01 September 2023

Mental Health and Psychedelic Resources

Psychedelic Awareness, Information, Resources and Therapy

Mental Health and Psychedelic Resources

“I am convinced that psychedelics are not a panacea, but they can play a role in healing and connection, both for the people that choose to use them and for those that do not.”― Matt Zemon

Psychedelics: Ethics and Law

Psychedelic- Assisted Therapy

What are Psychedelic Drugs?

Mental Health and Psychedelics
"The relationship between mental health and psychedelics is a complex and evolving topic. Psychedelics, such as psilocybin (found in "magic mushrooms") or LSD, have been studied for their potential therapeutic effects on mental health conditions, particularly in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy. However, it's crucial to approach these substances with caution and under the guidance of trained professionals.

Research suggests that psychedelics may have the potential to enhance self-awareness, facilitate emotional breakthroughs, and promote personal growth. They have shown promise in the treatment of conditions like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction. Studies have indicated that these substances may help individuals gain new perspectives, process unresolved trauma, and experience a temporary reduction in symptoms.

It's important to note that the therapeutic use of psychedelics is typically conducted in controlled environments with experienced therapists or facilitators. These professionals guide individuals through their experiences and provide support before, during, and after the sessions. The setting, intentions, and integration of the psychedelic experience are crucial components of the therapeutic process.

It's also essential to highlight that the use of psychedelics outside of clinical or therapeutic settings can carry significant risks. Psychedelics can induce intense and unpredictable psychological experiences, which may be overwhelming or even exacerbate existing mental health issues for some individuals. They can also have physical side effects and interact with certain medications or pre-existing medical conditions.

It's recommended that individuals interested in exploring the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelics seek out licensed professionals who are trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy. These professionals can provide guidance, help assess individual suitability, and ensure the experience is conducted safely and responsibly.

As the field of psychedelic research continues to advance, it's important to approach the topic with an open mind while prioritizing safety and responsible use. It's also essential to stay informed about the latest research findings, regulations, and guidelines related to psychedelics and mental health." (Source: ChatGPT 2013)

Back to the Future: Psychedelic Drugs in Psychiatry Harvard Health Publishing

Can Magic Mushrooms really cure Depression? Professor Bob Galloway finds the answers Daily Mail

Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics Massachusetts General Hospital 

Consciousness, Religion, and Gurus: Pitfalls of Psychedelic Medicine ACS Publications

Effects of Naturalistic Psychedelic Use on Depression, Anxiety, and Well-Being: Associations With Patterns of Use, Reported Harms, and Transformative Frontiers in Psychiatry

Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration Therapy BMC

Facts About Psychedelics for Mental Health Atlas Sciences

How Do Psychedelic Treatments Work? WebMD

Hope and Hype: Psychedelic drugs still to prove value in clinical trials Clinical Trails Arena

Information on Psychedelics and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Portland Psychotherapy

LSD and Mental Health Mental Health and Motivation

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment with Psychedelic Drugs NYU Langone Health

Psychedelics: Where we are now, why we got here, what we must do Science Direct

Psychedelics and Consciousness: Distinctions, Demarcations, and Opportunities NIH

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: 12 Findings & Training Options Positive Psychology

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Applications in Mental Health Clinical Advisor

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Paradigm Shift in Psychiatric Research and Development Frontiers in Pharmacology

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Is Transforming the Way We Think About Mental Health Care Self

Psychedelic Drugs: Types, Uses, and Effects Verywell Mind

Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration: A Transtheoretical Model for Clinical Practice
Frontiers in Psychology

Psychedelic Integration: New Book Unifies Clinical Practice, Spirituality & Scientific Fundamentals ICEERS

Psychedelic Integration Resources & Media Rosie Peacock

Psychedelic Medicine: A re-emerging Therapeutic Paradigm NIH

Psychedelics Research and Psilocybin Therapy Johns Hopkins Medicine

Psychedelic Therapies Offer Hope for Mental Health CISION

Psychedelic Therapy: A Roadmap for Wider Acceptance and Utilization Nature Medicine

Psychedelic Therapy: For Depression, PTSD,  Addiction, and More Medical News Today

Psychedelic Therapy: Uses, How It's Done, Risks, and More Healthline

Psychedelic Therapy: What to Know About an Emerging Treatment Option Choosing Therapy

Therapeutic Use of Psychedelic Substances Clinical Memorandum PDF Download RNZCP

The Illusion of Knowledge in Psychedelic Research ICEERS

The Next Big Trend in Mental Health Treatments? Psychedelic Therapy USA Today

The War on Drugs: History, Policy, and Therapeutics Dominican University

This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs Time

Understanding Psychedelic Drugs Vedantu

Unifying Theories of Psychedelic Drug Effects Frontiers in Pharmacology

What Are Psychedelic Drugs, and How Can They Help Treat Mental Illness? Everyday Health

Psychedelics Are Fueling a Mental Health Revolution - Video