mental health

A Hugely Promising Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Depression

The first-ever randomized clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for people with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder was published in…

November 23, 2020

UK on the Brink of a Psychedelic Therapy Revolution

Bristol, the English city that produced street artist Banksy, will soon see the opening of the world’s first psychedelic-assisted therapy…

November 16, 2020

Despite Immunity Law, Virginia Woman Charged After Calling 911 for Alleged Meth Crisis

Virginia has a new "Good Samaritan" law designed to protect people who call 911 for a drug-related health emergency from…

October 8, 2020

The LEAD Program Faces a Reckoning for Centering Police

The murder of George Floyd and the explosion of protests against police terror led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM)…

September 17, 2020

The Impact of Family Members’ Incarceration on Black Women’s Mental Health

A new study shows that Black women who have experienced having a family member incarcerated have higher levels of stress…

September 9, 2020

Crack, Mass Incarceration and Black Trauma: Jeffrey’s Story

Jeffrey Calhoun has been shot seven times and sent to prison three. Had he not been granted clemency by President…

August 20, 2020

Alcohol Harm Reduction: A World of Growing Possibilities

In her early professional life, Louise liked to unwind with wine. She loved the way it looked in a glass;…

August 17, 2020

How I Wish My Parents Had Reacted to My Heroin Use

My parents aren’t exactly known for being calm. In fact my mother, who has mental health concerns, will lose her…

July 30, 2020

British Columbia’s Troubling Bid to Detain Young People Who Overdose

On June 23, the provincial government of British Columbia announced the first reading of Bill 22, a proposed amendment to…

July 27, 2020

Navigating the Baffling Systems of Care That Failed My Son

[The following article is excerpted from two chapters of Cover My Dreams in Ink, the author's account of the journey…

July 22, 2020