A Harm Reduction Approach to Psychiatric Medications: Clients, Families, and Professionals Working Together

Will Hall, author of the free online resource Harm Reduction Guide to Coming off Psychiatric Drugs (translated into 13 languages), discusses his clinical experience building bridges and forming alliances between clients, families, and professionals around medication decisions, including starting, reducing, and coming off psychiatric medications. How to move past power struggles? How to find a place of choice amid psychotic communication? What to do about adverse side effects risks, hospitalization, and police? What does the latest research say about neurotoxicity, neuroprotection, relapse prevention, and symptom chronicity? A “harm reduction approach” means not being pro- or anti-medications, but meeting people where they are at as individuals with unique needs.

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Venue

Cypress Community Center

403 Cypress Avenue, Room 1 San Jose, CA 95117

Phone: (408) 244-1353

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/294

Organizer

South Bay Project Resource (SBPR) (SBPR)

https://southbayprojectresource.org

[email protected]

Cost

F R E E. Open to the public.
Venue near San Tomas Expy. and Stevens Creek Blvd.

Event Website

https://southbayprojectresource.org/category/events/