Molly McHugh recently interviewed me for her blog and I think it’s one of the best interviews I’ve ever done. I answer this question and others.
Q. I feel a sense of urgency about this issue and from reading your blog I know you do too. You and I know the way ‘business as usual’ works now in psychiatry is to keep covering up side effects and the dangers of psychotropic medications while creating more and more of them.
And we both know it means more people becoming getting sicker, more dying from suicide and adverse effects from these medications triggering more acts of violence and other forms of criminal behavior in some who take these meds.
Folks need ways to heal (both physically and emotionally), not be drugged and overloaded with toxic chemicals.
What do you think is the most important first step towards withdrawing from psychiatric meds? What advice would you give to someone who is reading this and wants to take steps towards becoming med-free?