Held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 At thist webinar we were joined by Will Hall from California, USA. He talked about the harm reduction approach to the psychiatric medication withdrawal process.
Will Hall started the evening with a talk on withdrawal from antipsychotics, antidepressants, antianxiety or mood stabiliser drugs. We followed this up with a panel discussion and then opened the discussion to questions from attendees.
Will Hall is a counselor and has taught and consulted on mental health, trauma, psychosis, medications, domestic violence, conflict resolution, and organizational development in more than 30 countries, and been widely featured in the media for his advocacy efforts around mental health care.
His work and learning arose from his experiences of recovery from madness, and today is passionate about new visions of mind and what it means to be human. He holds a Diploma and Masters Degree in Process Work from the Process Work Institute, and studies over the years have included the Integral Counseling program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, training with Jaakko Seikkula and colleagues in Open Dialogue at the Institute for Dialogic Practice, the WRAP facilitators’ training, and certification in NADA protocol auricular acupuncture at Lincoln Recovery in New York City.
He has spoken around the world about the harm reduction approach to withdrawing from psychiatric medication and was a co author of the Harm Reduction Guide to Coming of Psychiatric Drugs with the Icarus Project. He is currently a PhD candidate at Maastricht University Medical Center – School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, supervised by Dr. Jim van Os doing research into alternatives to psychiatric medications.