Psychiatric Drugs and Why They Fail Us

Photo of Robert Whitaker, presenter

Our societal use of psychiatric drugs has exploded over the past 30 years. More than one in five Americans now takes a psychiatric medication. Yet, as our use of these medications has soared, so too has the burden of mental disorders in our society. Why would this be so?

Unfortunately, research has shown that long-term outcomes for medicated patients are poor. As a result, new initiatives are emerging that lessen the use of medications and focus instead on creating supports that help children and adults struggling with mental difficulties get well and stay well.

Join us Tuesday, April 23rd at 7pm in the Assembly Room for a special presentation by journalist and author, Robert Whitaker.

This program is made possible by a partnership with Science for the Public.