares and is happy to provide resources and assistance.
February 10, 2023
The Body Always Knows
All trauma leaves scars, whether physical, emotional, or a combination of the two. The mind and body will eventually let us know in a myriad of ways that something is wrong, even if the causes are deeply buried.
February 3, 2023
To quote the great sage Hillel, “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?” While there are numerous interpretations of this idea and it certainly does not convey the idea that a person should be selfish, it does represent the essential concept that there is a healthy space to be found between taking care of our own needs and helping others.
January 27, 2023
Navigating a Difficult Journey
As Kayla* was approaching the end of her junior year of high school, she began suffering first from minor breakdowns that eventually escalated to psychotic episodes. She had struggled with mental health challenges for several years; but the situation had worsened...
January 20, 2023
So many of us strive for perfection and feel mixed emotions of guilt or shame when we don’t reach our self set goals. But sometimes, that need can represent a more significant issue that must be addressed.
January 13, 2023
Something is Missing
Zev* is a 33 year-old with a successful and flourishing career. That has been his focus since graduating college; and he recently made the significant move from the East coast, where he grew up, to the Midwest, to pursue a new job opportunity.
January 6, 2023
Unpacking the Baggage, Unraveling the Damage
It had been many years since Avi* spoke of the sexual abuse he had experienced as a teenager; he assumed that with time the wounds would heal. At 33 years of age he reached out for help after experiencing bouts of anxiety and panic attacks.
December 30, 2022
A Daughter…and Mom…In Need
This week’s story is one of a child in crisis due to prior abuse, and how it affected the entire family. Read about how they reached out for help, healed as individuals and as a family unit, and where they are today.