Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs
This zine was created by the Icarus Project (editors of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness zine) and the Freedom Center (A Massachusetts mental health advocacy group). It's a guide to the realities of psychiatric drug use, including longterm side effects, how they work, and what they do to your brain. It includes info on mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits, wellness tools, withdrawal, detailed Resource section, information for people staying on their medications, and much more. A 'harm reduction approach means not being pro- or anti-medication, but supporting people to make their own decisions balancing the risks and benefits involved. A good resource for anyone considering going on meds. The guide isn't meant to dissuade you from using drugs, but to inform you about possible cons that your doctors may not share with you.
Written by Will Hall, with a 14-member health professional advisory board providing research assistance and 24 other collaborators involved in developing and editing. The guide has photographs and art throughout, and a beautiful original cover painting by Ashley McNamara.
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