New Video: Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs: A Harm Reduction Approach

von freakoutcrazy

I want to thank Bob Whitaker for inviting me to join the bloggers at Mad In America. As an introduction to my work I enlisted the help of Portland visionary colleagues Kent Bye, Jen Gouvea, and Jonathan Marrs to produce a short introductory video of me describing coming off psychiatric drugs. The approach is drawn from my Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, which can be downloaded for free here:

I’m a survivor of a schizophrenia diagnosis and today work as a therapist and teach internationally on mental diversity, including psychiatric medication. This video provides some basic guidance for anyone considering reducing or coming off psychiatric medications and their supporters, which is discussed in greater detail in the Harm Reduction Guide. This video and Guide are in the spirit of peer support and mutual aid for educational purposes, and not medical advice. (While everyone is different, coming off medications, especially abruptly, can sometimes be dangerous. Seek support when possible and use caution.)