In recent weeks the live entertainment industry has gone dark, including Mendelson’s own tour to support If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…, but she refuses to let that stop her from performing. She flips on her “party lights,” crystalline specks that electrify the gray curtain backdrop in her Brooklyn home, and arms herself with her keyboard, acoustic guitar and harmonica.
Hyne and others like him are proving what clinicians have suspected for decades: that psychotropic partying drugs, sometimes viewed as dangerous when abused, are actually quite effective in treating mental health conditions in a clinical setting under the care of health professionals.
LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin are making an unexpected come back in modern science.
Imagine there are 50 radios on a table. Each radio overlaps the others, one louder than the next. This cacophony of noise is how Allilsa Fernandez describes her life with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and psychosis.
In a unanimous decision, Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government approved funding for Active Minds, a nonprofit mental health advocacy organization, for the spring 2016 semester. Active Minds was established in 2003 as “the voice of young adult mental health advocacy…