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New Clues In The Psychedelic Treatment Of Depression

Up to 44% of people suffering from depression have not found relief from typical antidepressant therapies. But where pharmaceuticals are failing, psychedelics could be a new hope.

The Third Wave

Life After Death: Vilca and the Most Sacred Psychedelic Ritual in the World

Vilca as a spiritual practice is about connection: to the Earth, to each other, to the cosmos, and to our truest selves. We often think of death as the ultimate disconnection. Ingesting Vilca is in...

Jon Waterlow

18 Disturbing Mental Illnesses and Depression Drawings

An artist brings to life 18 mental illnesses and disorders with amazing artwork.

Jon Brooks

Why We Should Cut Through The Taboo We’re All Scared To Talk About

Exploding the Self-Harm Taboo: What it is, why we do it, and how you can help.

Jon Waterlow

The Secret to Happiness That No One Wants to Admit

I spent my entire adult life searching for the secret to happiness. When I finally found it, I couldn't believe that it's not common knowledge.

The Unknown

The Medical Gaze: Why Depression Should Not Be Reduced To Chemical Imbalance

I’ve been battling depression off and on since adolescence. A few months prior to getting...

Jonathan Toniolo

Dear Mom and Dad: I Cured My Depression, But You Might Not Like How I Did It

Dear Mom and Dad, I have great news: I cured my depression with magic mushrooms. Before you get upset, let me explain...

The Unknown

Self-Acceptance and Self-Love: An Epiphany in the Midst of Depression and Anxiety

In the darkest of times, self-acceptance and self-love can come unexpectedly.

Jordan Bates

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What it Means to Be Human

In this intimate interview, photographer Ryan Muirhead tells of his path from being suicidal to finding meaning in art.

Ryan Trimble

I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter I : Musings on Money, Monotony and Madness

I'm rich, I'm successful, I have it all, and I'm miserable. Read my story on why I quit my job and made the crazy decision to travel the far corners of the world… indefinitely.

Justin Alexander

Choose Happiness: 5 Ways To Get Out Of a Funk

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. -John Milton This is a story about how fickle happiness can be, and how to get it back. It’s going to...

Phil Drolet