A compilation of recommended resources for mental health crises & more

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General Resources for Support with Mental Health, Depression, and Suicide

A note for people experiencing crisis outside of the US: If you reach out to a hotline/crisis line and ask for international resources, they can usually give them to you

Befrienders Worldwide

Lists all the known hotlines in every…

72 years after the Nakba, the psychedelic community must stand up for human rights

Israel has recently been featured in the news, heralded as a leader for its investment in psychedelic clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Israel is the first national government to approve MDMA…

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I have struggled with OCD and anxiety for about 25 years. My OCD has shapeshifted over time, camouflaging into each phase of my life, but the themes have remained pretty consistent through the years. At this point in my life, my OCD could perhaps best be described as primarily obsessional

By Amanda Gelender

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While the impact of music on psychedelic sessions is currently an ongoing topic of research, music has been a powerful component of psychedelic journeying for centuries, rooted in indigenous, ceremonial practice with plant medicine.

In the context of psychedelic mushroom journeying outside of a shamanistic practice, musical…

This piece is my contribution to the #ThankYouPlantMedicine campaign to de-stigmatize and decriminalize psychedelic plant medicine. From microdosing to full dose experiences, psilocybin “magic” mushrooms have supported me tremendously me over the years. I also work intentionally with cannabis, which continues to bring me healing and positive transformation.

For context…

My relationship with medication is ever-changing. I have been on dozens of psychiatric medications in different combinations. I have also spent time in recent years completely off of medication. Currently, I’m on an anti-depressant and an anxiety medication in addition to a host of other non-pharmaceutical ways I work to…

I don’t know anyone who is doing “well” right now. Have we entered an era of perpetual anxiety and deep uncertainty? Is this the beginnings of what some historians are calling the rise of an authoritarian regime in the US?

Having been in power for only one week, Trump has…

I identify as neurodivergent. I choose to identify this way because I consider my mental health challenges “dangerous gifts” meaning that they are both sources of extreme challenge and of tremendous power and capability. …

I wrote this piece for internal consumption at my workplace. In a company-wide discussion on race and racism, an employee anonymously asked the question, “What can white people here do to support people of color?”

As a white person invested in the continual work of solidarity — or what some…

Amanda Gelender

Abolition, psychedelics, mental health. Jewish anti-Zionist. Founder: www.psychedelicexploration.com ✨ Chief of Staff: www.vayaconsulting.com

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