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Good-bye to Christy Huff, MD

On March 5th the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition announced the death of Dr. Christy Huff, MD.  Christy was a cardiologist and the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition's Medical...

Benzodiazepines in Canada: Is a Withdrawal Crisis Looming?

On February 15th, Radio-Canada’s Enquête aired ‘Cauchemar sur ordonnance’ (translation: Nightmare on prescription), a documentary about the dangers of benzodiazepines and z-hypnotics. Enquête’s description: Des pilules...

Video Presentation – ‘The Science and Art of Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs’

Inner Compass Initiative is pleased to share a video recording of a recent live event.  ‘The Science and Art of Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs’. This video...

BBC Panorama – The Antidepressant Story

On June 19 2023, the BBC's Panorama aired a new documentary: The Antidepressant Story. From the BBC website: In the UK, around one in seven now...

Kassi’s Mom

Thank you for having me. I walk around angry, jaded and bitter. I am not religious but I have begged bargained and negotiated with...

Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: Providing Ethical & Trauma-Informed Care

Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction is an highly stigmatized, understudied, and underreported sexual health condition. About this event 630pm - 830pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (Pacific) Online presentation/workshop,...

NEW VIDEO: Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome & its Management

The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal has released a new video: 'Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome & its Management" From the IIPDW: Stevie Lewis is a campaigner and...

Review of the Conference on Withdrawal and Side Effects: IIPDW

The online conference Withdrawal From Psychiatric Drugs was held on Friday May 6th and 7th. An extremely important topic for us at Mad in...

WITHDRAWAL FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS – ONLINE CONFERENCE

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May 2022 You can now book your ticket by visiting the Eventbrite page. Download the flyer to share with friends, family...

Antipsychotics Often Prescribed Without Informed Consent

This article was written by Samantha Lilly and originally published by Mad in America, March 23, 2022 New research reveals that patients are often not...

887 Deaths from Psychoactive Meds Reported to Health Canada in 2021

I guess I started seriously considering the potential of antipsychotics to kill after I lost my friend Cameron. Cameron Fray was a husband, father...

When Tapering Antidepressants, is Going Slow Always the Best Strategy?

I start this blog with an apology. There may be people reading who, like myself, look back with frustration and despair that they cannot...

Will We Wake for Pity’s Sake

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. While antidepressants, and other psychotropic, mind altering medications, are designed to decrease...