This 40-page guide gathers the best information we've come across and
the most valuable lessons we've learned about reducing and coming off
psychiatric medication. Includes information on mood stabilizers,
anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits,
wellness tools, withdrawal, support for people staying on their
medications, a detailed Resource section, and much more.
The guide was written by Freedom Center co-founder and Icarus Project
staff Will Hall, with a 14-member health professional Advisory Board
comprised of medical doctors, nurses, psychologists and acupuncturists
providing research guidance. More than 20 other collaborators from the
survivor movement were involved in developing and editing. The guide has
photographs and art throughout, and a beautiful original cover painting
by Ashley McNamara.
Based in "harm reduction" philosophy, the guide emphasizes personal
choice and weighing risks and benefits for each individual. It offers
non-judgmental support to people continuing to take medication or
lowering their dosage, as well as people exploring coming off. The risks
associated with psychiatric medication are discussed along with risks of
emotional distress and mental health crisis. Years of advocacy at the
Freedom Center and Icarus Project have proven the effectiveness of this
approach, which is neither pro-medication nor anti-medication, but
instead provides accurate information and offers choices and alternatives.
TO READ THE GUIDE AND / OR DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A COPY:
Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs