DATE: October 20, 2021
TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Interpreters Available | Closed Captioned
To be held via ZOOM | Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8938611710
You are invited to join us on Zoom for a virtual community screening of Medicating Normal followed by a live interactive post-screening panel discussion/Q&A.
Film Synopsis: One in five Americans takes one or more commonly prescribed psychiatric medications on a daily basis. While these drugs can sometimes provide effective relief, they are prescribed far too often, frequently without discussing with patients the possible alternatives and potential adverse outcomes, both physical and mental. MEDICATING NORMAL follows five people who are harmed by the very medications they believed would help them. It is the untold story of the serious consequences that can occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.
Facilitated by: Simonne Maline, Executive Director of the Consumer Council System of Maine
Angela Peacock, MSW: former U.S. Army Sergeant, subject of the film Medicating Normal
Jane Moore, JD/Advocate-Disability Rights Maine
Randy Morrison, Director of Peer Services-Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Melissa Caswell, Communications Coordinator-Consumer Council System of Maine
5:15 pm ET: Waiting Room Opens
5:30 pm ET: Welcome & Screening of Medicating Normal (76-min run time)
6:45 pm ET: Live, post-screening panel discussion & Q&A See Less