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Yay -- Medicating Normal will be screening via Zoom next Wednesday June 17th.  I was privileged to watch it in advance (lots of it is excerpted on YouTube) and -- damn -- it is good, cried a few times at the trauma of it all. We know the stories so well. Medicating Normal is making the rounds at film festivals and has notable experts including Peter Gotzsche, Robert Whitaker, Kelly Brogan as well as a military psychiatrist who is brilliant with her compassion and common sense. The documentary follows four high-functioning people who were brought to their knees by withdrawal and the loved ones around them who were impacted too. It concisely shows the effect of pathologizing normal situations in response to trauma -- or sleep! -- and how psychiatry and big pharma made big bucks from these common problems. And! It talks with those who are still medicated and the issue of informed consent.

 

If you can, watch it, support the conversation. I firmly believe that big pharma/over-medication is part of the web of structures we are seeing exposed and now, when people are questioning long-held "realities," is the time to keep this issue exposed for the crime that it is. If nothing else, spread the word. Like someone said to me recently about PAWS, "everyone knows someone."

 

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MindFreedom International invites you to join us for an online Zoom community screening of Medicating Normal, a must-see film for psychiatric survivors and everyone who longs for universally accessible, non-drug/non-force alternatives in their communities.
 

Medicating Normal is a 76-minute documentary film exploring our current mental health care system's reliance on a profit-driven model that relies almost exclusively on psychiatric drugs to deal with trauma, grief, and distress. The film also addresses how such 'treatment' particularly impacts military veterans and caregivers. An hour-long moderated panel discussion featuring psychiatric survivors and the film's producers/subjects will follow. The discussion will be signed (ASL interpreter provided)


Watch the (profound) trailer: 

 

When: Wednesday, June 17 at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST


Where: online via Zoom


Accessibility: Movie will be closed captioned. ASL signing/interpretation of the panel discussion will be provided. If you have other accessibility related needs, please email sarah@mindfreedom.org


Cost:  3 OPTIONS
1) Suggested Fee- $8 per ticket


2) Free for anyone who is willing to contribute in other ways such as sharing this event with friends, family and contacts prior to June 17. To share this event on Facebook, cut and paste the following link as a post with a personal introduction! https://mindfreedom.org/front-page/medicating-normal-screening/

 

3) DONATION- If after seeing the film you feel compelled to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to either Periscope, (the outreach platform for this film, or MindFreedom International, thank you!

 

To register (required no matter what the payment option)https://www.eventbrite.com/e/107273176960

 

We hope you that by watching Medicating Normal you will be inspired to help us launch important conversations in your community about the dangers of psychiatric drug use and the need for more alternatives. We hope you help us in our campaign to oppose all forced psychiatric interventions, including those involving harmful drugs.

 

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FarmGirlWorks

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BigPharmaStinks

Just finished the documentary - mind-opening for those that never went through this, but very relatable for those us healing from or who have already healed from iatrogenic nervous system injuries caused by benzodiazepines, stimulants, antispsychotics, mood stabilizers, and antidepressants. I highly recommend Medicating Normal to anyone who hasn't seen it :). 

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Glosmom

How can we watch if we missed today's showing?  

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BigPharmaStinks
18 minutes ago, Glosmom said:

How can we watch if we missed today's showing?  

It will be screened again via Zoom on July 11, 2020: https://medicatingnormal.com/watch/

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sunnysideup69
8 hours ago, BigPharmaStinks said:

It will be screened again via Zoom on July 11, 2020: https://medicatingnormal.com/watch/

 

Fantastic news! I can't wait to watch it!

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Glosmom

Thank you!

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ShiningLight

Thanks, just got a ticket! 😀

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