Dr. Xavier Amador, “I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!”

Among the greatest frustrations in caring for a person with mental illness is Anosognosia, or lack of awareness. Dr. Xavier Amador talks with me about how to get the help your loved one needs. Amador is the director of the LEAP Institute, an internationally renowned leader in his field, with numerous books, authoritative research, worldwide speaking tours and extensive work in mental illness.

Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread on mental illness

Dave DahlI have always admired the redemptive story of Dave Dahl, a former convict who turned his life around by making the killer recipe called “Blues Bread,” that revolutionized the bread industry. Dahl became the face of Dave’s Killer Bread, and helped turn a family baking industry into a multi-million dollar brand. Dave’s Killer Bread is the nation’s favorite organic sliced bread.

In November of 2013, Dahl’s fate turned during a widely publicized incident with Washington County police. Many people reported he was drunk or high. In fact, Dahl was experiencing his first psychotic episode, a terrifying experience he recounts in this interview.