Mission Statement

Closing the Gap between Science & Practice

The LEAP Foundation for Research to Practice is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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.


Our mission is to educate the public about the unmet needs of persons with serious mental illness who have anosognosia—a neurological 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.

Our goal is to provide evidence-based education and LEAP® training that helps create trusting relationships with peoples suffering from serious mental illness that lead to treatment and recovery.

PLEASE DONATE to help us train individuals and organizations who need these life saving tools!


Closing the Gap Between Science & Practice—what research has found to be effective versus what is commonly done to help people with poor awareness of their disorders—is a core goal of the LEAP Foundation.