While the in-person retreats are geared towards moms, limited in size, and only for first-time attendees, the online retreats and our frequent free ZOOM calls allow for unlimited numbers of moms and dads to participate. Drawing from a variety of mental health professionals, parents with lived experience, and messages from Kay (and occasionally Rick as well), these calls are a rich source of mental health information and advice and increase the sense of community among BREATHE families.


Presenters include highly respected mental health professionals, theologians, and mental health advocates such as Dr. Xavier Amador, Dr. Bruce Perry, Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, Pete Earley, Dr. Jerry Sittser, Dr. Anita Phillips, Carol Kent, as well as Brooke and Dave Thompson.



BREATHE Call | January 26, 2023



“What do I do when my loved one doesn’t recognize they have a mental health challenge?” It can be one of the most difficult and painful aspects of the mental illness journey – to know there is support available and yet a family member cannot see that they need help.


BREATHE welcomes Dr. Xavier Amador, internationally renowned clinical psychologist and author of I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! His books, published clinical research, and extensive work in schizophrenia, bipolar and other disorders have been translated into 30 languages. He is also 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 brings his personal experience and his professional background to assist families with new approaches to supporting their loved ones living with mental illness.