My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week:
Mental Health and Other Drugs
If – when you read this title – a little red warning flag went off in your brain, I think you will be surprised by the content of this week, and I hope you will read on. There is a huge stigma on the use of psilocybin (mushrooms), and LSD, d-lysergic acid diethylamide (acid), for the treatment of mental health.
However, research is showing that these drugs have some of the highest success rates on record for treating mental illness, depression and anxiety being the forerunners for this treatment.
Psychedelics: Mind enhancing Methods to Well Being:
Check out this panel and talk here, for more information on the use of psychedelic drugs and the research being done with them. This talk is led by a powerhouse panel, and they do an excellent job of debunking certain myths, drawing attention to actual risk factors (of which there are very few), and framing the difference between addiction and abuse.
The talk is an hour long, but I highly recommend it. Even if you need to break it up into segments, I think this conversation is super informative, exciting, and one of the first of its kind.
Here is the panel breakdown for the video link above:
Lead by: Tim Ferriss, Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company‘s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune‘s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/adviser (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded 300 million downloads.
- Matthew Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of Psychedelic Research, Centre for Psychedelic Research, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
- Ayelet Waldman, Author, “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life”
- Christian Angermayer, Founder, Apeiron Investment Group
Article with More Information: Marc Gunther just authored the first-ever article on psychedelic science in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, you can check it out here. There is some amazing information on how this research is being funded, and how it has the potentiality to heal addictions and various other mental health struggles.
Update on my Show:
Meeting with Hope For The Day: I was fortunate enough to have a meeting with Hope For The Day’s educational department today! Some exciting stuff in the mix for the months to come!
Also, I have given out my script to three new mental health professionals! I look forward to feedback and growth of the text.
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