The D’Amore Solution to Mental Health Disorders
We Heal With Heart
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Mental Health Disorders progress in silence, distortion and literally create more disorder. The mental illness deepens and broadens in the quiet and the dark. Also, any mental illness reduces self-efficacy (the ability to problem solve through life’s unexpected events) and human connection. In the silence, shame’s voice(s) have power. But, in D’Amore’s care, shame has no home. Our patients learn to live independently with their diagnosis. Dignity replaces shame and problem-solving overpowers isolation.
D’AMORE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM
The D’Amore Mental Health treatment program is a multi-faceted recovery program that evaluates, identifies, and addresses challenges to sustainable recovery. Inpatient Mental Health treatment at D’Amore Healthcare is built on evidence-based practices along with best-in-class interdisciplinary clinical services team and patient-specific planning.
D’Amore Healthcare treats the following needs:
OCD / Anxiety / Panic Disorders
Trauma / PTSD
ADD / ADHD
Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders
Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorders
Dual Diagnosis, mental illness alongside
Psychotic Disorder Due to a Medical Condition
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
D’AMORE HEALTHCARE RESIDENTIAL INPATIENT ADVANTAGE
D’Amore Healthcare recognizes that many patients are not finding the answers they need at the hospital. In fact, D’Amore Healthcare has established the highest level of care in a small, intimate residential setting. Prior to admission or upon intake, most patients explain feeling some or, all of the following:
Overwhelmed and confused
Dysthymic: low energy and drive, low self-esteem and a low capacity for pleasure
Cast aside, neglected, rejected, alienated or, stigmatized
Restless, anxious or, fearful
Abused, traumatized or, exploited
The combination of any of the above or even one of these persistent mental states contributes to a lower quality of life, strained relationships and impaired productivity. Commonly, the disappointment and disenchantment in life is the frame for a new, fresh canvas. A mental illness diagnosis is the beginning of authentic and abundant life for D’Amore Healthcare’s patients.
As the trusted highest level of care, D’Amore provides resources and tools that a patient can’t find when they are under the chemical restraint of a hospital or, in the dullness of board and care. Finding and enjoying mental wellness deserves so much more. In fact, our intensive program is set apart for the brave, relentless person who wants a better life and demands dignity and options in the process. Accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by State of California Community Care Licensing (Department of Social Services and Department of Health Care Services), D’Amore Healthcare provides stabilization, a foundation for mental wellness.
Stabilization is achieved through the following therapeutic modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Positive Psychology and D’Amore’s Signature Positive Reinforcement Program, “Build Me Up”
Strategic Family Therapy
Integrative Functional Medicine
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IS VITAL DURING ADDICTION RECOVERY
From depression to anxiety or trauma, there are many mental health disorders that can influence or cause an addiction. Specifically, many adults who struggle with substance abuse don’t even realize they have a mental health problem. Therefore, D’Amore Healthcare believes it is imperative to complete an assessment in order to develop the proper, personalized treatment plan for your specific needs.
Admitted patients with a mental health disorder and addiction will be best suited for a dual diagnosis program.
D’AMORE HEALTHCARE’S DUAL DIAGNOSIS PROGRAM
Our dual diagnosis program simultaneously treats any addiction and mental health treatment. In fact, treating one without the other would create complications during recovery. Patients would also risk relapse. For this reason, our dual diagnosis program will dive into the root causes of addiction through therapy.
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER FACTS
Whether you’re aware of it or not, chances are you know someone who has been personally affected by a mental health disorder. Overall, only about half of those affected receive treatment. For example, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Among many symptoms, prevalence can be masked by; working too much, coping at happy hour, marital strife, abuse of prescription medications, fits of rage, and escalating from legal drugs to illegal drugs. Thus, leading to a strong sense of helplessness. Research on mental health epidemiology shows that mental disorders are common throughout the United States. This affects tens of millions of people each year. Our compassion and medicine find creative ways to reward a new order, little by little. Our BMU and BUILD ME UP EMPLOYER™ programs even recognize the power of reward in the continuum of behavior change and human dignity. With so many people suffering from mental illness or addiction, D’Amore emerged with attainable, simple daily steps
ADULTS LIVING WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
Mental illness is different than cancer or a broken leg. In fact, getting an accurate diagnosis requires looking at feelings, experiences, behaviors, social patterns and physical health.
Most of all, don’t be afraid to reach out if you or someone you know needs help.
According to Colton, Manderscheid, and Parks (2006), individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions. In fact, adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than other Americans. Consequently, adults live longer when they seek treatment.
THE JOURNEY OF THE WARRIOR
In stride with Pema Chodron’s articulate observation, patients who complete D’Amore Healthcare’s program are considered warriors. “So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that is the journey of the warrior.” The warrior knows the heat of fear, knows chaos. Yet, seizes their own space, to discover and rely on new tools, while developing skills and a resilient support system while taking simple steps every day toward the goal. This progression is bigger than any diagnosis.
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