How Emotional Abuse and Mental Illness are Related

How Emotional Abuse and Mental Illness are Related

The term “mental illness” has historically adopted negative connotations from society for years. Until recently, mental illnesses were neglected by medicine and deeply misunderstood. Finally, research is shedding more light on why mental diseases occur and...
How to tell if a loved one has borderline personality disorder?

How to tell if a loved one has borderline personality disorder?

What are Personality Disorders? Personality disorders are different from other types of mental illness. People with personality disorders often have a hard time accepting that the way their mind works is atypical. Their emotions and reactions to certain situations are...
Two Accredited Facilities, One Shared Vision

Two Accredited Facilities, One Shared Vision

We are fortunate to live in the age of integrative medicine, a time when public health can really improve because we recognize mental wellness as the precursor to total health. If addiction or mental illness are addressed, the whole person can thrive because feedback...
My Kingdom for Some Care

My Kingdom for Some Care

Imagine that you’re driving your car near your home in Santa Barbara when you’re involved in a traffic accident through no fault of your own.  Your leg is broken and you are taken to the nearest emergency room. The doctor tells you that you’ll need surgery and a...
Anxiety Online: A New Approach to Mental Health

Anxiety Online: A New Approach to Mental Health

Can the Internet Help with Anxiety Disorders? Nearly 20% of American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, less than half of which receive professional treatment. This is not necessarily due to a lack of treatment options, rather the barriers to treatment. Aside...
D’Amore’s Aftercare and Alumni Programs

D’Amore’s Aftercare and Alumni Programs

Alumni Programs Help You Maintain Your Sobriety You took time away from your job, home, family and friends in order to learn the skills and ability to remain clean and sober. A residential treatment center like D’Amore Healthcare is designed to take you out of your...
Dealing with ADD/ADHD in Adulthood

Dealing with ADD/ADHD in Adulthood

ADD/ADHD and Adults People often associate attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) with children and adolescents but it can also affect young adults and adults. While ADD/ADHD is a commonly diagnosed mental health condition, it...
Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

How Equine Therapy Increases Self-Compassion and Self-Awareness Self-compassion and self-awareness are improved through equine therapy because both horses and humans are based in the herd instinct (tribe, band, family, etc). Without the herd, isolation is fatal. The...
October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Addiction Affects Us All On September 28, 2018, the President declared October  “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” This comes a year after the White House declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency. Earlier this year, The Crisis Next Door blog was...