Looking for ways to integrate psychedelics to your mental health regimen? As it turns out, there’s an app for that. Today, the North American-based research company Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (CSE: MYCO) announced that it would be expanding its digital therapeutic platform with several new programs, including a program on psychedelic integration.
One of the many unfortunate side effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the growing need for mental health services. According to a study conducted by Healthline, more Americans than ever are reporting increased mental stress as a result of the viral outbreak. Aiming to address this mental health crisis, companies like Mydecine have been looking for ways to increase the accessibility of mental health services.
Through the company’s platform, Mindleap, Mydecine is looking to redefine how both patients and healthcare professionals approach mental health. Part of the way the company hopes to change perceptions is through the integration of psychedelic medicines like psilocybin.
The Psychedelic Integration program will be taught by Dr. Danielle Wise, a lifelong psychedelic advocate with more than two decades of experience as a psychotherapist and coach. Dr. Wise also serves on the advisory board of Unlimited Sciences, a psychedelic research non-profit, and has completed the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute’s (PRATI) comprehensive Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training.
Although the field of research is still emerging, early evidence seems to indicate that psychedelic drugs may have the potential to help treat a number of mental health issues. One academic review found that classical psychedelics, like psilocybin, can produce significant and sustained anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.
In addition to Mindleap’s psychedelic integration program, the company is also launching an addiction recovery program and a holistic wellness program.
The addiction recovery program will be led by Dr. Rick Barnett, a clinical psychologist and an alcohol and drug counselor with 20 years’ experience in treating addictive disorders. Leading the Holistic Wellness Program is Jeremey Hoffman, an internationally renowned holistic wellness coach known for helping C-Suite level executives and business leaders in their spiritual lives.
“Our focus is on creating real solutions for the mental health crisis and these new offerings will allow Mindleap to have international reach and affect more lives during these times of crisis. The pandemic has left people depressed, isolated and support is needed now more than ever,” commented Mindleap founder Nikolai Vassev.