I have such an uncomfortable response to the term Shared Decision Making. Any one else wonder why mental health service users have to share their decision making process with the so called experts rather than simply being given all the information and support they need to be empowered to make their own autonomous choices? I know I never wanted to share my power over myself with another person. If sharing means telling people about my choices that’s fine. But it doesn’t mean that here. It means you need the permission of the prescriber to make a choice. Not my definition of being afforded free will. I reckon the biggest barrier to shared decision making is the stigmatising assumptions inherent in the term itself.