How to Ease the New COVID Booster Side Effects 

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As with last year, the new COVID-19 vaccine booster has a few side effects. Not everyone will experience them, but it is good to be aware of them so you know what to do if you start feeling ill. In this post we will give you some steps to help yourself and family members who […]

Is Ketamine Therapy the Same as Microdosing?

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There is often confusion surrounding this question when it comes to ketamine therapy. The short answer is: no, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is not the same as microdosing. Both KAP and microdosing involve the use of psychedelic or psychedelic-adjacent drugs, but that is where the similarities end. Let’s discuss the specific ways in which ketamine therapy […]

Is At Home Ketamine Treatment Safe?

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One of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the option to consult with healthcare practitioners virtually. Also known as “telemedicine,” this method of care has persisted largely out of convenience for the patient. After all, it is quite nice to be able to take care of a routine health screening or obtain a […]

Journaling Prompts for Ketamine Therapy

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While ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) can be transformative on its own, the integration of therapeutic practices like journaling can enhance the healing process significantly. But knowing what to write while you are receiving ketamine therapy can be tricky for some, especially if you are new to journaling. In this post, we will discuss the values of […]

Is Ketamine an Opioid? And Other Common Questions

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Ketamine continues to demonstrate efficacy in the treatment of a variety of mental health disorders. However, like many emerging treatments, ketamine’s rise in popularity as a medical treatment has also led to questions and concerns about its efficacy, safety, and appropriate use. Is ketamine an opioid, for example? Is it addictive? Let’s take a look […]

Do You Need the RSV Vaccine?

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Along with the flu and common cold, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is fairly common during the fall and winter months. In most cases, symptoms are mild and dissipate within a week or so. In other cases, however, symptoms can be severe and even worsen existing medical conditions. Let’s discuss who should get the RSV vaccine […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Care Strategies

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Autumn is rapidly approaching, which means shorter days, cooler temperatures, and changing leaves. It also means gray skies and the looming winter, when daylight becomes even more precious and inclement weather prevents many of us from going outdoors. These circumstances can have a negative effect on mental health, even leading to a type of depression […]

Overcoming a Negative Ketamine Experience

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Ketamine assisted psychotherapy can rapidly relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. The majority of eligible patients will have a pleasant experience: some report feelings of gratitude and enlightenment, while others feel a physical weight has been lifted. As with any drug, however, there is the possibility of a negative […]

July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

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July is recognized as Bebe Moore National Minority Mental Health Awareness month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month. It is a time dedicated to shedding light on the distinctive mental health challenges faced by the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. Understanding these challenges is crucial in order to provide appropriate […]

Understanding Mental Health Concerns in the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ are at a significantly increased risk of mental health struggles. There are a number of reasons for this, which we will look at more closely in this article. Understanding the unique psychological stressors experienced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community will enable us to be more proactive in supporting this […]