Tue, May 31|
When They Don’t Believe They’re Ill: a discussion on Anosognosia
Time & Location
May 31, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM PDT
About the event
VIDEO of EVENT >> https://www.canva.com/design/DAFCZrXE-lI/watch
Please join us for this informative event, created to give loved ones of those living with mental illness, mental health professionals and the broader community, information, strategies and support.
Anosognosia is a neurological symptom that leaves a person unable to understand that they are ill, resulting in treatment refusal, noncompliance, and conflict with loved ones and professionals. It can be a source of pain, frustration and confusion for everyone.
Miles Hall, a young black man shot and killed by police on June 2, 2019 experienced anosognosia. By co-hosting this event, The Miles Hall Foundation, which was started by Miles’ family, hopes to educate the community about this challenging symptom of serious mental illness.
This event is for:
- Community members wanting to better understand and support someone living with a serious mental illness who does not believe they are ill and are in denial and refusing treatment.
- Mental healthcare professionals want to help someone accept treatment and services.
- Criminal justice professionals working to preserve the safety of persons with serious mental illness
Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and leader in his field. He is the founder of the Leap Institute, the CEO of the Henry Amador Center on Anosognosia, and a family caregiver of two close relatives with serious mental illness. Dr. Amador draws on thirty years of experience as a therapist, his personal story, and published scientific research when giving advice. His books, published clinical research, worldwide speaking tours and extensive work in schizophrenia, bipolar and other disorders have been translated into 30 languages. He is the author of books including “I am Right, You’re Wrong, Now What?”; “I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!”; and, “When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Help Without Losing Yourself”
Sign on the day of the event. No registration required.
ZOOM Meeting ID: 835 5651 8968
SPECIAL OFFER: 25 attendees will receive the book, “I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!”
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