We talk about “buzz” words, those trending terms that float around social media or in professional circles. You might have recently heard of trauma referred to in terms of the lower and capital T. There’s a common misconception that only people who have endured a “capital T event” face major lasting effects; moreover, some individuals who can’t pin their struggles on a significant past trauma feel unjustified in their feelings or embarrassed to seek help. Amudim’s goal is to dispel this myth. 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.
Elana* is a sophomore in high school with good grades, many friends, and a stable home life. Yet she was feeling alone and unhappy to the point of struggling with daily or routine activities, and it seemed like she had no one to speak with who would understand.
After noticing Elana’s distress and seeing that it wasn’t subsiding, one of her friends decided to ask how she was feeling. Elana hesitantly shared her recent emotional lows; and her friend recommended calling Amudim based on her own experience when she needed help.
Our case manager immediately reassured Elana that she had made the right decision; and that going through each day feeling depressed and isolated was more than enough reason to reach out for guidance. She referred Elana to a therapist specializing in teens/adolescents and whose office is not far from Elana’s home. There were no major red flags or surprises that arose during their conversation; Elana was struggling, and her case manager was there to help find a solution.
Several months later, we are happy to report that Elana is feeling a positive change in her mood and increased enjoyment in the daily activities of high school life. For the first time in almost a year, Elana feels hopeful that things can be better; and she remains in touch with her case manager whenever she needs a sympathetic ear or advice.
If you or someone you know is facing any sort of difficulty, 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.
Crisis are not limited to physical pain, illness, and ailment. First Response is so much more than taking vitals, giving first aid and administering CPR.
Join us for a 45 min FREE remote or live training. This training will teach participants how to respond to mental health crisis.
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