November 30, 2018 at 11:33 am

MISSD Cosponsors Shining a Light Event

If you’re in the Chicago area this month, please join MISSD, Jewish Child & Family Services and No Shame on U for an evening of critical conversation about suicide prevention and grief support. This free event is open to all and will be held on Wednesday, December 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Beth Hillel B’nai Emunah Congregation, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL.

Michael Fine is the keynote speaker and our discussion panel includes community members who have lost loved ones to suicide and akathisia-induced death. To register for “Suicide in the Jewish Community: Shining a Light in the Darkness,” please visit:

November 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

Using Poetry to Describe Akathisia

Some akathisia sufferers use poetry as a creative outlet to communicate the inner restlessness of akathisia. J.A.’s poem describes akathisia as “a feeling of terror, panic, fear, as if you LIVE in a horror movie,” while Marci’s poem describes “feelings of lightening bolts bursting.”

November 29, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Report Shows US Life Expectancy Declines

CDC States Many Deaths are Preventable

MISSD is concerned that the US life expectancy has declined, but remains hopeful that increased public attention regarding prescription-drug-induced disorders can help reduce preventable deaths in the future.


November 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

World’s Largest Employee Assistance Program Learns About Akathisia

MISSD is thankful for many opportunities this year to increase akathisia awareness. Our recent ComPsych presentation at the social work department in Chicago was well received. ComPsych provides services to more the 45,000 organizations reaching more than 100 million people in the US and 160 additional countries.

November 3, 2018 at 8:00 am

MISSD is Recognized for Akathisia Awareness

New train signage, accredited course and informative video help put akathisia on the public health map

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