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Many people struggle with mental health issues and find that traditional medicine does not offer a satisfactory way of either treating or managing their concerns. Many researchers are demonstrating that psychedelics are promising in the treatment of a wide variety of mental health concerns. Also, there is also growing awareness that psychedelics may be helpful in managing some of the unpleasant side effects of mental health medications. A number of surveys have indicated that people with a variety of mental health diagnoses do use psychedelics and this survey is designed to deepen this knowledge by finding out more specifics about how psychedelics can help. This survey is unique in that it can be completed by either someone with a mental health concern OR a someone who knows them (e.g., family, friend, physician). As we believe in sharing, the results of the survey will be made widely available to researchers through the open science concept. This sharing of knowledge may help:
- the development of new treatments
- the refining of existing treatments
- the management of medication side effects
- people who struggle with mental health issues to manage their issues more effectively
- understanding the mental processes of illness and wellness
Those with serious mental health diagnoses are often left out of the current psychedelic studies, however, there have been myriad anecdotal reports of beneficial changes to mental health symptoms, medication use, and medication side effects where we feel that an observational study is warranted. Unique to this survey is the ability to submit personal experiences or those from someone you know (friend, family, patient, etc).
Thanks in advance for helping make this knowledge and wisdom more available.
How will my privacy be protected?
All information obtained during the study will be entirely anonymous.
Who will have access to my data?
Anonymous data will be made accessible to other researchers in the name of open science.
Can I say ‘no’?
You may decline to enter or withdraw from the study at any time without any consequences or explanation.
Who should I contact for further information?
Please do not hesitate to contact our team at email@example.com. If you have concerns about your privacy and wish to ask a question, please create an anonymous email address at proton.me. This service is free, anonymous, and encrypted.
We are committed to data privacy, including encryption, anonymity and transparent policies. Your personal information stays on your device. No sign up, no email, no Facebook connection required.
Mental Health & Substance Use
Wellness Together Canada: Call 1-866-585-0445. This is a free, confidential, 24/7 hotline providing free mental health and substance use support. Their platform offers various services ranging from basic wellness information, to one-on-one sessions with a counselor, to participating in a community of support. Whatever it is you’re looking for, visit https://wellnesstogether.ca.
Crisis Text Line Canada: Text “HOME” to 686868 or visit https://crisistextline.ca.
Crisis Text Line USA: Text “HOME” to 741741 or visit https://crisistextline.org.
These are 24-hour, free, support lines (via text medium) for people experiencing all kinds of crises, including suicidal thoughts.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is now the easy-to-remember resource for reaching trained crisis counselors who can help with suicide, mental health, and substance use-related crises. This is a 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. https://988lifeline.org/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (USA): Call 800-662-HELP (4357). This is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use challenges.
Fireside Project (USA): Call or text (3pm to 3am PST) 62-FIRESIDE > 623-473-7433. This is a peer support for those in the midst of psychedelic experiences, those sitting for others, and those integrating past psychedelic experiences. You can also access support via an app: https://firesideproject.org/app.
Psychedelic Support Therapy is an online directory of experienced providers, information about integration groups/circles, and online education in the psychedelic space, for more information, visit https://psychedelic.support.
Organization of Psychedelic and Entheogenic Nurses represents nurses, at all levels of training, who work with patients utilizing therapeutic psychedelic medicines. They offer a list of clinical resources for those seeking integration and harm reduction, as well as psychedelic societies/communities, and professional organizations. If you want to learn more, visit https://openurses.org/clinical-resources.