Psychedelics Are Back: Support Transformative Medicine
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Since 1986, MAPS has set out on a mission to change the way we relate to psychedelics by providing evidence-based, honest public education about the risks and benefits of psychedelics. Slowly, the stigma that has surrounded these substances is starting to give way to a more realistic and scientific understanding of what psychedelics are and what they are not but we are by no means at the end of the journey!

 

We need your help to support psychedelic science because it’s time to bring transformation back into people’s lives

 

The Crisis We Are Facing

• By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.

• Currently, one in six North Americans will suffer from PTSD in their lifetime.

• Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. 

• In 2018, 4,588 Canadians lost their lives to opiates.

• In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.

• Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

 

Psychedelics offer transformative ways to treat things like PTSD, depression, addition and other mental illnesses. This is why we need your help to bring these medicines into people's lives...

 

Psychedelics have immense potential to heal, transform and empower but for them to truly make an impact, policy needs to change. For this to happen, rigorous studies need to be conducted and this is an expensive endeavour. This is why we are reaching out to YOU to help us on our mission to bring psychedelics the attention they deserve and put them in the hands of people that could really benefit from them.

 


How Can You Help?

It's simple...

  1. Donate: any and all donations help our cause. Research is expensive and needs financial support. 
  2. Spread the word:
    1. Share this campaign with your friends.
    2. Sharing how psychedelics have personally helped you can be really effective!
    3. Post to your social media and hashtag #SupportPsychedlicScience on Instagram and Twitter
    4. Forward this campaign through the social sharing buttons above!
  3. Start or join a team: Create your own team as part of our campaign, click on register and support this important research with a group of your friends or on your own!
  4. Support drug policy in your area: Learn about what organizations in your area are doing to combat the stigma around psychedelics and see if you can help! 

 

Our Fundraising Goal: $150,000!

Where will your money go? 

Improving the way we heal our society through independent medical research studies is costly and would not be possible without a community of supporters like yourself. By donating to this campaign, you will be donating towards research that will ultimately support innovative and groundbreaking treatments for anxiety, depression, PTSD and alcoholism (just to name a few).   

 

Specifically, donations to this campaign will go directly to helping fund the following current projects:

  1. Eating Disorder Study: Phase 1 has been funded. We now need more support to bring psychedelic treatments to those suffering from eating disorders
  2. Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD:​ Two separate studies that will be looking at individual and couples therapy. 
  3. Ibogaine Treatments: Ibogaine has demonstrated incredible effectiveness at treating things like opiate addictions. M.A.P.S would like to bring attention to this medicine and fund studies focused on the efficacy and safety of Ibogaine use.   

If you help fund MAPS Canada, we will help change the world 

 

 

 

A bit of History

In the early 1950s, psychedelic drugs were considered promising treatments for a broad range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Due to misinformation, ignorance and political pressure, their legal use for healing purposes and the advancement of psychedelic research was halted in the 1960s despite the growing interest and support of the medical community including psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, and researchers.

  • MDMA was first made in 1912 and was used to improve psychotherapy in the 1970's. Both the non-medical and therapeutic use of MDMA were made illegal in 1985.

  • Currently, one in six North Americans will suffer from PTSD in their lifetime.

  • PTSD is highly correlated with depression, addiction, and suicide.

  • According to a study published in the CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a global health issue, with prevalence rates ranging from 1.3% to 37.4%.

  • 58 veterans committed suicide after their service in the Afghan War; many of them had PTSD.

  • A study published in JAMA Psychiatry determined that roughly 271,000 Vietnam vets still have full war-zone-related PTSD that meets some diagnostic criteria 40 years after the war.

With your help, we can continue to change these alarming statistics and support the legalization of psychedelic medicine.

MAPS Canada is in the process of conducting research investigating the effectiveness of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of various mental illnesses with full approval and involvement from Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Thank you for your support!

 

Statistics Used on this page can be found at the following...

• https://cmha.ca/fast-facts-about-mental-illness

• https://cmha.bc.ca/documents/depression-2/

 

Artwork and photographs by...

• Graeme Beamiss

• Steven Quinn

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