Mad in America, the Council for Evidence- based Psychiatry and the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal are pleased to announce a series of live, online town hall discussions focussing on issues related to psychiatric drug withdrawal. Each town hall will feature a panel comprised of a mix of professionals and people with lived experience. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity for viewer questions.
Difficulty getting off and post- withdrawal complications are issues which affect many who have taken drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines or stimulants. Reliable information on safe tapering methods and how to deal with post-withdrawal symptoms remains difficult to find.
This series aims to explore what we do and don’t know about safe withdrawal. We will seek to present and explore new understandings that are emerging from the professional and lived- experience communities. We will discuss the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to support those who may be having difficulty getting off psychiatric drugs. We will address questions of interest to both prescribers and patients alike.
Join us on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 10 AM PT, 1 PM ET, 6 PM GMT for a free-to-view panel discussion that will include questions and comments from the audience.
This town hall discussion is free to join. However, please consider making a donation to help us continue this series of town halls on psychiatric drug withdrawal. We have received TWO MATCHING GRANTS to support this series: For every dollar donated by people registering for the town hall, the matching grants will contribute $2 in funding for continuing and developing this series. You can make a donation here: https://www.madinamerica.com/donate/ Please make sure to mark your donation for the purpose of “withdrawal town halls.” Thank you.