DAP Health Comes Together Again for Greater Palm Spring Pride
DAP Health walked with pride alongside a bright progressive rainbow of other community organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community during the 35th Annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival. The advocacy-based healthcare organization has provided community healthcare since 1984 and proudly sponsored this year’s community stage which highlighted local talent.
This year’s Pride event drew tens of thousands of enthusiastic participants from around the globe who gathered in Palm Springs for a weekend of community, music, friends, and of course, the legendary Palm Springs Pride Parade which featured over 250 entrants this year.
“It was overwhelming to be together again at this year’s parade,” said Nick Valenziano, Manager of Executive Affairs, who organized DAP Health’s participation in Pride this year. “Walking through the groups setting up and then watching the street fill up with all the participants, it really hit me that I hadn’t been among so many people in this way in such a long time.” Click here for more.
DAP Health Offers Free Grief Group for Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones
The holiday season is a time of joy, but it can also be a period of stress and anxiety for many of us—and even tinged with sadness if you’re unable to spend it with family, or have recently lost someone special.
Yet according to Dr. Jill Gover, DAP Health’s Director of Behavioral Health, it’s normal to feel sad this time of year if someone has recently died. “Don’t pretend to be happy just because it’s the holiday season.”
To help people on their journey through what may be a difficult holiday season for them, DAP Health is offering “Grief’s Courageous Journey: A Bereavement Therapy Group.” This free, 10-week program—which begins on December 1—has been designed to process grief and the loss of a loved one. Based on the workbook titled “Grief’s Courageous Journey,” Dr. Gover created a 12-week curriculum seven years ago when she was the Mental Health Director at the Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center. ”I had found the book was very helpful to grieving patients and I wanted to create a structured treatment protocol that would lend itself to group work,” she says.