Trailer for “Coming Off Psych Drugs: A Meeting of the Minds,” a 75-minute documentary film. More than half the film’s subjects have successfully come off a variety of medications, including antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and benzos, and several participants give trainings on the process. Here they tell how they did it and they provide a philosophy and framework for coming off. Starring Will Hall, Oryx Cohen, Laura Delano, Chaya Grossberg, Daniel Hazen, Laura Van Tosh, and Spencer and Matt Ladner. Directed by Daniel Mackler. Available at www.wildtruth.net
More info on psychiatric drug withdrawal from Beyond Meds below.
See here for the Freedom Center and Icarus manual written by Will Hall which is also featured in the film: Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs & Withdrawal (revised edition)
For general information on withdrawing from psychiatric drugs with links to additional resources see here: Withdrawal 101
For additional information on psychiatric drug withdrawal support and withdrawal boards see here: Support in withdrawal
These posts and it’s content really only scratches the surface of the issues we face.
● Some thoughts on stopping psychiatric medications – pros and cons to coming off
● Multiple drug sensitivity (a not infrequent outcome of over-prescribed medications)
Share all of this information with the doctors in your life: A plea to prescribing physicians and psychiatrists: please help us heal
I also have a page that is a collection of my own withdrawal documented. It has a lot of posts that talk about what I learned on the withdrawal boards while I try to recover from my own protracted withdrawal and so a lot of it has value to others in withdrawal: Monica/Gianna: withdrawal documented
Recently the concise story of my withdrawal and subsequent disabling iatrogenic illness was published on David Healy’s site, RxIsk: Monica’s story: the aftermath of polypsychopharmacology
And for ways to support your recovery you can visit the Healing Arts and the Nutrition sections at the top of the page. There are drop down menus available with lots of options.
If you’ve found yourself very ill from this process I also have a section at the top of the page to support those with Chronic Illness. Check that drop-down menu too or click here.