Why Ketamine

A New Paradigm for Mental Health and Wellness

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The Mental Health Challenge

We are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis.

Communities locally and globally continue to suffer from growing numbers of “deaths of despair,” including suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol abuse.

According to the CDC, depression is the leading cause of disability in the US among people aged 15-44, and anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults.

Traditional psychiatric treatments (antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications) have significant negative side effects – including emotional numbness, migraines, loss of sexual appetite, weight gain, drowsiness, alcohol use disorder, insomnia, and suicidal ideation – and lack innovation in recent years. The time is right for psychedelic therapy.

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of adults in the US seriously considered suicide in June 2020 (according to the CDC)


People died by suicide in the US in 2020—1 death every 11 minutes (according to the CDC)


In 2021, there were approximately 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the US

An Effective Solution

What Are Psychedelic Medicines?

The term psychedelic was derived from two Greek words that together mean “mind-manifesting.”

Psychedelic medicines, originally derived from natural plants, have been used for centuries by various cultures in spiritual ceremonies to promote healing and well-being.

When used in a controlled and safe environment with proper support, they can be powerful tools to help treat many mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and even alcohol use disorders, eating disorders, and other ailments of the spirit.


Off-label for Mood Disorders

Ketamine Molecule

In Clinical Trials

Not Yet Federally Legal

MDMA Molecule
Psilocybin Molecule
LSD Molecule
DMT Molecule
Ibogaine Molecule

Most psychedelics, if safely delivered with the right supervision, dosage, set and setting, can occasion an ego-dissolving transcendent experience. This allows the participant to compassionately examine their greatest traumas, fears, alcohol use disorders, and other ailments, and ultimately, overcome them. 

While many psychedelic medicines, such as MDMA and psilocybin, are currently in clinical trials for future legalization, ketamine is currently the only option prescribed legally for off-label treatment of mood disorders in the US.

“Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness.”


Psychiatrist & Principal Developer of Transpersonal Psychology

Ketamine-assisted Therapy

Safe, Legal and Effective

Ketamine is a compound that was discovered in 1962 and found to be an extremely safe and short-acting dissociative anesthetic and analgesic (pain reliever). It is FDA-approved for many indications including its use as an anesthesia for children in emergency and operating rooms.

For psychedelic journeys or mood disorder treatments, sub-anesthetic doses of ketamine are given—only a fraction of what would be administered to an infant during a surgical procedure.

When administered at these doses, ketamine allows individuals to experience different planes of consciousness in a similar manner to other classic psychedelic medicines. Often, it allows for a state of “ego dissolution,” which is viewed by many psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners as the doorway to healing.

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Effectiveness of Depression Treatments

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Psychedelic Medicine Chart