No man is an island, and a person’s problems impact others, especially those closest to him. Some cases span time and across a family, which require a multi pronged approach. But with the right continuity of care, we aim to increase the chances of a positive outcome for all involved.
Adina* originally called Amudim five years ago regarding her son, Donny*, a high school dropout using drugs and facing legal challenges. Adina had no idea what to do; she was terrified that Donny was on a road to destroying his chance of a viable future.
Our case manager conducted an assessment and reached out to both the therapist and psychiatrist that Donny was seeing. They concluded that teenage residential treatment was the best option to get Donny the best assistance. The case manager found a terrific program that accepted the family’s health insurance; Donny was accepted and showed tremendous improvement upon discharge. The program also educated the family on how to best support Donny and ensure their own mental health. After a year of consistent follow up, the situation had stabilized, and Amudim closed the case.
Just two months ago, Adina again reached out, happy to report that Donny is doing really well, but that his younger sister, Sara*, has been struggling, and that since the pandemic, Adina and her husband have faced marital challenges. We were able to reconnect the family with its original case manager, who sought out resources to help with the new difficulties. She located a marital therapist for the couple, and they began weekly sessions. While Sara was resistant to help, she became more open to the idea once she learned that her parents were in therapy, realizing that they all needed assistance moving forward. Our case manager recommended a therapist specializing in adolescent patients, and Sara began treatment.
We continue to stay in touch with the family to ensure that everyone is getting the right support; we hope that in time, they will regain the belief of creating a happy future as individuals and a cohesive family unit.
If you or someone you know is struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Amudim is just a phone call away and here to help.
*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes
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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