This page lists related groups and other resources that you may find helpful. If you are aware of other resources that we should consider adding, please let us know by email: [email protected] or by commenting on this page. Thank you.
Mad in America – Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice. Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad). We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change.
The Power, Threat, Meaning Framework – Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis
Drop the Disorder (Facebook) – a group for anyone who is interested in challenging traditional approaches to emotional distress. It provides a place to explore more helpful and appropriate alternatives to the language of disorder, diagnosis, medicalisation and psychotropic drugs.
A Disorder 4 Everyone – Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis – creating change. Provides events information and booking, blogs and other resources.
The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis UK – ISPS draws together individuals who are interested in the psychological understanding and treatment of the psychoses and supports those who want to develop psychological approaches in their own places of work.
The Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry – CEP exists to communicate evidence of the potentially harmful effects of psychiatric drugs to the people and institutions in the UK that can make a difference.
The Inner Compass Initiative and Withdrawal Project – Inner Compass Initiative provides information, resources, tools, and connecting platforms to facilitate more informed choices regarding all things “mental health” and to support individuals and groups around the world who wish to leave, bypass, or build community beyond the mental health system.
Let’s Talk Withdrawal (Facebook) – a group dedicating to sharing experiences and discussing issues with psychiatric drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines.