NAMI Ask The Doctor: Helping a Loved One Understand the Need for Treatment with Dr. Xavier Amador
Learn why some people living with mental illness believe they don’t need help or see obvious symptoms, and how this can become an obstacle to helping them get help.
Dr. Amador will share information on overcoming this common obstacle using LEAP—Listen, Empathize, Agree and Partner. With LEAP, a person can quickly gain trust, lower anger and tension, develop genuine understanding and empathy making it possible to partner with a loved one and help them receive treatment.
Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and leader in his field. He is the author of many popular books include I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help about the LEAP method to overcome lack of insight into mental illness. It has been helping families help loved ones for years.
Ask the Doctor will be presented on November 3rd from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., ET. Invitations to register in advance will be send to NAMI members in October. Limited registration, if possible will be offered to the public the day of the webinar and unlimited access to the recorded webinar after November 4th.