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Data from U.S. survey casts doubt on U.S. classification of psychedelics as ‘dangerous’

Data from a government-sponsored survey indicates that psychedelic drugs like LSD, magic mushrooms, and peyote do not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems. “Everything has some potential for negative effects, but psychedelic use is overall considered to pose a very low risk to the individual and to…

Choir can help those suffering from chronic mental illness: study

Joining a choir can improve the quality of life for people suffering from chronic mental illness, according to research published in the July issue of Psychology of Music. “The choir study showed that people with mental health problems who engaged in a regular meaningful group activity (choir rehearsals), in which…

Suicide rates soar among US veterans: official

WASHINGTON — The economic downturn and the trauma of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have pushed more US veterans to suicide, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday. As Americans across the United States and around the world celebrated the contributions of men and women in uniform…

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