I Just Wish Someone Would Listen

December 10, 2021

Dear Amudim Family,
 
Being alone and far from family is never easy. So many individuals are going through their lives feeling isolated yet not knowing where to turn for support or even a friend to talk to. But when a person is ready to reach out for help and finds the right resources to guide them, it can make the world seem like a far less frightening and hopeless place. We should always be on the lookout for those people who are just yearning for some understanding and someone to notice their pain, to notice them. It’s all any of us are really looking for. 
 
Naomi*, a 30 year-old woman living on her own and geographically far from her family or any support, reached out to Amudim seeking help with depression. She described her struggles over the last two years based on a combination of feeling lonely and having lost her steady job due to the pandemic. A neighbor she occasionally spoke with suggested that she call Amudim, and Naomi finally worked up the courage to pick up the phone. 
 
For the past few months, our case manager has been working with Naomi to provide guidance and a sympathetic listening ear. Naomi shared that she had a negative history with therapy and was hesitant to seek treatment. Thankfully, after finally feeling supported and that she had found a safe space to talk, Naomi agreed to see someone; and we were able to find a therapist who could work around Naomi’s erratic work schedule and with whom Naomi felt comfortable sharing her feelings and thoughts. 
 
Naomi continued regular calls with her case manager, who learned about Naomi’s history of childhood trauma tied to depression; and she encouraged Naomi to bring this up with her therapist, who will hopefully assist her patient with getting to the root of the issues and finding the best course of treatment to move forward.
 
Naomi is currently still in therapy and reports being in a better state of mental health; she and her case manager are still in touch on a biweekly basis. We hope that with time and support, Naomi will soon see her way to a path of recovery and happiness. 
 
 
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact us anytime. 
You are not alone.
 
*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

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