Upcoming Screenings

January 23, 2021

Warfighter Advance Presents Medicating Normal & Community Discussion

Event Schedule
6:00 pm Eastern: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom. 76-minute running time.
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern: Live Community Discussion/Q&A. The screening of Medicating Normal will be followed by an exclusive live community discussion focused on military veterans and mental health featuring the following panelists:
  • CDR Mary Neal Vieten (USN, ret), PhD, ABPP, Executive Director of Warfighter Advance
  • Lt Col Chuck Ruby (USAF, ret), PhD, Psychologist, ISEPP Executive Director, author of "Smoke and Mirrors: How you are being fooled about mental illness" (2020)
  • Kathleen K. Hammett, MS, 500 RYT, Biostatistician/ Epidemiologist, Yoga Instructor
  • Katie Johnson, Warfighter Advance Subject Matter Expert on Neurofeedback and related technologies, owner of ChesaPEAK Performance Brain Technologies
The panel will be moderated by SGT Angela Peacock, (USA, ret) MSW, and subject of the film.
January 26, 2021

Natural Highs Presents Medicating Normal & Community Discussion

Event Schedule
6:30 pm Mountain: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom. 76-minute running time.
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm Mountain: Live Community Discussion/Q&A featuring:
  • Avani G. Dilger, LPC, CACIII, ADS, the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Natural Highs - Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol, a Prevention/Intervention Program in Boulder, CO. Avani is also a substance abuse counselor and trauma therapist serving teens, families and adults with severe mental health, substance use and trauma issues.
  • Aaron Huey, Founder of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center in Estes Park, CO and Host of the #1 Parenting Podcast "Beyond Risk and Back"
  • Jazmine Gatt, she/they, Natural Highs Peer Mentor & Facilitator, student of Neuroscience and Psychology with nearly a decade in working in trauma/addiction recovery. They are passionate about healing, connection, and resilience.
  • Di Alvarez-Chao, ADS, Natural Highs Peer Mentor and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, using her own experiences as a teen in mental health and alternative treatments to support others. She is passionate about herbalism and acupuncture.
  • Angela Peacock, MSW, former Army Sergeant, subject of the film Medicating Normal
...the panel will be joined by a group of youth peer mentors from Natural Highs!
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
March 23, 2021

Virtual screening of Medicating Normal

Event Schedule
7:00 pm GMT: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom (76-minute run time)
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm GMT: Community Discussion. After the conclusion of the 76-minute film screening, there will be a book club style (all attendees have the option to appear on camera and mic) community discussion and Q&A immediately after featuring:
  • Melanie Davis is the manager of REST (Recovery Experience Sleeping Pills and Tranquillisers) - a support service for people who take sleeping pills and benzodiazepines based in the UK. She is also a member of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry, and sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence. Melanie has offered emotional and practical support to more than 3000 people experiencing the difficulties associated with prescribed drug dependency and for 30 years has also campaigned to address this devastating issue.
  • Lynn Cunningham or Wendy Ractliffe, co-director/producer, Medicating Normal
  • Angela Peacock, MSW, former U.S. Army Sergeant, subject of the film
  • Nicole Lamberson, PA, Medicating Normal Outreach Team, Benzodiazepine Information Coalition Medical Board member, co-founder of The Withdrawal Project, volunteer for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

Past Screenings

January 7, 2021

The War Center Memorial Presents Medicating Normal & Community Discussion

December 20, 2020

Medicating Normal Hosted by PharmedOut

December 12, 2020

Medicating Normal & A Deeper Dive Into Trauma

December 6, 2020

Trauma Research Foundation 2020 Winter Film Festival

December 5, 2020

Women Veterans Social Justice Network Presents Medicating Normal

December 1, 2020

Safest Drug Presents Medicating Normal

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 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.