ST. PAUL, Minn., March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The growing rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health illnesses have contributed to a national mental health crisis in the United States and call for new and unconventional treatment options. Recent research around therapeutic psychedelics suggests that these powerful substances may hold tremendous power in addressing such an urgent public health epidemic.
The first psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic in Minnesota, called the Institute for Integrative Therapies (IIT), opens its new St. Paul clinic May 1st (after completing a soft opening that ran between July 2020-March 2021), laying a foundation for the coming psychedelic renaissance in the field of mental health. IIT’s aim is to help make the Midwest a hub for furthering this re-emergent field, through the delivery of psychedelic-therapies, research, public education and interdisciplinary community-building.
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is actually not a new treatment, however due to the cultural revolution of the late 1960s, along with the failed war on drugs, this field froze over for several decades. Over the last 20 years, this field has slowly started warming, and is on the brink of reaching critical mass, on the precipice of breaking back into the mainstream. Currently, Ketamine is the only legal substance used for these therapies in most states, including the state of Minnesota.
Published at Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:50:34 +0000