🍄 The New Health Club #20 - Robin Carhart Harris: Psychedelics are our future tool.

  
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I talked to Robin Carhart Harris about an important tool of the future: psychedelics. Robin has the aura of your typical “cool scientist” and heads the Psychedelic Research Group within the Centre for Psychiatry at Imperial College London. He has designed a number of functional brain imaging studies with psilocybin, LSD, MDMA and DMT, plus a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression. Carhart-Harris is the first person in the UK to have legally administered doses of LSD to human volunteers since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971. He is passionate about finding proof, that we need new mental health drugs.

#Lets Talk

From now on, we must talk about things differently. If the last few days and weeks have shown us anything, it’s that we must change the way we communicate with each other when it comes to race, trauma and mental health. The language used to communicate these new ideas and new solutions to the mental health crisis is an immeasurably important part of our work at The New Health Club.

As a result, we are now in the process of developing a German newsletter and a Germany community and platform to complement our international platform. Why is that? Two reasons:

  1. Germans who might not necessarily have the best grasp of English may feel more comfortable approaching us with their questions about depression and mental health.

  2. As psychedelic journeys are deeply personal and complex experiences, it’s natural for people to prefer recounting them in their mother tongue.

Let us know what you think!

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This week I talk to scientist Robin Carhart-Harris about important tools for the future: psychedelics. Robin has the aura of your typical “cool scientist” and heads the Psychedelic Research Group within the Centre for Psychiatry at Imperial College London. He has designed a number of functional brain imaging studies with psilocybin, LSD, MDMA and DMT, plus a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. Carhart-Harris is the first person in the UK to have legally administered doses of LSD to human volunteers since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971. He is passionate about finding proof that we need new mental health drugs.

Robin wrote a great Opinion Piece for The Guardian which you can read here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/08/psychedelic-drugs-treat-depression

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new thoughts on psychedelics!

Why The Future Of Mental Health Care May Lie In Psychedelics - Forbes

MindMed Launches Project Lucy Focused on LSD Experiential Therapy For Anxiety Disorders - We Love Project Lucy! And that’s why JR Rahn is on the podcast at the end of June.

We’ll talk next week! Stay safe and happy.

Anne