Writer, lifelong rock climber, and psychiatric survivor MATT SAMET joins guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT to discuss his incredible journey out of “benzo madness” and the important lessons he learned along the way. An amazing I GOT BETTER story! LIVE on Saturday, 9 February 2013, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT; we’ll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

Matt Samet, this month’s guest on MindFreedom Live Alternative Web Radio, has broken free from benzodiazepines and the mental health system.


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Matt Samet’s incredible journey out of “benzo madness” — an I GOT BETTER story!


Our guest:

MATT SAMET is a freelance author and editor based in Colorado, as well as a survivor of psychiatry happily and healthily living free of psychotropic medications and the psychiatric system since 2006. An avid rock climber, Samet has detailed his struggle to break free of benzodiazepines and other 

psychiatric meds, as well as the various diagnoses he was saddled with, in a memoir entitled Death Grip, available February 11, 2013, from St. Martin’s Press. He also maintains a blog at called The Other Side, in which he details how he resumed normal life while healing from the medications and their withdrawal syndromes.

Join MATT SAMET and guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT, coordinator of MindFreedom International’s I GOT BETTER campaign to raise awareness of recovery from hopelessness in mental health care, for an exciting dialogue about living happily and healthily free of psychotropic medications and the psychiatric system. 



Tune in live at, and join the conversation yourself! 

Do you have your own story of psychiatric triumph — breaking free from hopelessness in mental health care — to share? Do you have a question for Matt about how he overcame one of the many hurdles he faced on his path to wellness? We’ll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.



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Mad Live Web Radio!Tips About How to Listen and Call-in Live (or hear the archive later)  

At the start of the show, 2 pm ET or 11 am PT, you can listen by going to the Blog Talk Radio site hosting this monthly “Second Saturday” show, here:

Call-in Number: (646) 595-2125.

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Can’t get to a computer that day? No problem! You can use the call-in number (646) 595-2125 just to listen, like a teleconference.

Online, you can also join a live chat with MFI Web Radio Show.

You can call in via phone, BlogTalkRadio web site or Skype.


More about MindFreedom International:
MFI is one of the few totally-independent nonprofit organizations in the mental health advocacy field focusing on survivors of human rights violations in the mental health system.

MFI has zero funding from the mental health system, governments, drug companies or religions.


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