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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.