YouTube Channel: Benzo Brains

Benzo Brains is a YouTube channel created by Jocelyn Pedersen, a benzodiazepine survivor, advocate, and Mad in America blogger. The videos offer tips and advice for tapering, information about benzodiazepine related legislation, and messages of strength and hope for people impacted by benzodiazepines. Jocelyn also shares her personal experience with benzodiazepine withdrawal and recovery. Video titles include:

  • Tips for Surviving Benzo Hell
  • How Do I Manage Without Meds?
  • “Help! My Doctor Stopped Prescribing My Benzo.” What to Do.
  • Benzo Bullied – how to survive not only the effects of benzodiazepines but also being belittled by the medical community


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.