A valid email address. All emails from the system will be sent to this address. The email address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by email.
Several special characters are allowed, including space, period (.), hyphen (-), apostrophe ('), underscore (_), and the @ sign.
Your virtual face or picture.
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Allowed types: png gif jpg jpeg.
Images larger than 100x100 pixels will be resized.
Locale settings
Select the desired local time and time zone. Dates and times throughout this site will be displayed using this time zone.
Basic info
Geolocation
Use the map interface to provide your approximate location so that you and other members can find each other based on how near you live to each other. Start by entering the name of your city or town, and then select the correct suggested location. Use the zoom tools to more closely select your location (for example your neighborhood or a close-by intersection), then fix your location there by clicking, or by clicking and dragging your mouse pointer. Note that you can always change your location on your profile page later – indeed, you may even want to temporarily change your map location to other cities at times, so that you can more quickly find members located in those other cities.
Address
Please enter your country, as well as your city, state or province and zip or postal code. This field will be visible only to ICI and TWP staff.
Age range
Preferred pronouns I go by
Which of the following best represents your racial or ethnic heritage? Choose all that apply.
Please note: The reason we are asking this question is so that Inner Compass Initiative can understand whether or not we’re effectively building a racially diverse community. Your selection will not be displayed publicly.
TWP Connect
Which of the following best describes the rate at which you came off or are coming off psychiatric drugs?
Check all that apply. If you’re not exactly sure, a rough estimate is OK.
What schedule(s) and method(s) are you using, or have you used in the past, to come off or reduce psychiatric drugs?
Check all that apply.
Select all that apply.
How many years in total have you been on or were you on psychiatric drugs?
If you are already finished coming off psychiatric drugs, which of the following best describes how you feel about your healing?
Which of the following best describes your relationship to your prescriber?
This is a private field that will only be visible to Inner Compass Initiative and The Withdrawal Project staff.
Which of the following best describes your relationship to your therapist/non-prescribing practitioner?
Check all that apply. This is a private field that will only be visible to Inner Compass Initiative and The Withdrawal Project staff.
Which of the following best describes your relationship to family members/friends?
[Optional] Please feel free use this space to share, to the best of your abilities, a short, specific history of your relationship to psychiatric drugs and/or your withdrawal status, up to 150 words. This includes whatever you might remember about specific drugs, dates you were on them (years and months, if remembered), doses, methods, rates, et cetera. This will help members quickly get a handle on one another’s respective withdrawal journeys.

Here is a generic example to give you an idea of what this might look like:

1991-1994 fluoxetine 20mg 1997-2005 Zoloft 2005-2008 Effexor, Ativan 2mg 2008-2013 Lexapro 40mg, 2013-2015 added Klonopin 1.5mg and Abilify 10mg, Oct. 2015 -decreased 5mg Abilify in 10 months, bad akathisia for last 3 months and then stopped, April 2016 finished coming off Abilify, some insomnia but resolved in a month, began tapering Klonopin 10% of starting dose per month, some new insomnia and heart palpitations in the mornings, but going okay so far.
[Optional]
[Optional]
Do you have any online resources that have been particularly informative, inspiring, helpful, relevant, or meaningful to you in your process of coming off psychiatric drugs that you’d like to share with others? Examples might include websites, blogs, YouTube channels, books, interviews, etc.. Please list the resource names and hyperlinks, as well as a brief description, if you so choose.
I am interested in using TWP Connect for…
Check all that apply. Your selection(s) enable other members to find you based on common interests you share. It’s important to think carefully through what you are and are not interested in connecting around, so that this platform feels useful and streamlined for you and others. You can modify your selections at any time.
Types of lobbying or public awareness campaigns I'm interested in
Check all that apply.
I am interested in the following types of contact
Check all that apply. Your selection(s) enable other members to find you based on the types of contact you feel interested in and comfortable with. You can modify your selections at any time.
This section is a space for you to share a bit more about yourself beyond the context of psychiatric drugs and withdrawal. Consider answering questions like the following: What are your interests and hobbies? What matters to you in your life? What do you believe in? What kind of world do you envision? Please share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, up to 350 words.
How did you find out about TWP Connect?
This is a private field that will only be visible to Inner Compass Initiative and The Withdrawal Project staff so we can better understand where and how people find out about TWP Connect.
Please let us know about additional social media platforms, websites, keyword searches, organizations, or kinds of individuals (i.e. psychiatrist, friend, family member, etc.) that brought you to TWP Connect.
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