Amudim Weekly Recap – From Pain to Peace

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Being a good parent and spouse while taking care of oneself and managing life’s daily stresses is often a juggling act. Add in untreated trauma and the balls begin to drop. But once Danny*, a 35-year-old husband and father, reached out to Amudim and began the treatment he needed, his future outlook lightened and dramatically improved.

When Danny called Amudim, he was suffering from debilitating anxiety and paranoia that were affecting his ability to function and interact with/provide for his family. After a full intake, our case manager discovered the underlying history that had brought Danny to this painful place.

He had grown up with his aunt and uncle after being taken out of his abusive parental setting; unfortunately, the physical/emotional abuse continued in his new home, the place he had been sent to find structure and safety. At seventeen, Danny ran away, hoping to escape and bury the pain. By twenty-two, he couldn’t function, and sought out a psychiatrist who prescribed medication to assist with his depression and anxiety.

While things seemed under control for a while, life’s stressors continued to increase as Danny married and had three children within a short time span. His fears spiraled to the point where he could no longer leave the house, constantly scared that something terrible would happen.

Amudim’s case manager reassured Danny that there was a way out of the cycle of paralyzing pain; she suggested he see a therapist specifically trained in childhood trauma. We also recommended that Danny’s wife be brought into the picture to fully understand the situation and seek her own therapeutic support. After several follow ups, we are happy to report that while Danny still has a long way to go, he is hopeful that with continued treatment and guidance, he will find his way to a place of healing and ability to fully rejoin the world, becoming the father, husband and person he has always yearned to be.

Mental health issues don’t exist in a vacuum; they affect not just the suffering individual but those who love him the most. If you or someone you know needs help, please do not hesitate to call. Amudim is here for guidance and support.

We work every day to change the lives of those in need. We need your help to continue these efforts.

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WEEK ENDING: August 14, 2020
78 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

  • 2 Anxiety
  • 8 At Risk Guidance
  • 3 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 1 Depression
  • 7 Domestic Violence
  • 10 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 1 Eating Disorder
  • 4 Mental Health
  • 2 Psych Emergencies
  • 3 Sex Addiction
  • 24 Sexual Abuse
  • 4 Suicide Prevention
  • 9 Therapy Referrals

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.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT

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After the COVID pandemic hit, Amudim immediately saw the global impact with a dramatic increase in calls for help. Individuals who were suffering based on quarantine/shutdown concerns. People who had lost their jobs, family members, their sense of stability and safety. We are grateful to have been able to step up to the plate to provide much needed assistance; and we could not have done any of this without the generous support of you, our community and partners.

UPCOMING EVENTS

#Run4Amudim

Join the team as we #Run4Amudim

Amudim is excited to announce our #Run4Amudim initiative in order to raise much needed funds for our essential mission.
Please visit run4amudim.com for details on how to sign up as a runner, sponsor, or to make a donation. We look forward to “running” as partners with you to support those who need our help.

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UPCOMING GROUPS

Presented by:
Dr. Hannah Hoch,
Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA

Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11

Amudim’s Parenting Online Support Group is a safe place to ask questions, get answers, and feel understood within a community of people trying to negotiate parenthood during a global crisis.

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Amudim

Workshop for Parents with
Dr. David Pelcovitz, Ph.D.

Thursday, August 27th,
8:30pm IST / 1:30pm EST

Renowned psychologist Dr. David Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus chair in psychology and Jewish education at Yeshiva University and serves as Chair of Amudim's Advisory Board.

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