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Narrated by Dr. Amador, this abridged version includes part one and part two (10 chapters total) of the book, and specifically focuses on anosognosia and LEAP. 

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. Through lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, Dr. Amador helps listeners quickly and effectively use the LEAP method to help someone accept treatment. 

I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners and law enforcement, it also is a must-have guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. 

Listen 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. 

©2012 Xavier Amador (P)2016 Xavier Amador

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  • 06-24-18

This is NOT the complete book!

I wanted to try audible via the free trial offered. Boy, am I glad I did! I realized only after buying the physical book that audible is not providing the entire “story” (pun intended). There are 20 chapters in the physical book yet only 15 on the audible version. I feel quite gypped! Causes one to wonder if they condense all their books.

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INVALUABLE

As an aunty living with and looking after a 22-year old niece with bipolar disorder, I find this book to be a MUST READ/LISTEN for anyone who has a family member or friend wth schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

All of the things you think you know about communicating DO NOT APPLY and you will frustrate yourself (and damage your relationship with your loved one) if you don't take the time to arm yourself with the proper tools. This book offers those very tools. I am so excited to begin having these conversations with my niece. That's something I haven't quite felt since she got sick and we went down this rabbit hole...

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Not the full book. Missing chapters 10-19

This is not the full book. Missing chapters 10-19. This is the whole part 3 and almost all part 4

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A different and seemingly more effective approach

This book outlines a different and seemingly more effective approach to treatment of mental illness. You will better learn the thoughts of the person whom you are trying to help (tormenting) and learn why the traditional approach is futile. Then Dr. Amadaor teaches you how to make his whole program work for you and your loved ones so you can pick up the pieces and move on with your lives. By focusing on common goals and listening reflectively (as opposed to reactively) you can start to put the pieces of your lives back together again. These are principles founded in emotional intelligence and winning other people over to your way of thinking. When you've tried everything else, try this!

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helped to understand what my son is going thru

one of the hardest things watching my son go through not knowing who he is Or why his brain doesn't think the way it used to This book helps me understand how to talk to him without losing him forever. This book gives me hope.

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For the first time I found out that I wasn't alone

I never realized how wrong I was about my brother. I lived so long in fear and frustration over my brother that I almost gave up until I read this. Thank you.

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Read this 1st when you learn a loved one has a mental illness,

I’m going to read it again and take notes! I listened while driving and wish I could have taken notes for all the great advice. I’ve tried a few of the suggestions already and had a great response. I’m going to suggest this book to be read by all the families in my NAMI Family to Family classes. I think it will be a great help in understand and talking with loved ones.

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Outstanding Book!

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This is an incredibly helpful book for those who care for or love someone with mental illness. Learn LEAP communication technique an invaluable tool to help someone with mental illness accept treatment, even when the person does not believe they are ill. The book focuses on real life challenges. The author has a unique background one as an expert (a psychiatrist) and one as a family member who understands first hand the daily challenges of having a mentally ill family member; his brother has schizophrenia. Real life experience and professional expertise rolled into one, an invaluable combination. This book is a must have for anyone who lives with or cares for someone with mental illness!

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awesome book!

the first part of this book is hard to hear. both emotionally and hard to understand. the second part is truly amazing. i actually have hope again. i may never get the husband back that i married but this just means we get to fresh. thank you so much for writing this

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Its great information!

I truly appreciate you for taking the time to share a different prospective of how I can help my mother out. I see now its very important not to agrue with our love one just listen and just act like we understand them and repeat what they say but we don't have to agree with them. Once we get them thinking we are allowing them to express themselves we may hopefully be successful at them being treated for their mental illness.

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  • 05-24-21

Has given me Hope for my Son

I have just finished this book and it brought me to tears and the reality of my sons 5 year plus battle with mental illness was when you mentioned mourning the person that you are losing through the mental illness, it is so true, I realise now that I will never have my son back to the way he was and what he hoped and dreamed when he didn't have his illness, he also refuses all help, medications and we have been going in circles calling police etc.. and getting nowhere. I'm going to try all the things that you have said in your book, but he thinks myself and my husband are conspiring against him so I don't know how that will work, his brother is good pals with him so I will give him the book to listen to. My whole perspective has changed now and I feel if I give this a go and accept my son as he is now and not keep trying and hoping to have him the way he was and never will be again. And hopefully he will go on medication someday and we will all have a new different happier life. Great listen. Thank you.

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  • 02-03-21

Clear and very helpful and informative

Been very enlightening and honest
Given me hope and insight into using
LEAP. Listen. Empathy Agree Partner

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  • Joe Ridley
  • 07-30-20

Enormously useful

When first trying to navigate a loved one's mental illness it can feel overwhelming, alienating and helpless - the information in this book will equip you with the tools and outlook you need to provide genuine help. I will forever recommend this book to anyone that has a friend or family member currently struggling with mental health, both for their and their loved one's sake.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-17-20

Excellent!

I highly recommend this book for those looking for a different approach in managing and communicating with someone with a serious mental health condition like schizophrenia. I found it incredibly helpful and insightful.

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  • Caroline Drake
  • 02-10-18

Useful and interesting

A really interesting look at insight and how to communicate effectively in the abscence of insight.

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  • Jonathan
  • 01-04-18

A must for anyone interested with mental health.

i just wish the author would narrate his other books. He has an amazing voice, tone and speed. The infomation presented was outstanding and insightful. A must i belive for anyone interested in Mental Health from families to Doctors. Well done.

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  • Karla Cornelissen
  • 07-24-21

A must for any family touched by mental illness.

loved it. So helpful. Has changed my way of thinking and will help so much with my daughter's bipolar management. Gives me my daughter back.

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  • Anna Bertalli
  • 05-11-21

Thank you

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I may have a story to tell very soon with any hope!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-21

Extremely helpful

I have a relative with a serious mental illness and this book has helped me so much. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-20

Such a great read

i have this book in hard copy and have read it for work but getting the chance to listen takes it to the next level. written and narrated beautifully its one of my favourites!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

Amazing

Thoroughly enjoyed but an exceptional learning and understanding tool.
I will re-listen & hopefully understand more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-17

great read

Very helpful great tips to improve listening skills and structure of responses to improve communication

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  • jdk
  • 06-26-17

A Context for Communication

Dr. Xavier Amador thinks people suffering psychosis may experience anosognosia caused by a deficit in brain function related to their disease. It is this deficit which makes them unable to believe they are sick and need treatment. This book is based on his years of clinical experience. In it he provides the reader with a framework for communicating with our "loved ones" who are experiencing psychosis and helping them to accept treatment.

While no panacea Dr Amador's framework for communication provides a structured practise for those of us seeking to understand and aid a "loved one" experiencing psychotic illness and refusing treatment.