I AM NOT SICK
I Don't Need Help! Now Available For All EBook Readers!
"This book fills a tremendous void…" wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill.
In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador’s method for helping someone accept treatment.
I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others…to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.
"I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists."Aaron T. Beck, M.D.Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
LEARN TO LEAP
The Video that Brings to Life the Best-Selling Book
In this companion video to the best-selling book, I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! you will learn how to use LEAP, which shows healthcare professionals, first-responders and family members how to partner with people with mental illness, even when they don't believe they're ill! You will learn the seven LEAP tools and watch as Dr. Amador demonstrates their use in role-plays.
The DVDs capture an intensive LEAP Training given by Dr. Amador, and come with an interactive menu so you can jump ahead to topics that are pressing, go back to practice LEAP tools, or skip to important research or role-plays you want to share with others. The video takes you beyond the book by showing you LEAP and Dr. Amador in action.
I'm Right, You're Wrong,
Break the Impasse and Get What You Need
Stop arguing and LEAP to break the impasse!
Dr.Amador's most detailed book on LEAP to date - gives you the tools and strategies to:
- diffuse anger and lower defenses
- get past stubbornness and even denial
- ask for your opinion, instead of argue against it
- get stalled negotiations moving again
- turn adversaries into allies
- create positive and productive relationships that get you what you need