The long-predicted road to a collective mental health crisis accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, with studies indicating that the prevalence of depression symptoms in the U.S. grew three-fold.1 The pandemic shined a harsh spotlight on the mental health symptoms plaguing every generation, but anxiety, depression, and mental trauma have been on the rise for […]
Where Should You Undergo Ketamine Therapy?
The ketamine rebrand from party drug to powerful mental health aid has been slowly building over the past decade, but the past year has marked a turning point in its PR overhaul. Continuous coverage in reputable news outlets, a Netflix docuseries based on Michael Pollan’s 2018 best-seller How to Change Your Mind, and an abundance […]
As is the case with most instances in life, environment influences your experience with ketamine therapy. In fact, environment is so integral to the medicinal value of psychedelics that the industry uses its own term: Set & Setting. In the 1960’s Harvard psychologist Timothy Leary brought the term to wide recognition after publishing a guide […]
The Science Behind Seasonal Sadness
The season of SAD is here. Scarce sunlight and colder temperatures are the catalysts for increases in feelings of depression among nearly 10% of the U.S. population. Alongside the rise of therapy speak, seasonal depression has become a term commonly—and casually —used throughout the winter season. In fact, the term has become so common and […]
Mental health is (thankfully) no longer an off-the-table topic. In 2022 many of us are more comfortable than ever discussing our mental wellness—privately and publicly. But with more people freely discussing their inner pains, frustrations, fears, and exhaustions the definitions of mental health terms can get a little foggy. This confusion is especially apparent in […]
Is It Time For a Stress Reset?
Just calm down…easier said than done, especially when chronic stress seizes your entire body. The impact of stress on our emotional health is well documented, but what about our physical health? Stress doesn’t just exist in the mind—when a stressful situation arises, it can take over the body’s most basic functioning systems. The physical effects […]
TMS for OCD Takes a Step Forward with Cigna
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has proven its efficacy in providing relief for OCD sufferers who still have symptoms after 1st line treatment. But until recently, some patients who needed this treatment to reclaim their lives from intrusive obsessions and compulsions did not have the support of major insurance carriers. CIGNA recently announced the decision to […]
Dissociation: Novelty Or Necessity?
Interest in psychedelic experiences is at an all-time high. This class of substances has nearly shaken its hazy reputation from past decades. Now, thanks to the tireless efforts of dedicated clinicians, researchers, and journalists, the culture-at-large is opening its eyes to the mental and emotional significance of mind-opening drugs, like ketamine. Bolstered by the relatively […]
It’s time to talk about the scope of trauma. Because we can’t heal what we don’t acknowledge. The definition of trauma has (thankfully) evolved, but our collective understanding of what trauma encompasses is still arguable. And in order for the mental health care industry to adequately help people living with mental trauma, we have to […]
What Is Treatment-Resistant Depression?
Healing from depression is never a simple journey. Depression is stubborn, fickle, and, even, shape-shifting. Not only can depression change course in individuals, it also lacks concrete universality—making it that much more complex of a puzzle. There are too many variables in the depression equation to deliver an easy answer. First off, the catalysts for […]