When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began an adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. - Website
Understanding the gender spectrum -- Historical background -- Establishing a TGNC-friendly clinic -- Advocacy -- Letter writing -- The gender dysphoria diagnosis -- Gender-affirming mental health -- Transitions and detransitions -- Families -- Plurality -- Sexuality -- Primary care -- Transmasculine hormones -- Transfeminine hormones -- Transmasculine top surgery -- Transfeminine top surgery -- Transmasculine bottom surgery -- Transfeminine bottom surgery -- Other gender-affirming procedures.
The current state of rural mental health / K. Bryant Smalley and Jacob C. Warren -- Advancing federal policies in rural mental health / Patrick H. DeLeon, Mary Beth Kenkel, and Diana V. Shaw -- Rurality as a diversity issue / K. Bryant Smalley and Jacob C. Warren -- The impact of mental health stigma on clients from rural settings / Jonathon E. Larson, Patrick W. Corrigan, and Thomas P. Cothran -- Loneliness and isolation in rural areas / Jackson P. Rainer and Johnathan C. Martin -- Religion and rural mental health / Jamie Aten ... [et al.] -- Ethical and professional challenges of mental healthcare delivery in rural communities (or 'a day in the life of a small town psychotherapist') / James L. Werth -- Rural mental health practitioners : their own mental health needs / David S. Hargrove and Lisa Curtin -- Integrated care in rural areas / David Lambert and John Gale -- Technological innovations in rural mental health service delivery / Sarah E. Velasquez, Angela Banitt Duncan, and Eve-Lynn Nelson -- School- and home-based interventions in rural communities / Angela M. Waguespack, Carmen Broussard, and Kristin Guilfou -- Substance use and abuse in rural America / Jennifer D. Lenardson ... [et al.] -- Suicide in rural areas: risk factors and prevention / Courtney Cantrell, Sarah Valley-Gray, and Ralph E. Cash -- Providing mental health services for racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation minority groups in rural areas / Ishan Williams ... [et al.] -- Providing mental health services for women in rural areas / Frieda Farfour Brown, Shannon P. Warden, and Amanda Brown Kotis -- Providing mental health services for men in rural areas / Don Gorman, Robert Eley, and Delwar Hossain -- Mental health services for children, adolescents, and families in rural areas / Heidi Liss Radunovich and Brenda A. Wiens -- Providing mental health services for older adults and caregivers in rural areas / Martha R. Crowther ... [et al.] -- Providing mental health services for rural veterans / John Paul Jameson and Lisa Curtin -- Working in frontier communities / Jaedon P. Avey ... [et al.] -- Rural mental health : future directions and recommendations / K. Bryant Smalley and Jacob C. Warren.