Hi all, my wife is probably suffering from anasognoia, which I undertand is akin to a broken brain and hence my wife has no insight into her mental health condition. She has had thsi fror well over 10 years and I have been unable to get help for her, depsite her G.P telling her she needs to have a mental health assessment. Naturally, if she doesn't think she has a mental health problem she shall not seek help. My wife, thinks things are happening that are not, such as people spying on her, cameras being installed in the TV and Air Conditioner spying on her, someone living in the roof etc. So it seems as though she may have paranoia including delusions etc, possibly even schizophrenia. Its been pretty difficult living like this for myslelf and my 3 kids. It's really tested my levels of frustration and self control and of coure made life extremmely challenging for my wife. I love her dearly.
I recenly discovered a framework for helping someone like my wife, who may suffer from anasognosia, come to receive treatment, via the LEAP institute in USA. I have read their book, "Im not sick, I don't need a Doctor" , which outlines the LEAP process. (Listen reflectively, Empathise, Agree, Partner). Whilst there are some online training tools on their website, mainly videos, and the book is very helpful, I would really love to attend face to face training in this approach. The courses however are only held in USA.
Has anyone had experience with this LEAP approach and are there any LEAP trained professionals in Australia, as I understand LEAP also condust train the trainer courses for mental health professionals. Also, are there any other similar approaches that may help my wife come to agree to have tretament even though it is impossible for her to be aware that she has a mental helath issue.
Kind regards. Kicker