Beyond Well Science · Nov. 28, 2019
Alternatives to Treating Mental Health
A groundbreaking study demonstrating the power of community, self-reliance, peer-support, and spiritual awareness in treating mental health.
Dr. Shannon Hughes teaches, writes, and conducts research about the medicalization of human distress and the role of psychotropic drugs in managing our mental and emotional lives.
She has developed and delivered education for professional social workers, counselors, and researchers on the topics of safety and efficacy of psychoactive substances used in mental health care, shifting paradigms of drug use, and roles of helping professionals in supporting empowered relationships with psychoactive substances.
Dr. Hughes is actively engaged in community education and leadership in the emerging field of psychedelic medicine in Colorado. Her lab offers holistic, person centered, peer based, and cutting edge alternatives founded in the synthesis of research evidence, innovative thinking, and community partnership.
In this discussion, Sheila and Shannon talk about the Alternatives for mental health and healing lab and a groundbreaking study demonstrating the power of community, self-reliance, peer-support, and spiritual awareness in helping young people heal from anxiety and depression.