By Bill Frederick
Back in 1980 I became a somewhat disillusioned psychology major at the University of Colorado when upon taking a cooking job in the local psychiatric hospital, I discovered that mental healthcare was all about psychotropic medications.
Ten years later at Outward Bound, instructors were having anxiety attacks when reviewing their students’ medical forms and seeing the prevalence of psychotropic medication use.
Since then I have worked in and with a variety of programs which operate in remote or international locales, all of which have wrestled with how to manage potential issues for students/participants who were taking a variety of psychotropic medications. Continue Reading »