by Milon Townsend

Building Awareness

People often get on psychiatric medication without knowing the possible long-term effects of doing so. People who get on psychiatric medication, and the doctors who put them on such drugs, are often unaware that viable, natural alternates exist to long-term psychiatric medication use. Certainly, few realize the difficulty they will face getting off such medication.

At the Holistic Mental Health Institute, we will make available and actively disseminate educational material about the dangers of long-term psychiatric medication use and the existence of viable alternatives to treat mental health disorders. Such education and dissemination will initially come in the form of targeting mailings to school counselors and mental health professionals entrusted with the welfare of society’s most vulnerable.

When funding permits, HMHI would like to target the general public in the form of advertisements, public service announcements, online lectures, and conferences.

Medical Disclaimer

Nothing on this website is intended to be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision. Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it may not only be dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.