August 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

1st Annual MISSD Event During Suicide Awareness Month

MISSD is happy to announce the 1st Annual MISSD Event, in honor of Suicide Awareness Month. It will be held on September 17, 2013 at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago IL, from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
August 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk

MISSD is a sponsor of Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk, which will be held on 10/26/2013 at Arvey Field (Museum Campus), Columbus Drive, Chicago IL from 11am-2pm.

Find out more here.

August 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

“How GlaxoSmithKline Suppressed Date on Paxil-Induced Akathisia: Implications for Suicidality and Violence” by Peter R. Breggin, MD

This article highlights how the manufacturer of Paxil hid and manipulated data concerning Paxil-induced suicides in adults.  There were aware of the association between akathisia, violence and suicide. This fascinating article was written by the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin.

Read the full report here.

August 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

SSRI-Induced Akathisia’s Link to Suicide and Violence

This article is a great summary of the association between akathisia, suicide and violence.  Learn about many of the prominent doctors that are trying to bring awareness to the under reported problem of medication induced suicides and akathisia.

August 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

“NPR’s Akathisia Blind Spot” by John Paul Scott

In John Paul Scott’s article he continues to highlight his frustration at the continued association between popular mental health medications and suicide and the lack of attention to a problem that has been going on for years.

Check out the article.

August 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Selling Sickness

MISSD was a proud sponsor of Selling Sickness, a conference held in Washington, D.C on February 2013.
More info here:
August 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

New York Times – “Wars on Drugs” by Richard A. Friedman

There has been a high rate of suicide among soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  This article highlights the association between the increase in the number of psychoactive drugs that have been prescribed to soldiers and the increased rate of suicide.

Read the full article.


August 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Fox News Special Video – Powerful Psychiatric Drugs Harmful to Veterans?

This video was released around Memorial Day, and continues to draw attention to the connection between psychiatric drugs and military suicides.