Will Hall is a mental diversity counselor and consultant with a private therapy practice based in Portland Oregon.
Will’s background includes a Master’s Degree in Process Work, teaching and consulting work on mental health, trauma, domestic violence, conflict resolution and organizational development in more than 8 countries. His work and learning arose from his own experiences as a survivor of a schizophrenia diagnosis. He will be sharing those experiences as a blogger on the Mad in America website.
This video is a short introductory describing coming off psychiatric drugs and provides some basic guidance for anyone considering reducing or coming off psychiatric medications. The approach is drawn from his Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, which can be downloaded for free here.
This video and Guide are in the spirit of peer support and mutual aid for educational purposes, and not medical advice. (While everyone is different, coming off medications, especially abruptly, can sometimes be dangerous. Seek support when possible and use caution.)
Psychiatric medications can sometimes be very useful, but there is often little information or guidance when the risks and harm start to outweigh the benefits. Will Hall provides an introductory overview of how to come off psychiatric medication.
The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs can be downloaded for free here: http://willhall.net/comingoffmeds. Also available in Spanish, Greek, and German. Disponible tambien en español.
Will Hall is a survivor of a schizophrenia diagnosis who today works as a therapist and teaches internationally on mental diversity, including psychiatric medication. This video provides some basic guidance for anyone considering reducing or coming off psychiatric medications and their supporters, and is discussed in greater detail in the Harm Reduction Guideto Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs.
You can contact Will at http://www.willhall.net
Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes and is not medical advice. While everyone is different, coming off medications, especially abruptly, can sometimes be dangerous. Seek support when possible and use caution.
For more information on psychiatric medications and withdrawal, go to http://www.beyondmeds.com, http://www.willhall.net/comingoffmeds, http://www.comingoff.com, http://www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com, and http://www.theicarusproject.net/comingoffmeds.
This video is Creative Commons copyright 2012 BY-NC-ND; you are free to share.
Thanks to Kent Bye, Jen Gouvea, and Jonathan Marrs for production.