Prolonged Grief: Is There an Appropriate Length of Mourning?

Prolonged Grief: Is There an Appropriate Length of Mourning?

The grief that accompanies a traumatic life event can often feel like a burden of desperation and hopelessness to those forced to carry it.   And, unfortunately, that’s almost everyone. 72% of people recently surveyed said they have gone through a heavy mourning...
Can Emotional Trauma Cause PTSD? The Effects of Emotional Abuse

Can Emotional Trauma Cause PTSD? The Effects of Emotional Abuse

When we talk about PTSD, we often think about physical trauma. This can be, for example, physical or sexual assault, wars or terrorist attacks, and accidents. Nonetheless, this is only part of the story. Research, in fact, has shown that other factors can contribute...
What Are the Signs of Complicated Grief Disorder?

What Are the Signs of Complicated Grief Disorder?

Every single person feels grief after a traumatic event. It’s normal, and it’s a necessary part of the healing process.  But sometimes this grief gets too overwhelming and goes too far and turns into something else entirely. We’ve put together this...
Is Hoarding a Sign of Mental Illness?

Is Hoarding a Sign of Mental Illness?

You may have noticed that the topic of mental health is becoming more widely discussed. That’s because about 1 in 4 adults in America suffers from a diagnosable mental illness each year. Getting a diagnosis for your mental illness can make all the difference....
Hypersomnia and Depression

Hypersomnia and Depression

More than 264 million people around the world suffer from depression, with many more experiencing periodic symptoms. While there are a few types of depression, disturbed sleep patterns tend to impact most forms of it.  Some people who are depressed may experience...
What is Dysthymia: Understanding Persistent Depressed Mood

What is Dysthymia: Understanding Persistent Depressed Mood

Did you know there are multiple types of depressive disorders? For some people who experience chronic feelings of hopelessness or inability to enjoy good news in their lives, their depression manifests as something called dysthymia. So what is dysthymia? It’s a...
John Emma Shares his Story with Crosspoint Church

John Emma Shares his Story with Crosspoint Church

John Emma, one of D’Amore Mental Health’s Founders and CFO, was featured by Crosspoint Church in Huntington Beach.  If you would like to know more about his journey, please read his story Progress Not Perfection on CrosspointHB.
Returning to Work After Quarantine

Returning to Work After Quarantine

While many Americans are still out of work, some businesses have begun reopening, ending our pandemic staycations. Some people have been able to enjoy self-quarantine while others have started to lose their sanity over it. And, working from home has also received...
Introducing Kevin Saysana: Admissions Specialist

Introducing Kevin Saysana: Admissions Specialist

Spotlight on Our Admissions Specialist: We asked Kevin a few questions to get to know him better.  We also asked him about the way he does his job.  In doing so, we got some insight into why D’Amore Healthcare’s Golden Hour is so important to our personal...