We are proud and excited to announce the publication of the first ever audio edition of: “I am not sick I don’t need help!” How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment, by Dr. Xavier Amador (Vida Press, 2016).
Narrated by Dr. Amador, this edition includes additional new material not included in the 10th anniversary edition of the book! Like the best selling print versions of the book, the audiobook is for both Doctors/Therapists and Family Members.
Dr. Amador took special pains to add additional new advice on how to use the LEAP method to overcome resistance, anger, paranoia, and even estrangement from loved ones and patients who become isolated from the people who most want to help them.
He also includes new research on the power of relationships and how we can use them to help our loved ones and patients accept treatment.


Click here to listen to a free sample on Amazon of this most up-to-date edition of the award winning and international bestselling book that has helped millions.






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

Translations available!

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What?

For a limited time only, autographed versions are available at a discounted price!

Stop arguing and LEAP to break the impasse! Dr. Amador
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
-turn adversaries into allies
-create positive and productive relationships that get you what you need
At home, at work and in life, LEAP demonstrates how winning
is not about hearing the other person say getting him to give
you what you need even when he doesn’t agree with you.


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Watch Dr. Amador demonstrate how to use the LEAP® method.

In this companion video to the best-selling book, “I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help!” you will learn how to use the LEAP® method, which shows health care professionals, law enforcement and family members how to partner with people with mental illness, even when they don’t believe they’re ill.

“I strongly recommend the LEAP DVDs in which Xavier Amador shows you how to provide respectful and judgment-free care to individuals with poor insight, or anosognosia. He skillfully creates scenarios in which you get a chance to experience the fear and isolation that comes with anosognosia and mental illness. The workshop role-plays are powerful tools that encourage empathy and agreement.”

Aaron T. Beck, M.D. (President Emeritus, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania)



Live LEAP Training: Professionals & Families Audio CDs

*10% of all CD sales are donated to NAMI Southwest Ohio*

Listen and identify with professionals and family caregivers as they learn how to break through resistance and “denial” using LEAP. Listen to powerful role-plays that bring to life the experience of persons with mental illness who too often lack insight (have anosognosia) and end up feeling alone, frightened, and angry. They understandably refuse treatment and your help.



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Insight and Psychosis: Awareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

The insight a patient shares into their own psychosis is fundamental to their condition – it goes to the heart of what we understand “madness” to be. Can a person be expected to accept treatment for a condition that they deny they have? Can a person be held responsible for their actions if those actions are inspired by their own unique perceptions and beliefs – beliefs that no one else shares? The new edition of this unique book shows how we can better understand the patient’s view of their illness, and provides valuable advice for all those involved in the treatment of mental illness.

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