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Dear Amudim Family,
Atypical situations require a thorough and nuanced approach to assess how we can most effectively and accurately support someone’s needs. While it can sometimes take several wrong tries to reach the right solution, once it is found, a person’s path to recovery can become a hopeful reality.
Naomi’s* parents reached out to Amudim based on their rabbi’s referral when their multiple attempts at therapy for her and their family were unsuccessful. Naomi had dealt with loss and trauma as a child, and subsequently developed significant anxiety combined with obsessions, compulsions and irregular physical movements.
After a full intake, it was clear to our case manager that Naomi required a full psychiatric evaluation to reach a proper diagnosis. We worked with the parents to arrange an evaluation, but once the results came in, Naomi became non-compliant and was refusing any therapy or medication. Her disorder was preventing her from thinking logically; and together with her psychiatrist and parents, we determined that Naomi needed a short-term residential program in order to understand what she is dealing with and accept and learn the tools to deal with it.
Our case manager worked with Naomi’s parents to find the best placement, and Naomi has recently begun treatment. We also recommended that the parents continue their own therapy so as to best support their daughter through her challenges and manage their own emotions as well.
While there is still a difficult road ahead, we are optimistic that now that Naomi is getting the correct help that she needs, she and her family will find a way to heal and move forward.
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact us anytime.
*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.