I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help:Dr. Xavier Amador


This Tedx was dear to my heart as I have experienced much of the story with his brother, with my own son who was diagnosed as a Paranoid Schizophrenic in 2008. I’ve tried to unsuccessfully do the same things mentioned here. Talking my son into believing he needs therapy because something is “terribly wrong”, and committing an involuntary admission of him once so far, is also his story.

His 4 Step Approach:

The Motivational Interviewing approach-How we approach people and the relationships we build with the mentally ill, is the key!


My own son was struck down with mental illness in 2000, and has recently relapsed. I am writing my book in his honor, Renewal Of The Mind, The Upside To Schizophrenia, in hopes of bringing lasting change in the mental illness community. Many of them are homeless, including my son, and they don’t have to be when family has…

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