mental health

Smoking-Cessation Hope for People With Mental Health Conditions

In 2015, Richard Pruen spent time staying in a mental health hospital ward in England. "One thing that was evident…

June 28, 2024

CA Pushes for Psilocybin Centers—Again—for Veterans, First Responders

After years of unsuccessful efforts to authorize psychedelic treatment programs in California, a current proposal focuses on veterans and first…

June 17, 2024

How We Still Find Joy After Decades in Prison

After nearly 30 years in prison, I still find moments of joy and happiness. I wondered if anyone else was…

May 13, 2024

An Instructive Experience With Opium Poppy Tea

Like many overthinkers and traumatized people, I sleep poorly. My insomnia sometimes worsens to the point that I feel the…

March 28, 2024

If Suicidal Prisoners Should “Ask for Help,” Stop Taking Away Our Phones

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline posters showed up around 2018, when the outside world began to notice the uptick in…

March 26, 2024

Atlantic Canada’s New Hospital Services for People Who Use Drugs

There are all kinds of reasons a person who uses drugs might need to go to the emergency room. These…

March 26, 2024

Utah’s New Law to Authorize MDMA and Psilocybin Therapy

Utah is the latest state, and a notably conservative one, to authorize some form of psychedelic therapy. On March 21,…

March 25, 2024

Study Links Cannabis Use to Decreased Odds of Cognitive Decline

Marijuana use is associated with lower odds of subjective cognitive decline (SCD), according to a new study, with people who…

March 1, 2024

California’s Prop 1 Would Expand Forced Treatment, Advocates Warn

On March 5, California voters will decide on Proposition 1. The ballot measure, backed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D) would…

February 28, 2024

MDMA Close to Being Legal Medicine, as FDA Grants Priority Review

MDMA is getting ever closer to becoming a legal medicine. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now expediting…

February 15, 2024