Navigating Mental Health Communication: The LEAP Method from “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!”

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Dr. Xavier Amador’s book “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!” sheds light on anosognosia, a condition where individuals with severe mental illnesses fail to acknowledge their illness, not out of denial, but due to neurological deficits. The book introduces the LEAP method (Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner) as an empathetic communication approach to assist those suffering from mental health issues and resistant to help. The method aims to build trust, mutual understanding, and collaboration, promoting effective support and acceptance of treatment.

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Thought Distortions and Sleep

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Thought distortions, also known as cognitive distortions, are ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t necessarily true. They’re common, and we all have them from time to time. But recognizing and reminding ourselves that not everything we think is true is an important step in untangling from […]

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Run, walk, or roll? Moving your body is key to improved mood.

When it comes to lifting your mood, medication alone is often not enough Desperate to improve my mood and physical health, I started a running group in my community. On the first day, 12 enthusiastic neighbours joined me. Many participants hadn’t exercised regularly but felt more motivated being part of […]

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