Here's a recap of recent blog posts and other news.
Billiam James, one of Canada's most noted environmental campaigners, has written a song, Akathisia, I Can't Keep Still (this pill is making me ill), to raise desperately needed awareness of akathisia, a treatment-induced mental state that regularly leads to suicide and homicide.
We need help to share Billiam's anthem through social media channels, forums, support groups, and in any other way possible. Please do whatever you can -- ideally by linking to the Akathisia page on the RxISK website (which includes the song's video and where you can purchase it).
The song has a gritty, hard-hitting message, which is rated with "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" on iTunes and Amazon. It's for people who feel like their meds are not working as promised, people who have been through the system and know that something is wrong, people 25 years and up. Teenagers just don't have this kind of experience, and besides we would get in deep shit -- their parents and doctors would freak if they see us telling "innocent" teens not to take their meds.
Some of us don't agree. What do you think? This question has featured on David Healy.org, and we welcome your input.
Thank you for your support.
Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated.
David Healy, MD