“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! Twenty years later, it still does.
Dr. Amador’s research on poor insight was inspired by his success helping his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar and substance abuse disorders, Henry did not believe he was ill.
I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health and criminal justice professionals. It is a must-read, step-by-step guide for family members whose loved ones have been devastated by mental illness.
Learn as have millions of others worldwide…to LEAP®— Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner—to help your patients, loved ones, and others accept treatment.
This book was written because countless readers of I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! have told me that LEAP has worked for them to repair relationships, but they still stumble and don’t know how to get to the “Partner” phase.
They want to know how to use LEAP to influence behavior change such as acceptance of treatment. They forget to reflectively listen, or how to delay giving contrary hurtful opinion, or how to give their opinion using the LEAP method. They are not fluent in LEAP and, as a result, have trouble getting to partnering.
You can’t just read a single book or attend one of my seminars and expect to become fluent. By seeing how many people have used LEAP in many different situations, you will begin to internalize the language of this approach.
TAKE NOTE: THIS BOOK IS AN EXPANDED VERSION OF I’M RIGHT, YOU’RE WRONG, NOW WHAT? by Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
This book is all about becoming fluent in the language of LEAP, practicing what it takes to run that marathon to create a dialogue that leads to breaking an impasse. It requires cross-training and immersion. That is why in the pages ahead you will be immersed in LEAP and experience it being used in a wide variety of circumstances and relationships. You will cross-train.