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  • Thu 13 May
  • 76 minutes
  • Director: Lynne Cunningham & Wendy Ratcliffe
  • USA (2020)


Medicating Normal (*18) 

Trigger Warning: This film contains content featuring personal mental distress and suffering which may be of a sensitive nature to some viewers.

Sobriety Films UK presents an exclusive virtual screening of the award winning documentary Medicating Normal, which explores the U.S mental health care system's reliance on psychiatric drugs to treat trauma, grief, and distress.  Followed by a Q&A session with UK panelists, it will be hosted by SFUK’s director Maddie Kitchen.   Join us on the Genesis Cinema Platform to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.


8pm Live Panel Discussion - free to ticket holders and joining instructions will be shared once you’ve booked

Maddie Kitchen will chair a panel discussion with David Healy, MD, a professor, researcher, author of Pharmageddon, and expert witness on harm caused by psychiatric drugs. Founder of

Stevie Lewis, survivor of antidepressant dependence and withdrawal, co-author of “The Patient Voice,” and campaigner who petitioned the Welsh Government

Miranda Levy is a national newspaper journalist who specialises in mental health.  Her new book, The Insomnia Diaries: How I Learned To Sleep Again; is published in June.

Mark Horowitz, PhD, Training psychiatrist and researcher, who has a PhD from King’s College London on the neurobiology of depression and the action of antidepressants. Currently the clinical research fellow on the RADAR trial in London, looking at the effect of gradually tapering people with schizophrenia off their antipsychotics.

Maddie Kitchen

Maddie is a filmmaker and founder of Sobriety Films UK, a non-profit CIC that champions recovery from addiction, mental ill health and trauma through film.  

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility needs or need language subtitles, please contact the team at: who will do their best to accommodate with the relevant files.

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