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I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! | TEDxOrientHarbor

While studying to become a clinical psychologist, Dr. Xavier Amador had a life-altering experience when his older brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In an effort to understand and help his brother, he and his colleagues at Colombia University uncovered a new way to approach patients previously thought to be in denial.

Dr. Amador NCBH Keynote Speech

Dr. Xavier Amador, founder of The LEAP Institute, delivering a keynote speech to the annual convention of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. In it he discusses how to use LEAP to help people with mental illness.

Cambridge - Helping People With Mental Illness

Dr. Xavier Amador giving a public talk on how to help people with mental illness who don’t realize they are sick. Sponsored by the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Cambridge Chapter. The lecture was given on the evening of October 2, 2012 at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! | Hope for Mental Health Community

Dr. Xavier Amador, internationally renowned clinical psychologist and author of “I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!” joins Kay Warren  for the Hope for Mental Health Community.

Dr. Xavier Amador Shares His Experiences Addressing Anosognosia

In this interview with Jennifer Cohen, Dr. Amador discusses the communication tools he has developed for assisting people with serious mental illnesses accept treatment, especially those patients who lack insight into their symptoms and disease, the ethics of overriding autonomy, the best ways to share information with clinicians while respecting confidentiality, and meeting the rising rates of mental illness in the US.  

I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! | Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

Schizophrenia in the Family. How do we cope? How can we help? We each have adult sons with schizophrenia and have written acclaimed books about it. We say it like it is, to help families, practitioners and those with SMI (serious mental illness) feel less alone…and learn. Randye Kaye, Mindy Greiling, Miriam Feldman…and guests.