Trauma alters consciousness and it is no surprise that upwards of 70 percent of people with PTSD self-medicate to the point of addiction at some point in their lives. Many more use substances but do not become addicted. Substance use intersects both the natural human urge for inner exploration with the need to suppress unpleasant states. Plants […]
Take, for example, Channel 4’s recent documentary The School That Tried To End Racism, in which 11-year-old pupils were separated by race and asked to reflect on their ethnicity. Leaving aside the obvious trauma this caused to these impressionable young people – with one boy breaking down in tears and fleeing from the classroom – […]
Salt Lake Mayor Erin Mendenhall said in a statement on Sunday: “While the full details of this incident are yet to be released as an investigation takes place, I will say that I am thankful this young boy is alive and no one else was injured.
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Now, the Worsleys have been searching for additional legal counsel and hoping on an appeal filed in Alabama’s legal system. Eboni said funds initially raised in the months after Sean’s arrest were dwindling. The couple was able to pay off medical and housing debts, afford initial counsel and pay for Eboni to move to Alabama […]
The top three donors who contributed to Protecting California Cooper Ballot Measure Committee, a PAC that supports Prop 20, were the California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund, the Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs PIC and the Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC. Each of those organizations donated $2 million, […]
‘In life you can look at the positive or negative in situations, I thank god for helping me see the positive in my experience. If I didn’t I don’t know how else I would of got through the pain, it’s truly indescribable.’
Fields is a member of ”1776 Unites,” a project started earlier this year by African American civil rights activist Robert Woodson as a positive alternative to the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project, which aims to reframe American history through the lens of slavery.
As a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist based in North Carolina and St. Louis respectively, we have a particularly unique perspective on the way that the virus has affected many lives. Quarantine and lockdown has meant our work has picked up to a frenzied pace. Since the end of March, we have been working from home […]
In recent years, the use of psychedelics in treating PTSD has gained notice in the scientific community. Past studies on the effectiveness of psychedelics such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), methylene dioxin methamphetamine (MDMA), dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and Psilocybin (mushrooms) have shown some efficacy in treating various mental health conditions. Ayahuasca brew, which contains DMT, is […]