Rethinking Psychiatry Presents Medicating Normal & Panel Discussion

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Join Rethinking Psychiatry for a virtual community screening of Medicating Normal, a 76-minute documentary film exploring our current mental health care system's reliance on psychiatric drugs to deal with trauma, grief, and distress. There will be an interactive community discussion immediately after the film focusing on the structure of psychiatric power in the United States

Panelists include: Cindi Fisher, a mental health advocate and activist catalyzed by the harm her 43 year old son experienced, and continues to experience today, at the intersection of racial and psychiatric oppression; Braunwynn Franklin, mental health advocate, peer support specialist, and founder of 313 Network Solutions; Dorian Taylor is a community member, a disability justice activist and an abolitionist; Alec Fisher a community organizer working to end prison expansion in Washington while supporting incarcerated people and their families. He believes that disability justice and the prison-industrial complex are intimately tied and must be addressed together; Keri Stanberry is a survivor of 35 years on medications and 7 years in and out of jail and mental institutions. She is an activist and NAMI state trainer for "Ending the Silence" and facilitator for NAMI's signature programs and holds certificates as a Community Health Worker, is a Washington state Peer Support Counselor, a Recovery Coach, and a medical assistant; Carolyn Sioux Green has experienced being unlawfully imprisoned for 40-days and was force drugged against her will. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Education. She has active court cases in Washington State and is the author of, “LOCKED Behind (Hospital) Prison Doors 40-Days” sharing her traumatic experiences.


No one will be turned away. If you would like a scholarship ticket to attend the screening (no questions asked), please email us at 


All donations made during your purchase are split 40-60 between Rethinking Psychiatry and Medicating Normal. Donations to Medicating Normal cover the production fees for the film and our outreach costs. Thank you so much for your support!

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