December 17, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Meditation Can Reduce Stress & Has No Risk of Adverse Drug Effects

A recent Growth Spurts program featured MISSD Founder Wendy Dolin, who discussed the benefits of meditation as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety during challenging times. See:

December 10, 2020 at 4:05 pm

Quieting the Silence

We’ve received great feedback from last night’s collaborative program, “Quieting the Silence: Suicide Awareness in the Jewish Community,” and want to thank The Blue Dove Foundation, No Shame on U, and JCFS Chicago for helping make this meaningful event possible.

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December 7, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Meditation During Challenging Times

“Growth Spurts,” a program sponsored by the Full-Bloomed Lotus-Center for Self Awareness, will interview MISSD Founder, Wendy Dolin on Dec. 10th at 2 p.m. Central Time. Dolin will discuss the mission of MISSD, and ways meditation can help during challenging times. See:

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Zoom Meeting ID: 857 2207 2135 Passcode: 412798

December 4, 2020 at 5:24 am

The BJGP, a leading primary care research journal, has published an important letter about misdiagnosis of antidepressant dependence and withdrawal. We appreciate the efforts of authors Marion Brown and Stevie Lewis to increase awareness of adverse drug effects that can cause suicidality and suicide.

They write, “Most urgently, we urge individual prescribers to always raise with their patients possibilities such as antidepressant adverse effects and/or potential dose-change and withdrawal issues before initially prescribing an antidepressant for any patient – and before attributing patients’ subsequent development of ‘unexplained’ ‘functional’ symptoms to psychosomatic ‘medically unexplained’ or ‘functional’ syndromes and disorders.”

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December 1, 2020 at 2:40 pm

MISSD’s Akathisia Campaign Reaches California Commuters

It’s Giving Tuesday, and MISSD wants to give a big shout out to all who help us reduce avoidable suffering and death by increasing akathisia awareness.

Today in San Francisco, commuters and tourists can see our mass transit ads on buses and inside terminals. This ad campaign was made possible by the generosity of supporters dedicated to reducing the 4th leading cause of death: Adverse drug effects.

“Nobody is immune to medication harms, and adverse drug effects don’t discriminate,” said MISSD Founder, Wendy Dolin.

The MISSD Akathisia Awareness Campaign reaches the West Coast. Previous akathisia ads were featured in New York City and Chicago.

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