HOW TO HELP SOMEONE
WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES
WHO DOESN'T WANT HELP
LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) shows clinicians, family members and law enforcement professionals how to quickly gain the trust of someone who is angry or paranoid. It gives you the tools to persuade someone in “denial” about mental illness to accept treatment and/or voluntarily comply with your requests.
The LEAP method grew out of Dr. Xavier Amador’s lived experiences, including:
- the successful struggle to convince his brother, Henry, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia to take the medications prescribed for him.
- twenty-five years of hands-on clinical experience with patients who lacked insight into their illnesses
- experience gained from hundreds of LEAP seminars involving the tens of thousands of clinicians, family member and law enforcement
- twenty-five years of clinical research supported by NIMH, Stanley Research Foundation, American Psychiatric Association and NARSAD.