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March 24, 2020

From NAMI Summit County:

In the interest of public health, and in accordance with NAMI Ohio, state and local health departments, NAMI Summit County is providing virtual support groups. Please click on this link for instructions:
https://namisummit.org/meetings-schedules/meetings-2/
We are working remotely and still checking all phone messages and email. Remember, if you have a mental health crisis and need immediate help, call 911 and ask for a C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team) responder. You can also call local and national crisis support hotlines 24/7.

NAMI Summit County Helpline (business hours) – (330) 252-1188
Summit County ADM Board Crisis hotline (24/7 hotline): (330) 434-9144
National Suicide Prevention LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line:  Text 4hope to 741741

LEAP Training originally scheduled for April 2-4, is rescheduled for October 8-10.

Our May Luncheon scheduled for May 8 will be rescheduled.

 

NEW DATE: OCTOBER 8-10
Postponed from April 2-4
LEAP REGIONAL TRAINING | AKRON OHIO
Press Release / Newsletter
“I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help!”  Dr. Amador trains you how to build relationships
that lead to treatment for the 6 million Seriously Mentally Ill in the US who refuse help.
Akron, OH :  The LEAP Foundation for Research to Practice- sponsored by the  Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation, NAMI Summit County, County of Summit ADM Board  and  Summa Health- will host a  LEAP Regional Training event on October 8-10, 2020  at the Summa Health Professional Center South in Akron, Ohio. The LEAP ®  course teaches  family members, peer specialists, mental healthcare and criminal justice professionals   how to create alliances with people who have a serious mental illness that lead to treatment and recovery -reducing homelessness, involuntary hospitalizations, criminalization and suicide.
The LEAP ®  approach is a set of evidence-based communication tools  pioneered by Dr. Xavier Amador, internationally renowned clinical psychologist, best-selling author of  I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help , Co-founder of the LEAP Foundation, and contributing forensic expert on CNN, NBC, 60 Minutes, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He is also a family caregiver of relatives with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
Dr. Amador will help family members, peers and professionals create a relationship with people who have serious mental illness and anosognosia-a symptom that leaves a person unable to understand that s/he is ill, resulting in treatment refusal, noncompliance, and conflict with loved ones and professionals. He states that,  “Understanding why your help is pushed away, learning that it’s not denial you’re dealing with, is the key to success.”
Training Schedule : On  Thursday, October 8,   Professionals, Family Members, and Peer Specialists will be trained on how to use the LEAP ®  approach, including the 7 LEAP ®  Tools, anosognosia research and interactive roleplays. For those interested in becoming  Certified Trainers  to teach within their communities and organizations, a follow-up  Train-the-Trainer Trainer Certification  course will take place  Friday, October 9  for Professionals and  Saturday, October 10  for Family and Peer Specialists.
Once you learn the truth about what causes the “denial” you stop arguing, trying to convince the person of something that is impossible for them to see and start developing a trusting relationship.
REGISTER to this life-saving event at  www.LFRP.org/events
CEU/CME available
Early-bird ends March 6, 2020
The LEAP Foundation for Research to Practice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving family caregivers of persons with serious mental illness and addiction, mental healthcare professionals, criminal justice professionals, and others involved in the care, recovery, and safety of persons suffering from these disorders.
Contact :
LEAP Foundation for Research to Practice, Inc.
(888) 801-LEAP | LFRP.org
For additional information, contact
NAMI Summit County at  info@namisummit.org  or 330-252-1188.

 

 

 

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