Psychiatric Medication Discontinuation/Reduction Study (PMDR)

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The goal of this project is to understand the process of coming off psychiatric medications.   What helps or prevents people from stopping their psychiatric medications?

Sometimes people who take psychiatric medications choose to stop taking it. When people choose to come off medications, they may struggle to find the information or support they need. Providers who want to help often lack evidence to guide people. Your responses to this survey will help better support people coming off psychiatric medications. We will share the results in public reports and presentations, as well as academic journals.


Who can participate?

Adults ages 18+ in the United States who meet the following criteria:

  • Labeled with a psychiatric diagnosis, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, psychosis NOS, bipolar disorder I, bipolar disorder II, bipolar disorder NOS, major depressive disorder. 

  • In the last five years, took prescribed psychiatric medications for at least nine months before trying to come off them.

  • Had a goal to completely stop taking one or two medications in the past five years.


If you would like to participate:
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Trauma Informed Community Building Toolkit

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This toolkit documents strategies that de-escalate chaos and stress, build social cohesion and foster community resiliency over time.

The TICB model is based on five years of BRIDGE Housing’s community building work at the Potrero Terrace and Annex public housing site in San Francisco. The Potrero development is part of San Francisco’s HOPE-SF initiative to rebuild some of the most distressed public housing in the city.

At the Potrero site—as at many other public housing sites across the nation—cumulative trauma results from daily stressors such as concentrated poverty, chronic health and mental health conditions, violence, low levels of education, and structural racism and isolation. The TICB approach takes into account residents’ emotional needs and avoids re-traumatization triggers, which “traditional” models of community building may ignore or exacerbate. 

3 Part Series on Supporting the Recovery of Justice-Involved Consumers


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3 Part Series on Supporting the Recovery of Justice-Involved Consumers

Justice-involved consumers have expressed a need to have resources and materials that will assist them in making informed decisions about their futures. Although justice-involved consumers experience many of the same challenges that other consumers do; justice-involved consumers have a unique set of challenges and barriers that they must successfully overcome in their recovery journeys. Unfortunately, many are unprepared for challenges and are often unaware of the resources and strategies that are at their disposal to successfully overcome these challenges.