coming off meds/withdrawal


「精神薬から離脱するためのハームリダクション・ガイド」の翻訳は、Madness Radio にもゆかりある松王強、松王誠・裕子、Richard Sadowsky、浜島恭子、山本眞理、Mika Jarmusz チームが行っています。レイアウトはSeth Kadish
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Coming Off Medications Guide - In Japanese!

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs was recently translated in Japanese!

Thanks to the amazing translation team of Madness Radio listeners Dr. Tsuyoshi Matsuo, Makoto and Yuko Matsuo, Richard Sadowsky, Kyoko Hamashima, Mari Yamamoto, and Mika Jarmusz, with layout support by Seth Kadish

You can download the new guide here.

Download the scrambled pages printer version here.

article on decolonizing ourselves: My comments on Indigenous excellence and seeing our own organic beauty, finally

We have been stupidized. Some believe that they are "more capable" than the rest of us, but the truth is, they have been highly privileged. They do not think through why some humans would be allowed to get to the places they are, while others, for some "nutty" reason, cannot, or will not. The article linked to touches on ways in which human beings are colonized into the world of stupidization (i.e. "citizenship"), and gives ideas for ways out of that maze. Via the free, online academic/public journal Decolonization (

Coming Off Medications Guide - In Bosnian/Croatian!

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs was recently translated in Bosnian!

Sarajevo's Metanoia group brings together visionary professionals, psychology students, and people diagnosed with extreme states to change mental health treatments and community response. Icarista Will Hall recently visited to support their work.

You can download the new guide here

Get in touch with the group in Sarajevo on facebook here

Update:Croatia's activist and support group Ludruga just published a Croatian version. You can download it here; printer version is here.  : 

Lithium Withdrawal

Has anyone taken lithium and successfully come off of it? I plan to taper from 900mg but would like advice on how much and how often. I'm not sure that I can get any doctors' approval, so I may plan to do this alone with only 300mg tablets. I have read on to try 10% a month. Would I do a 90mg decrease every month or 90mg decrease for one month then 81mg decrease?

John 0.5

The life I would have liked to of had with you.  But I am broken and trying to fix myself on my own, it is hard and I have to fix myself on my own...  I don't even know if you were ever a possibility in reality.  But I had to try and tell you something.. 


Perhaps I need(ed) someone a little emotionally stronger than me to help me put myself back together into a better man.  But  I  don't know what I am really doing any more...


I just felt I had to tell you something.


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