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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October 30, 2018 at 6:15 am

Founder of MISSD Honored for Excellence in Advocacy

International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) Presents Wendy Dolin with Special Achievement Award

“The ISEPP Special Achievement award is intended for a professional or non-professional who has made a significant specific contribution to challenging the conventional mental health system,” said Dr. Chuck Ruby, ISEPP Executive Director. “Dolin’s advocacy and devotion to her husband’s memory is inspiring and warrants the receipt of ISEPP’s Special Achievement Award.”

2018 ISEPP Citation

Wendy Dolin is a therapist and activist who founded MISSD, which is an acronym for Medication Induced Suicide in Memory of Stewart Dolin. Stewart was Wendy’s husband of 36 years and a successful senior member of the international defense firm, Reed Smith in Chicago. In July 2010, one week after being prescribed paroxetine for work stress, Stewart’s life ended when he jumped in front of an oncoming train. This started Wendy’s painful search for an answer and her mission to educate the community about medication-induced suicide.

She discovered that the drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, had been concealing the suicide risks associated with paroxetine and so launched a lawsuit. In March 2017, a jury concluded that the drug manufacturer failed to warn about the suicide risk and awarded Wendy $3 million in damages. However, an appeals court recently overturned the ruling. Wendy will be petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to review the case.

October 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm

MISSD Video Premieres at Chicago Gala

Turnout at last night’s MISSD annual gala was the largest ever. Special thanks goes out to hundreds of attendees and to all whose continued support helps make MISSD public education programs possible. Check out our new video focused on better identifying some outward signs of akathisia.

October 3, 2018 at 1:17 pm

BBC On Antidepressant Withdrawal

A second article from the BBC, regarding antidepressant withdrawal.

October 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Antidepressant Withdrawal

New article out of the UK, regarding the danger associated with antidepressant withdrawal.

September 29, 2018 at 12:56 am

MISSD Annual Fundraiser Two Weeks Away

The MISSD Annual Fundraiser is just TWO WEEKS away! Please consider purchasing your tickets to attend our annual event, and help us spread the word about akathisia.


September 19, 2018 at 3:44 am

Wendy Dolin Speaks at Amygdala Notes

Wendy Dolin spoke at the Amygdala Notes event last weekend. This is a concert and conversation series that explores and reimagines approaches to mental health by using music as an access point. Wendy spoke and participated in a question and answer series from the audience. Between the conversations musicians entertained with beautiful music. 

September 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm

MISSD Fundraiser 4 Weeks Away

MISSD Annual Fundraiser is just 4 weeks away! Don’t forget to buy your tickets! It’s such a great evening at the Montgomery Club, you won’t want to miss the chance to support an amazing organization.


September 10, 2018 at 1:08 am

September 9-15 is National Suicide Prevention Week

In honor of this week, we would like to thank all our supporters, followers, and donors who help bring the MISSD message of akathisia awareness to the world. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to make people aware of the dangerous side effects of many medications, which can ultimately lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. When you or someone you know stops, starts, or changes the dosage of a medication, please be aware of behavioral changes that can lead to suicide, self-harm and violence. If you ever need to speak to a confidential phone line for help please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255.