I do not believe that it is “simply needing to shift our thinking away from psych meds as a cure” and, in fact, for some people even short term use of psychiatric drugs causes iatrogenic harm. My daughter had an immediate bad reaction to anti-depressants, causing the clinician involved to diagnose her with psychosis and put her on anti-psychotic medication. The result, after three weeks of these medications was her belief that she needed to end her life to stop the horrendous adverse side effects she was experiencing from both these toxic medications. She felt compelled to kill herself in order to stop the extremely painful experience and she almost died in the attempt. Every person is an individual and should not be treated as if these psychiatric drugs are beneficial to all. They can be extremely harmful and life-threatening to self and others. Full facts should be given to everybody so that a choice is available rather than coercion and control of people, as is the case at the moment. Also, the difficulty in withdrawal and reduction from these drugs needs to be told to anybody who decides to take them – whether short-term or long-term.