Sunday, August 25, 2019

In the past decade, suicide has become an epidemic plaguing the military and veteran community, with upwards of 20 suicides a day by veterans, service members, Guard Members and Reservists. To play a small role in combatting this crisis, Mad in America has launched the Veterans, Service Members & Military Families Initiative to help the community become better educated and to assist service members, veterans and their families to identify alternatives to the dominant drug-based model of mental health. If you have queries about this page please get in touch.

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Broken Is Not All I’ll Ever Be: Military Veterans and Psychiatric...

I had been an excellent combat medic — I had deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan totaling over 28 months of combat in Infantry and Cavalry units. Yet, after over six years on these psychiatric drugs, I felt reduced to a helpless being who would require assistance for the simplest of menial tasks.

Derek Blumke – The Mad in America Veterans Initiative

On MIA Radio we interview Derek Blumke, who tells of his time serving in the military, his experiences taking and coming off psychiatric drugs and his role as editor of MIA's new Veterans Initiative.

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Click here to visit our Parent Resources section which is designed to provide information and resources for parents who wish to explore alternatives to conventional, drug-based psychiatric care for children and youth.

Click here to access research reviews of the major classes of psychiatric medication: antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, mood stabilizers or stimulants.

Click here to access resources on drug withdrawal or visit our Provider Directory.