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Letters from Generation Rx represents the stories of real people and the fallout from psychiatric medications

"Letters from Generation Rx" details how the careless use of prescription psychiatric drugs created an avalanche of disability and unintended consequences.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, October 19, 2016 / -- Veteran documentary film Director Kevin P. Miller of Kola Films LLC announced today that his international award-winning documentary, "Letters from Generation Rx" will be offered free to the public through the film’s website, for a limited time. The documentary, narrated by Academy Award© winner Tilda Swinton, is a follow-up to Mr. Miller’s groundbreaking 2009 film, "Generation Rx," which questioned the science —and the wisdom— behind drugging millions of children and teens with psychiatric drugs.

The new film offers fresh perspectives from parents, families and others, and illustrates how the cavalier use of these drugs has created a new class of disability, a bevy of under-reported side effects, and other tragic and unintended consequences. “For decades, we have been told that antidepressants, antipsychotic, benzodiazepines, and ADHD drugs were scientifically proven to be safe and effective,” Miller says. “Our interviews with experts, not to mention our intense examination of the data, proves those claims to be patently false.”

The film's Director, who teamed with Producer Todd Harris, claims that "Letters from Generation Rx" would never have happened if not for an outpouring of more than 2,000 letters from parents, teens, teachers and loved ones who shared their stories. “The stories were so heart-wrenching, so powerful, and came in such extraordinary volume that I was forced to act.”

“No other film has provided a forum for understanding why things are the way they are as powerfully as this documentary,” said Dr. Bonnie Kaplan from the University of Calgary, who studies the role nutrition plays in mental illness and brain development. “If we truly want to understand these powerful drugs, people need to watch Letters from Generation Rx.” The film features N.Y. Times bestselling author Robert Whitaker (Anatomy of an Epidemic), Dr. David Healy (Pharmageddon), psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin (Your Drug May Be Your Problem), Dr. Joanna Moncrieff and Irving Kirsch, fresh off a "60 Minutes" appearance for his book, "The Emperor’s New Drugs." The film also features interviews with Dr. Thomas Insel, the former director of the National Institutes of Mental Health, in addition to psychiatrists, journalists, academics and dozens of patients who were never warned about the potential dangers of psychiatric drugs.

“We are offering the film for free to help educate others and to save lives,” Miller says, “because for us, this has never been about making money. When you travel the world and interview as many people as I have about the use of prescription psychiatric drugs, one quickly learns that consumers of these drugs are not making decisions based on all of the known facts. These drugs are every bit as dangerous as Opioids, yet are woefully under-reported. This film offers a fully-informed choice to millions and, we hope, will save countless lives.”

Virginia resident Kristina Gehrki, who tragically lost her teenage daughter to antidepressants and is featured in the film, said, "'Letters from Generation Rx' delivers a sobering wake-up call: it could happen to you."

"Letters from Generation Rx" also highlights an unmatched soundtrack and features a rare John Lennon song, "How," personally approved by Mr. Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. The song was re-recorded by Anja Øyen Vister of the band, "Flunk" from Norway, who also contributed three other songs to the soundtrack with her band mates, guitarist Jo Bakke, drummer Erik Ruud, and producer Ulf Nygaard.

The film will stream for free for a limited time, beginning on October 19 at

Kevin P. Miller
Kola Films LLC
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