Mental health

Psychedelic drugs as therapy

Submitted by SJW on 6 June, 2018 - 12:14 Author: Todd Hamer
Micro dose

On 19 April 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann ingested a small dose of a chemical he had synthesised and experienced the world’s first LSD trip. His experience ushered in two decades of experimentation and clinical research into psychedelic drugs until it was cut short by prohibition in 1970.

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Stop Lewisham CAMHS cutsSJWTue, 16/01/2018 - 19:23

Lewisham council is planning to cut funding to children’s mental health services (CAMHS) by £150,000 over the next two years. This follows a £94,000 cut last year, and is on top of NHS “efficiency savings”.

These cuts follow a pattern around the country.  More than one in five local authorities has either frozen or cut its CAMHS budgets every year since 2010.  £85m has gone from those budgets in six years. 

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Take the stress out of studying!
take the stress out of studying
cathy nMon, 18/12/2017 - 13:21

I’m a 15-year-old socialist from the London Borough of Hackney. I’m currently in my final year at secondary school at an academy in Hackney Downs called the Mossbourne Federation.

My school is a pressurising experience: students are giving at least two pieces of long homework a day, the examination structure is 100% just exams, students get long detentions just for standing up without permission, students have to wear spotless black socks, school opens at 8.17am, and so it continues.

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Letter: More than sympathetic listeningcathy nFri, 24/11/2017 - 09:33

It is right that Daisy Thomas highlights the mental health epidemic sweeping through the advanced capitalist world, especially among young people (Solidarity 452).

It is also good that she highlights possible social causes for this epidemic and suggests a role for smart phones and social media.

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Self-harm among girls aged 13-16 up by 68%MatthewWed, 25/10/2017 - 10:14

Youth mental health, particularly among young teenage girls, has been in the media recently as reports and statistics surrounding the rates of self-harm and rate of delay in treatment for mental health issues have emerged.

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