Mental Health

Free and low-cost counselling options in Ontario

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This page contains a regularly updated resource list of free, low-cost, and sliding-scale options for counselling and therapy services in Ontario. I’ve included and noted the services requiring a referral from a primary care provider. Some private clinics and therapists offer reduced cost and/or sliding scale options. In these cases, […]

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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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