STORIES – VIDEOS

This page houses playlists containing some of the videos from all of the past World Benzodiazepine Awareness Days that have occurred. The video playlists below are divided into four categories: compilation videos, individual story videos, educational/public address videos, and creative videos. The playlists are not at all exhaustive. To find all videos that exist for W-BAD, go to W-BAD’s YouTube channel and also search YouTube using the terms ‘World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day’.

Short video submissions from 2016 that were put together by W-BAD into 3 compilation videos:

For W-BAD 2016, people from all over the world were asked to share about their experiences, including being sickened by benzodiazepines, details of the invalidation they received, and how the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome affected them. They also shared about their (sometimes long-term) illness resulting directly from as-prescribed benzodiazepine prescription and their reasons for participating in World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2016.

These are their stories.

VICTIM STORIES 2016: COMPILATION 1 OF 3
VICTIM STORIES 2016: COMPILATION 2 OF 3
VICTIM STORIES 2016: COMPILATION 3 OF 3

Each year, on July 11th, many W-BAD campaigners also post their own videos to YouTube where they tell their stories of prescribed harm. The following playlist houses some of those many videos from prior W-BADs:


Videos were also submitted that were educational in nature or public addresses and that documented the campaign activities of W-BAD participants around the globe:


Lastly, the following videos were submitted by campaigners that took a more creative approach at expressing prescribed benzodiazepine harms and dangers:


Sharing your own story on YouTube and other social media outlets is a powerful awareness tool.

For instructions and guidance on preparing a video, go here.

To view the W-BAD photo gallery, click here.