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Did you know CONNECT Summit County offers training to enable you to help someone struggling with mental illness seek treatment? Join us on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for LEAP® training at the Park City Library.

The LEAP®  method was created by Dr. Xavier Amador, author of “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help“. LEAP® shows you how to quickly gain the trust of someone you are at odds with. When you Listen – Empathize – Agree – Partner®, you stop trying to convince the other person that they’re wrong, or simply misguided. Instead, you listen in a new, non-judgemental way that conveys respect for the person’s point of view. LEAP® is for any relationship, but it also gives you the tools you need to reach an agreement with someone to accept treatment and services.

Attend LEAP®  training and learn about the number one reason that people with severe mental illness (SMI) do not accept help or treatment — anosognosia, or a “lack of insight” into being ill.

Here are some comments about this great training, conducted by certified LEAP trainers:
  • “The training gave me tools on how to approach those with mental illness. The role-play gave me a better sense of what people with a mental illness go through and how to approach them in a correct manner.”
  • “Training was excellent because it shows a positive way to understand and help deal with mental illness.”
  • “Trainers are excellent. They are clearly passionate about the subject and also knowledgeable. They made it understandable and answered all questions.”


  • you are a family member of someone with anosognosia for serious mental illness (does not believe they are ill) and refuses treatment
  • you are a family caregiver of someone who understands they need treatment
  • you are a mental healthcare, public service or law enforcement professional and want to help someone accept treatment and services

Photo: Certified Trainers Lynne Rutan, Carol Labrizzi and Kay Harrison with Dr. Amador. Special thanks to our incredible volunteer trainers!

Registration is FREE, but space is LIMITED! Register Today!



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