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FREE WEBINAR: Mental Illness and Serotonin Pharmacy: The Interface of Antidepressants with Psychedelics

With Benjamin Malcolm (USA) and Dr Alana Roy

Date: Sat 19 June 2021 @ 9:00am
Location: Webinar (online)

Don’t miss out – Get your tickets early!

Join this FREE, 90-minute online webinar to gain access to insights and learn about ground-breaking treatments to chronic mental health conditions.

Recent data demonstrates that psychedelic assisted therapies can produce life-changing results in persons that have struggled to find benefit with traditional antidepressants, although there are significant concerns with the compatibility of these two evidence-based approaches to treatment.

Many traditional antidepressants may reduce the therapeutic potential of psychedelics or introduce risks due to dangerous drug interactions. Moreover, current literature underscores the lack of preparedness and difficulty of tapering and stopping antidepressants for many providers and patients.

In this webinar, we will explore the drug interaction potential between antidepressants and psychedelics, compare their mechanisms of action, and summarize practical considerations for persons tapering antidepressants that are interested in psychedelic assisted therapies.

WEBINAR SESSION

Date: Saturday 19 June 2021
Time: 8:55am for 9:00am start – 10:30am (incl Q&A) (AEST)

The presentation WILL BEGIN AT 9:00am.

Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you with the viewing details.

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Whilst our webinars are free of charge, we strongly encourage you to make a donation and support our important mission of making these therapies available through our medical system. This can be done at the time of reserving your ticket. Please share these events with your networks.

More about Mind Medicine Australia and medicinal psychedelic-assisted therapy:

Mind Medicine Australia is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation working on the use of medicinal psilocybin and MDMA-assisted therapies to treat a range of mental illnesses. Mind Medicine Australia exists to help alleviate the suffering caused by our accelerating mental illness epidemic in Australia, through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients.

Unlike current treatments such as anti-depressants, which only manage the illness and can have nasty side effects, psilocybin and MDMA assisted therapies have been scientifically proven to be a safe and effective cure for anxiety, depression, end-of-life stress, addictions and PTSD after just a short treatment program. These medicines are also currently being researched for dementia, eating disorders, OCD and a number of other conditions. Both medicines have been granted Breakthrough Therapy Status by the FDA in the USA to fast-track their approval. This designation is only given to medicines which may prove to be vastly superior to existing treatments.

At Mind Medicine Australia we are dedicated to helping the now global movement to spread this awareness and ensure these medicines are available via the medical system. Please watch and share our 2 minute animation to find out why psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy needs to be available to those who are suffering.

The Presenters

Benjamin Malcolm (USA)

PharmD, MPH, BCPP

I envision a society in which access to psychedelic medicines in a variety of safe and supported settings is available for purposes of psychospiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness.

I strive to let my loves and passions guide my activity and provide the canvas my life is painted on. I hope this site can be of service to my vision as well as you.

Professionally, I’m a board certified psychiatric pharmacist that provides psychopharmacology consulting for safe and beneficial psychedelic experiences, courses in psychedelic pharmacy, and a monthly membership program.

On a more personal note, I’m a lover of nature, exercise, music, and consciousness as well as being a husband and father. I’m passionate about cognitive liberty, self-realization, and psychedelic medicines.

Website: spiritpharmacist.com

Dr Alana Roy

Ph. D Psychology, B. A Social Work (MHSW)

Dr Alana Roy is a psychologist, social worker and therapist and has spent the last 13 years working in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, sexual abuse, family violence and the disability sector. Alana has worked with borderline personality and dissociative identity disorder in various roles in the community such as: Rape Crisis Centres with victims of ritual abuse, childhood and adult sexual assault, supporting women in the sex industry, survivors of human trafficking and now as a psychedelic integration specialist.

Alana focuses on harm minimisation, community and connection. She is dedicated to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and plant medicines. She has engaged with, and provides integration therapeutic support services for communities across Australia. Alana works at several universities as a Research Fellow and supervisor of students on placement. Alana passionately advocates for public policy, community education and legislative changes so that these treatments are regulated and supported by a strong, connected and skilled sector.

Learn more about Alana’s experiences in: Psychedelic Medicines: How My Journey Into The Jungle Changed My Life

Disclaimer: Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes. Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms. You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example Facebook, Instagram or Zoom private and public chat forms during a webinar). Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event. We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.

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