FILM SCREENING - Medicating Normal

NEXT STEPS CONFERENCE - FEBRUARY 22-25 2023 - LANIER ISLANDS, BUFORD, GA

WED 2/22/23   8 PM

Medicating Normal is the untold story of what can happen when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.

(See trailer below)

Wendy Ratcliffe

Wendy Ratcliffe

DIRECTOR, CO-PRODUCER

Wendy was associate producer for the documentary Beyond Measure by Vicki Abeles. Medicating Normal is her first feature film. She has been involved in regenerative agriculture and alternative education for two decades. She has a B.A. in History from Yale University and an MBA from Duke University.

 SEE TRAILER BELOW

Angie Peacock

Angie Peacock

LSW, COMBAT VETERAN

Angela Peacock, MSW served in the U.S. Army for seven years as a communications specialist with one deployment to Iraq. After a series of traumas, she was prescribed over 40 medications for the treatment of her “disorders.” She eventually discontinued all medications, let go of her identity as a patient, but is still recovering from the long-term effects of psychiatric drugs and the medical model of mental illness. 

Her story appears in the new film Medicating Normal (2020) where she engaged over 180 audiences during community screenings and/or panel discussions that encouraged dialogue about our mental health industry, informed consent, psychiatric drug use and withdrawal. Angie now serves as a psychiatric drug consultant and healing coach. She provides education and support to individuals, families and organizations interested in harm reduction, and the healing from and deprescribing of psychiatric drugs.