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Upcoming Screenings

December 1, 2020

Safest Drug Presents Medicating Normal

Event Schedule
4:00 pm Eastern: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom, 76-minute running time.
5:15 pm Eastern: Live Community Discussion immediately following the film featuring the following panelists:
  • David Carmichael, BA, MA: Executive Director of Canadians for Vanessa's Law, which developed the KNOW YOUR DRUGS global awareness campaign in collaboration with RxISK
  • Mika Pollack, BS, MPH: Board Member & Executive Director of Safest Drug
  • Erica Komisar, LCSW: Psychoanalyst, Author, Parent Coach
December 5, 2020

Women Veterans Social Justice Network Presents Medicating Normal

Event Schedule
2:00 pm Eastern: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom, 76-minute running time.
3:15 pm Eastern: Live Community Discussion immediately following the film featuring the following panelists: The panel will be moderated by BriGette McCoy, MS, CEO/ Founder, Women Veteran Social Justice Network, Army Gulf War Era SCDV
December 6, 2020

Trauma Research Foundation 2020 Winter Film Festival

TRF will make a donation to Medicating Normal after the film festival, so please donate in lieu of a ticket fee.
Event Schedule
6:00 pm Eastern: Short welcome by filmmaker Lynn Cunningham followed by livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom (76-minute run time).
7:15 - 8:30 pm Eastern: Live Community Discussion/Q&A immediately following the film featuring the following panelists:
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD is a psychiatrist, researcher, professor of psychiatry at Boston University, and one of the world’s leading experts on post-traumatic stress — especially when it comes to how trauma affects the brain, body, and nervous system. He has pioneered approaches for trauma treatment that focus on calming the nervous system, increasing executive function, and grounding patients in the present. In his research, Bessel has worked with a variety of clinical approaches, including neurofeedback, EMDR, psychodrama, and yoga. Bessel is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and multiple books, including The Body Keeps the Score.
  • David Cohen, Ph.D. is a professor of social welfare at UCLA who studies adverse effects of psychotropic drugs, involuntary psychiatric detentions, the history of mental health interventions, and the cultural spread of ignorance.
  • Angela Peacock, MSW is a former US Army Sergeant, activist, subject of the film, Medicating Normal
December 12, 2020

Medicating Normal & A Deeper Dive Into Trauma

Event Schedule
1:00 pm EST: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom (76-minute run time).
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm EST: The screening of Medicating Normal will be followed by an exclusive live community discussion/Q&A featuring the following panelists:
  • Chris Paige, LCSW, MSW is a licensed psychotherapist and coach with over 27 years of experience helping people heal from traumatic experiences. He has worked in a variety of professional and therapeutic settings and has coached professional and Olympic athletes to achieve peak performance. Highly skilled in healing trauma, he has been featured on Dateline NBC for his work with children of divorce as well as in the national publication, Muses and Visionaries, where he wrote a monthly column called "On The Couch with Chris Paige." Chris is trained in hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the Safe and Sound Protocol and Somatic Psychotherapy, all of which he incorporates into his work. Chris also offers a unique perspective as a member of the prescribed harm community, having endured his own iatrogenic injury from prescribed psychiatric medication.
  • Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT, C-IAYT is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), internationally certified yoga therapist, (C-IAYT), registered yoga teacher (RYT), award winning author, Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Guide, and a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certified through the MISS Foundation, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust, and the Center for Loss & Trauma. Counseling and supporting those living with traumatic grief and bereavement is her main focus of work.
February 2, 2021

The UK Psychedelic Society Presents Medicating Normal & Panel Discussion

Event Schedule
7:00 pm GMT (London): Welcome by UK Psychedelic Society followed by livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom (76-minute run time).
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm GMT (London): Live Community Discussion/Q&A immediately following the film featuring the following panelists:
  • Dr. Ben Sessa is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and psychedelic researcher. Ben is the Chief Medical Officer at AWAKN Life Sciences, a new start-up opening Europe's first psychedelic medical clinic and the co-founder and former president of Europe's largest psychedelic conference, Breaking Convention.
  • Dr Emma Robinson, BSc(Hons), PhD is a researcher in Bristol’s School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience. Emma’s research seeks to understand the mechanisms which underlie rapid acting antidepressants effects, whilst she is also part of a project with COMPASS pathways investigating the effects of psychedelic drugs as potential antidepressants. Alongside research, Emma is a Professor and helps to organise the biennial Bristol Neuroscience Festival.
  • Wendy Ractliffe, Co-Director/Co-Producer of Medicating Normal
  • Angie Peacock, MSW, activist, former US Army Sergeant and subject of the film, Medicating Normal

Past Screenings

November 19, 2020

Mental Health Europe Presents Medicating Normal & Panel Discussion

November 6, 2020 – November 12, 2020

Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival

November 9, 2020

Medicating Normal & An Addiction Discussion

October 29, 2020

Medicating Normal & Post-Screening Discussion

October 23, 2020

Epidemic Answers Presents Medicating Normal

October 19, 2020

NMMAA/Malpractice Diaries Presents Medicating Normal

October 17, 2020

Inner Compass Initiative Presents Medicating Normal

October 4, 2020

Film & Conversation: Medicating Normal

September 20, 2020

Promise Resource Network in Partnership with Peer Voice NC Presents Medicating Normal

September 19, 2020

Warfighter Advance Presents Medicating Normal

September 8, 2020 – September 13, 2020

Richmond International Film Festival

August 29, 2020

Estreno de Medicating Normal en Español

August 27, 2020 – August 29, 2020

IM4US Conference

August 25, 2020

The People's Film Festival

August 22, 2020

SurvivingAntidepressants.org presents Medicating Normal

August 12, 2020

Integrative Mental Health for You presents Medicating Normal Virtual Community Screening

July 25, 2020 – August 1, 2020

Virtual Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF)

July 22, 2020

Peerpocalypse 2020

July 12, 2020

Association for Anthroposophic Psychology Private Screening

July 11, 2020

Benzodiazepine Information Coalition presents Medicating Normal for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

June 17, 2020

MindFreedom International (MFI)

April 29, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Greenwich International Film Festival

April 21, 2020 – April 26, 2020

Richmond International Film Festival

April 23, 2020 – April 25, 2020

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

April 3, 2020 – April 5, 2020

Breakthroughs: The Tulane Public Health & Social Justice Film Festival

March 6, 2020

Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival

March 5, 2020

DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF)

February 26, 2020

Sedona International Film Festival

February 24, 2020

Sedona International Film Festival

Host a Future Screening

After the film appears in film festivals, most likely throughout 2020, we will be activating an outreach and community screening program. We will also be identifying individual hosts and/or partner organizations to screen it locally in churches, schools, community centers, workplaces, and at conferences. In some cases, we can provide panelists to help lead a discussion after the film.

Contact us with ideas and to host a future screening.