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Mental Health Treatment

Residential Mental Health Treatment in California

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 Mental Health Treatment care, shame has no home. Our patients learn to live independently with their diagnosis. Dignity replaces shame and problem-solving overpowers isolation.

Our Orange County 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.  Our Residential Psychiatric Facility in Orange County, California has helped people recover from a variety of mental health disorders.

Depression is a widespread mental health condition characterized by consistent feelings of deep sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can affect a person's ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy life. The severity of depression can vary greatly, but it generally involves a significant change in a person's mood and functioning.

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by dramatic mood swings, ranging from episodes of extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). Bipolar I Disorder involves periods of severe mood episodes from mania to depression, while Bipolar II Disorder is a milder form of mood elevation, involving milder episodes of hypomania.

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions where persistent and excessive anxiety significantly interferes with daily activities. These disorders can include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder, among others. Treatment often involves cognitive-behavioral therapy, along with medication.

OCD is characterized by unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that the individual feels compelled to perform. These obsessions and compulsions can significantly interfere with daily life. Treatment often includes a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, often leading to delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Schizoaffective disorder combines symptoms of schizophrenia with mood disorder symptoms.

Adult ADHD is a mental health condition presenting symptoms of difficulty with attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can significantly impact daily life, relationships, and work. Treatment often includes a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes to help manage symptoms and improve functioning.

Dual Diagnosis refers to the co-occurrence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. This complex condition requires an integrated treatment approach that addresses both issues simultaneously, typically involving a combination of detoxification, rehabilitation, therapy, and support groups.

Suicidal Ideation involves thoughts about, planning, or a preoccupation with suicide. The severity can range from fleeting thoughts to detailed plans. Treatment typically involves crisis intervention, therapy, and possibly medication, with an emphasis on safety planning and addressing the underlying mental health conditions.

Chronic Pain is a persistent pain that lasts months or years and can significantly impact mental health and quality of life. The treatment of chronic pain often requires a multidisciplinary approach, including medication management, physical therapy, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications.

The Advantage of Inpatient Psychiatric Care

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:

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 the patients at our Orange County, California Mental Health Center.

D'Amore Healthcare® Has Exclusive Resources And Tools

DBT is a comprehensive therapy that blends individual psychotherapy with group skills training. It is especially beneficial for individuals struggling with intense emotional pain, self-harm tendencies, and tumultuous relationships. DBT focuses on four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

CBT is a highly effective, evidence-based therapy that helps individuals identify and challenge distorted thought patterns and beliefs. By addressing these cognitive distortions, CBT assists in altering unwanted behavior patterns and effectively treats a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and phobias.

This innovative therapy involves guided interactions with horses to promote emotional growth and healing. It is not just about riding; it involves caring for the horse, leading, grooming, and observing their behavior. Equine Therapy has been found to be particularly effective in enhancing self-awareness, empathy, trust, and communication skills.

Art and Music Therapy harness the creative process to improve mental health and emotional well-being. These therapies encourage self-expression, exploration, and understanding of feelings that might be difficult to express verbally. They can be particularly beneficial for individuals who find traditional talk therapy challenging.

Recognizing that each person's journey to mental health is unique, our Individualized Treatment approach tailors therapy to meet each client's specific needs and circumstances. This personalized approach ensures more effective and meaningful treatment.

This crucial aspect of treatment involves the careful monitoring and adjustment of psychiatric medications. Our approach to medication management is collaborative, involving clients in decision-making to optimize treatment outcomes while managing symptoms effectively.

Family Therapy is a key modality that focuses on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening relationships within the family unit. It involves exploring family dynamics, roles, and patterns that may contribute to the mental health challenges of individual members.

Group Therapy provides a supportive and safe environment for individuals to share experiences and learn from others facing similar challenges. It fosters a sense of community, belonging, and mutual support. In these sessions, individuals can practice new skills, gain different perspectives, and receive feedback in a non-judgmental setting.

Our Crisis Stabilization services offer immediate support and intervention for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. This intensive, short-term treatment is designed to quickly stabilize the individual, ensuring their safety and preparing them for the next steps in their treatment.

As the trusted highest level of care, D’Amore provides Orange County Mental Health Services with the 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 the 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, Motivational Interviewing, Strategic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Positive Psychology, D’Amore’s Signature Positive Reinforcement Program, “Build Me Up®”, Experiential Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Integrative Functional Medicine, and Reality Therapy.

Mental Health Treatment Is Vital During Addiction Recovery

From depression to anxiety, 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.

Our 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.

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It is not uncommon for people with substance abuse disorders to experience anxiety, depressive episodes, mood swings, and delusional behavior. 

These disorders are often closely tied to the person’s active addictions, but it is often difficult to discern if the substance abuse is the person’s way of coping with these issues, or if these disorders are an outcropping from the addiction itself.  For this reason, our dual diagnosis program will dive into the root causes of addiction through a variety of therapeutic techniques. 

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.

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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. Because, learning all you can about mental health is an important first step.

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. After all, this progression is bigger than any diagnosis.

The patient that graduates our 30 – 45 day stabilization program is more self-aware and more compassionate than the person who first admitted to care because our therapies, structure, love and boundaries create beliefs around overcoming, enough, purpose, abundance, community and mercy. Therefore, our unique program applies Gracious Redundancy and Positive Reinforcements to develop: a. self-trust, b. trust of others, c. self-respect, d. respect for others.