Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19

These shocking results came from a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry which demonstrated that, using statistical and comparison techniques, it was possible to confirm that the economic downturn had contributed to a raised suicide rate. The study entitled ‘Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America’, also figured out […]

How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research

Here groups of researchers, faculty members, and trainees go through a paper and dissect every aspect from the rationale to the methodology and ultimately the data analysis and conclusions. Again this is very time-consuming work, even for experts. So how can an individual, who is not a trained scientist, possibly hope to truly digest the ramifications of a […]

Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma

Determining what are licit or illicit drugs in the United States and other countries is a matter of political policy, not policies based in therapeutic considerations or dangers to self or society. If this were not the case, nicotine and alcohol would be illegal, and cannabis and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) would not. Attitudes about […]

The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?

In a new study, just published in The Journal of Sex Research, Dr. Gore-Gorszewska recruited 30 men and women between the age of 65 and 82 years old (the average age was 71.4 years old) living in Poland. Half the participants reported that they did not have a partner at the time of the study, […]

Celebrating Hindi Diwas With These Famous Quotes

To celebrate the significance of this ancient language, Hindi Diwas is observed on September 14 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate Hindi being adopted as one of India’s twenty-two official languages. However, when the proposal came in 1949, Hindi became the second official language (English being the only language prior). This decision was […]

Ayahuasca and Its Potential to Treat PTSD

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 […]

COVID-19 and Security Theater

What security theater can do is distract us from our anxiety and worry, from the unknown and unpredictable nature of this scary new world. Thus, although these things might reduce our anxiety, we need to ask whether they demonstrably decrease risk. Furthermore, if these things divert attention and resources from the simple public health measures we all […]

Friends hold ‘a sprinkle of hope’ after 11 days at sea for missing man

READ MORE:’Absolutely desperate’: Parents of missing livestock herd manager plea for Government’s help in rescue effortsFamily ‘understands decision’ to scale back search of missing crewmenCaptain’s texts in final moments as capsized livestock ship sailed straight into eye of the typhoon Family of missing Southland man on capsized livestock boat remain hopeful he is still alive