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Interview with Professor David Nutt

ABC 774 Melbourne with Ali Moore, 01 December, 2022

Professor David Nutt is interviewed on ABC 774 Melbourne with Ali Moore.

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Professor David Nutt in Australia to Advocate for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

The Canberra Times, 28 November, 2022

The Canberra Times features Vanessa’s story, along with the presence of Professor David Nutt (Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London) touring Australia to present keynotes on Psychedelic-assisted therapy: History, Neuroscience and Myths, were both advocating in Canberra this week for the Therapeutic Goods Administration to reschedule MDMA and psilocybin.

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Experts call for Medicinal Psychedelics to be Approved as Mental Health Treatment

7 News - Sunrise, 25 November, 2022

Professor David Nutt was interviewed on Sunrise, explaining how MDMA can help people with PTSD and the evidence behind the therapies as to why it should be approved in Australia.

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The push for using psychedelics in trauma treatment | ABC News

ABC News Australia, 25 November, 2022

Professor David Nutt and Vanessa were featured on ABC News Australia, explaining how psychedelic-assisted therapy can help a range of people with mental illnesses, the evidence behind the therapies and why it should be approved in Australia. The segment also briefly addresses the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s decision on psychedelic-assisted therapies to be implemented in the Australia Mental Health system.

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In 2018, Vanessa's husband was diagnosed with depression. He asked her to help him take his own life.

Mamamia, 24 November, 2022

Vanessa delivers a letter to the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, telling the story of her husband’s suicide and requesting his assistance in creating a new treatment pathway for people with treatment resistant depression by allowing limited access to psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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Approach to Psychedelics 'Ignorant' in Mental Health Crisis

The Australian, 24 November, 2022

Professor David Nutt (UK),  Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London met with the TGA on Monday 22nd of November.

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Interview with Professor David Nutt (UK)

ABC Sydney, 21 November, 2022

Professor David Nutt (UK),  Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, was recently a guest on ABC Sydney. Listen to the full interview beginning from 00:35:40.

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Q&A with Professor David Nutt

The Weekend Australian Magazine, 13 November, 2022

Q&A with Professor David Nutt, in preparation for his Australian tour, opening on November 17.

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Woman pens devastating letter to PM advocating for psychedelic substance approval for depression treatment, 13 November, 2022

A heartbroken woman has accused the Albanese Government of “cruelty” after her husband took his own life.

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Professor David Nutt live on ABC North Coast Breakfast

ABC North Coast, Breakfast, 08 November, 2022

Professor David Nutt is interviewed on ABC North Coast Breakfast, speaking of the remarkable promise of psychdelic-assisted therapies and promoting his upcoming Australian lecture tour. Interview begins 46:23.

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The Psychedelic Mental Health Revolution

The Sachin and Adam Show, 27 September, 2022

The Sachin and Adam Show explore the use of psychedelics for mental health. There are few things more important than mental health and this week they dived deep into how Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy can be the next frontier in treating mental health. The podcast explored Peter’s motivations, the history of psychedelics, the current state of Australia’s mental health system and Mind Medicine Australia.

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Move To Ban Psychedelic Medicine Branded Inflexible and a Backward Step

The Age, 08 September, 2022

Victorian health bureaucrats want to ban the use of psychedelic-assisted treatments retrospectively for patients suffering from serious treatment-resistant mental illness, an approach the federal regulator (TGA) has slapped down as inflexible, and one advocate argues is reminiscent of the “war on drugs”. Given what our Premier describes as a “broken mental health system” in Victoria and an increasing mental illness epidemic, this is a cruel and backward step that could deny people the help they need and deserve.

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The Truth About Psychedelics

The Deep, 30 August, 2022

Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia, Tania de Jong AM, was recently a guest on The Deep podcast. In the episode on psychedelics, they discuss the potential of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in treating depression, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

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The Way of The Psychonaut

Byron Magazine, 15 August, 2022

Following the success of last year’s Fantastic Fungi screening, Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to announce an exclusive screening of The Way of the Psychonaut: Stanislav Grof’s Journey of Consciousness, at Byron Bay Theatre on Thursday 25 August at 6:30pm followed by a Q&A Panel, hosted by Mind Medicine Australia’s Byron Bay Chapter.

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Tania de Jong AM speaks about the importance of ethical reporting

ABC North Coast Breakfast with Joanne Shoebridge, 27 July, 2022

Hear Tania de Jong AM speak about the Four Corners documentary on ABC North Coast and the importance of ethical reporting and fact checking.

The segment runs from: 2:04:25 – 2:15:54.

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Healing with Psilocybin

Fierce Truths Magazine, 22 July, 2022

Tania de Jong AM speaks about the potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies and the work we do at Mind Medicine Australia

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Michael Pollan changed his own mind with psychedelics. Now he’s changing others

The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 July, 2022

The article discusses Michael Pollan’s book “How to Change Your Mind” and the current state of psychedelics.

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Tony Shields Interview on ABC Radio Canberra

ABC Canberra Mornings, 04 July, 2022

Tony Shields discusses the potential in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies. The interview begins at 1:03:07.

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2GB Healthy Living Podcast with Tania de Jong AM

2GB Healthy Living Podcast with Dr Ross Walker, 26 June, 2022

In a recent episode of the Healthy Living Podcast, Mind Medicine Australia’s Executive Director, Tania de Jong AM, speaks about the potential in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.

The interview starts at 1:03:56.

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NFTs Are Getting Psychedelic. Is It Worth the Trip?

Lucid News, 13 June, 2022

NFTs Are Getting Psychedelic. Is It Worth the Trip?

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Let doctors use MDMA to treat veterans with PTSD and depression, former ADF boss says

The Guardian, 04 June, 2022

Chris Barrie says he hopes common sense will prevail and the TGA will allow drug to be more readily used to treat patients.

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Ex-ADF chief calls for psychedelic treatment in the ACT

City News, 03 June, 2022

The ex-chief of the Australian Defence Force has urged the ACT government to allow medical use of psychedelic-assisted therapy in treating veterans and individuals suffering from mental illness.

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Psychedelic drugs aren’t for parties anymore

The Australian, 03 June, 2022

The case for psychedelic therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD a no-brainer. Don’t cloud it with the debate to decriminalise recreational mood-altering drugs.

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ACT government considers Mind Medicine Australia reform to allow psychedelics

Canberra Times, 29 May, 2022

The ACT government is considering legislation changes to allow MDMA-assisted therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and psilocybin to treat depression.

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Michael finds a way to see ‘beautiful things’ again

CBR Business News, 24 May, 2022

Royal Australian Air Force officer of 16 years, Michael Raymond, speaks about psychedelic-assisted therapies.

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Insight Ep 13: Illicit Medicine

SBS, 09 May, 2022

Is the war on drugs holding us back from developing new therapies, and denying people viable treatments?

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Biotechs want to unlock the psychedelics market, but it isn’t simple

The Sydney Morning Herald, 08 May, 2022

Australian biotechs are high on optimism about the multi-billion dollar potential of psychedelic treatments for mental health, but regulators still have question marks.

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The Year that Made Me: Tania De Jong, 2017

ABC Sunday Extra, 24 April, 2022

MMA’s Executive Director, Tania de Jong AM, talks about undergoing psychedelic therapy and the focus it gave her. She is currently in rehearsal for the premiere season of the musical, Driftwood, which is based on the memoir of her mother, Eva, and the story of her grandparents, who escaped the Holocaust.

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Could psychedelic mushrooms be the answer to treating depression?

6PR Mornings with Liam Bartlett, 13 April, 2022

Listen to our Executive Director, Tania de Jong AM, discuss the potential in psychedelic medicines on 6PR Mornings with Liam Bartlett.

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PharmAla Biotech to supply Mind Medicine Australia with GMP MDMA for Clinical Trial

News Wire, 08 April, 2022

PharmAla’s GMP MDMA will accelerate trial work funded by Australia’s premier Psychedelics charity.

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Professor David Nutt (UK) Interview on FM104

FM104, 05 April, 2022

Mind Medicine Australia Ambassador Professor David Nutt (UK) discusses the current state of psychedelics including the progress with Mind Medicine Australia.

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Can microdosing psychedelics help curb anxiety?

Healthy-ish Podcast, 04 April, 2022

Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia, Tania de Jong AM, discusses the potential in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.

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Could MDMA be the answer for sick Aussies?

I've Got News For You (, 24 March, 2022

There’s a push to change the law to allow patients with treatment-resistant mental illnesses to access MDMA-assisted therapies. Bucky investigates how it would work.

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The case for magic mushrooms as mental health treatment

The Briefing Podcast, 23 March, 2022

Psychiatrist and Director of Mind Medicine Australia, Dr Eli Kotler, was recently a guest on The Briefing Podcast. In the episode he discusses the progress we have had, and our current application of rescheduling MDMA and psilocybin with the TGA.

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Could psychedelic drugs be the breakthrough treatment for mental health issues?

Studio10, 25 February, 2022

Could psychedelic drugs be the breakthrough treatment for mental health issues? Michael Raymond’s 16-year-career in our airforce left him battling PTSD, anxiety, and depression, but found to be the cure he needed.

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What’s Next for Australia’s Psychedelics Movement?

Truffle Report, 17 February, 2022

Truffle Report reached out to MMA’s co-founder and chair Peter Hunt for an update on the charity’s efforts to legalize psilocybin and MDMA as medicines for patients in Australia.

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Drug of choice: support is growing for greater use of psychedelic-assisted therapy

The Daily Telegraph, 16 February, 2022

Scott Leckie and Tania de Jong AM discuss the growing support for the use of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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State roadblocks TGA approval of psychedelic-assisted therapies

6PR Mornings, 10 February, 2022

Former Chief of Australia’s Defence Force and Mind Medicine Australia board director Professor Admiral (Ret) Chris Barrie AC said Australia’s TGA has given 40 approvals to doctors to provide certain treatments to patients suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD on a case by case basis.

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Turn on, tune in, get well?

The Australian, 29 January, 2022

Psychedelic therapy is back on the agenda. And for the likes of Andrew Robb, it’s high time.

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How Psychedelic Medicines Changed Tania de Jong’s Life

The Carousel, 24 January, 2022

Tania de Jong, Executive Director at Mind Medicine Australia, shares how psychedelic medicine has changed her life.

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Mind Medicine with Tania de Jong & Charles Kovess

TNT Radio, 24 January, 2022

Join Tania de Jong AM and Charles Kovess in exploring solutions to the Mental Health crisis. Every 2nd Saturday.

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Quest for new mental illness treatments continues with MDMA and psilocybin trial

Examiner, 18 January, 2022

New research looking into the effects of MDMA and psilocybin on the brain is set to take place as part of a continuing push to make psychedelic medicines a mainstream treatment for depression and other mental health disorders

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'This is not palliative care; this is curative': How MDMA could be used to treat depression and PTSD

ABC Mornings, 18 January, 2022

Mind Medicine Australia chairman Peter Hunt says clinical trials in the use of psychedelic medicines could be “curative” for people living with mental illnesses.

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The Power of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies

Crappy to Happy Podcast, 14 January, 2022

In this episode of the Crappy to Happy podcast, host Cass Dunn chats with Tania de Jong AM, who is a social entrepreneur, incredibly talented soprano and co-founder of the not-for-profit, Mind Medicine Australia.

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Mind Medicine Australia joins global coalition launched to secure a rescheduling of psilocybin under the 1971 UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances

Mind Medicine Australia, 13 January, 2022

Today Mind Medicine Australia joins in the launch of the International Therapeutic Psilocybin Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI), a global coalition working to promote and secure a rescheduling of psilocybin under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances

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Announcing a Major Healthy Persons Trial to Investigate the Brain Activity Effects of Psychedelic Medicines

Mind Medicine Australia, 10 January, 2022

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is delighted to announce that it is part-funding a clinical trial which has just received Human Research Ethics approval and is designed to study the brain activity of participants after taking psychedelic medicines.

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Find Your Voice: How This Acclaimed Australian Soprano Believes That Together We Can Change The World One Voice At A Time

Finding Genius Podcast, 24 December, 2021

Our Executive Director Tania de Jong AM was interviewed in this podcast about her work with mental health charities Creativity Australia and Mind Medicine Australia.

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From Investment Banking To Psychedelics: Changing The Treatment Paradigm For Mental Illness With Peter Hunt

Wake the f*** up podcast, 21 December, 2021

This podcast is an exploration into Peter Hunt’s journey into spirituality and finding greater connection, meaning and peace which led to the establishment of Mind Medicine Australia with his wife Tania de Jong. It also explains why it is so urgent for psychedelic-assisted therapies to become part of our mental health system and the importance of Governments becoming proactive in this field, rather than reactive. There is so much suffering which could be alleviated through these transformational therapies.

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Emyria to expand Real World Data assets for MDMA-assisted therapy trials by incorporating wearables monitoring

Emyria (ASX: EMD ) Press Release, 20 December, 2021

Emyria’s phase 2b MDMA-assisted therapy trial for severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), EMDMA-001, developed with registered charity Mind Medicine Australia (MMA), will be the first program to incorporate Cydelic technology and is expected to be one of the first programs in the world to incorporate remote patient monitoring within MDMA-assisted therapy.

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TGA blocks use of MDMA, magic mushrooms trials for mental health

AFR, 17 December, 2021

Australia’s medicines regulator has rejected a call to legalise psychedelic drugs for use in mental health settings.

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The Wellness Couch Podcast, Episode #92 with Tania de Jong AM

The Wellness Couch Podcast, 16 December, 2021

In this podcast, Mind Medicine Australia Executive Director, Tania de Jong AM, shares more about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies and their potential for healing mental illness.

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TGA blocks bid to have MDMA, magic mushrooms used to treat mental health conditions

ABC News, 16 December, 2021

Australia’s medicines regulator has rejected a call to legalise psychedelic drugs for use in mental health settings.

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TGA says NO again to psychedelic-assisted therapies

Mind Medicine Australia, 15 December, 2021

Mind Medicine Australia’s Response to the Announcement of the TGA NOT to Reschedule the Medical Use of MDMA for Treatment Resistant PTSD and the Medical Use of Psilocybin for Treatment Resistant Depression as Part of Therapy.

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Return trip: Psychedelics have made a comeback in the treatment of mental illness

Wellspring Mag, 01 December, 2021

In this interview, Tania de Jong AM, Executive Director at Mind Medicine Australia, discusses the re-emergence of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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MDMA and psilocybin could be removed from the TGA's list of prohibited medicines

ABC RN Breakfast, 03 December, 2021

In this interview MMA Ambassador, Prof David Nutt (UK), speaks about Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, who is soon set to announce if psilocybin and MDMA should be removed from the prohibited medicines list: “I have to say, one of the things I have been doing a lot here is teaching on Mind Medicine Australia training course which I think is the best course in the world on educating people about how to use psychedelics and how to develop.” (6:19 onwards)

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A former defence force chief has joined a push to treat post traumatic stress disorder with MDMA

9News, 18 November, 2021

Admiral Chris Barrie AC, a former Defence Force Chief from our board and Veteran Michael Raymond were recently interviewed on 9News. We are advocating for psychedelic medicines which can offer hope to those suffering from severe PTSD and depression.

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TGA considering change to classification of psychedelics

ABC News, 17 November, 2021

Psychiatrist Dr Stuart Saker says there’s compelling evidence that some psychedelic drugs make effective treatments for people with post-traumatic stress disorder or depression.

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Momentum for psychedelic-assisted therapies building in New Zealand, 30 October, 2021

“Sometimes the government has a chance to do something fantastic. And something revolutionary, and this would be one of those times.”

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Clinical use of psilocybin

9News Gold Coast, 22 October, 2021

The clinical use of psilocybin and MDMA to treat mental illness could soon be available to every Australian. A former Rugby player and Gold Cost local now throwing his support behind the approach.

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TGA review psychedelics for mental health treatment

ABC, RN Breakfast, 07 October, 2021

Andrew Robb AO, MMA Board Member and previously the Australian Government Minister for Trade, speaks on Radio National about the urgent need to reschedule the medical use of MDMA and Psilocybin as part of therapy for the treatment of depression and PTSD.

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Tasmanian mental health patients "holding out hope" for MDMA and magic mushrooms treatments

The Advocate, 01 October, 2021

The legal use of MDMA and psilocybin as treatments for mental health conditions such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder could potentially be one step closer, with the national drugs regulator finding they have therapeutic benefits.

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Magic Mushrooms and MDMA could be approved for mental health conditions by TGA

Herald Sun, 01 October, 2021

MDMA and Psilocybin have moved a step closer to being approved for use in mental health in Australia.

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Brave New Psychedelic World

Australia Women's Weekly, 13 September, 2021

As the world’s mental health crisis worsens psilocybin and MDMA are emerging as promising new treatments.

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‘Psychedelics renaissance’: new wave of research puts hallucinogenics forward to treat mental health

The Guardian, 26 September, 2021

In what’s been described as a ‘paradigm shifter’ for psychiatry, Australian clinical trials are exploring the therapeutic benefits of illegal substances.

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How Mind Medicine Australia Is Tackling Deadly Mental Health Crisis with Psychedelics

Psychedelic Spotlight, 16 September, 2021

Charity co-founder Tania de Jong says Covid-19 pandemic has led to “a huge spike in mental health issues including, very sadly, suicides,” and she believes psychedelics are a solution.

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Legalising Illicit Therapies: Why Psychedelics Could Be The Most Important Mental Health Breakthrough Of The 21st Century

Refinery29, 17 September, 2021

Why Psychedelics Could Be The Most Important Mental Health Breakthrough Of The 21st Century.

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Magic Mushrooms // The Medicine That Can Change Your Life

Carnage House Productions, 16 September, 2021

This interview with Tania de Jong AM, focuses on the benefits of psilocybin and MDMA assisted therapies for sufferers of depression, anxiety, PTSD and alcohol/nicotine addiction.

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Mind Medicine Australia to host Australia’s Inaugural International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness online in November 2021

Mind Medicine Australia, 02 September, 2021

Mental health charity Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is delighted to announce the inaugural International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness and 2-day Introductory Workshop will take place between 17–20 November 2021 online.


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A trip to the doctor

The Monthly, 08 August, 2021

A personal experience of how psychedelics are transforming mental health therapies.


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Tania de Jong - Mind Medicine, mental illness, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show, 08 August, 2021

Mind Medicine Australia co-founder, Tania de Jong AM, talks about mental illness, psychedelic-assisted therapies and the work we do at Mind Medicine Australia.


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Australian experts push for psychedelic medicines to treat mental illness

11 Network Australia, 11 August, 2021

Mind Medicine Australia co-founder, Tania de Jong AM, talks about the benefits of psychedelics, such as MDMA and psilocybin as a treatment option for mental health.


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Psychedelic-assisted therapy – potentials for mental illness

Medical Forum, 21 July, 2021

If the latest clinical research holds true, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT) could revolutionise our understanding and treatment paradigms for mental illness.


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‘Hippie’ drugs show promise for treatment

The Australian, 01 July, 2021

Half a century after hippies gave psychedelics a bad name, psychiatrists are pressing to use the currently illegal medicines to treat mental illness.

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New Frontiers of Psychedelics

Perspectives Podcast, 30 June, 2021

Tania de Jong AM speaks about transformation through psychedelic experiences and the work Mind Medicine Australia does.

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Ecstasy the solution for soldiers with PTSD, experts say

The Standard, 25 June, 2021

MDMA could help to dramatically reduce the number of suicides among veterans. The Victorian Government is being urged to take the first step. Eddie Russell reports.

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