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July 9th, 2021

Hallucinogenic agents: pros and cons of psychedelic therapy

By Phyllis Hanlon

As a young man, Rick Barnett sought to “find himself” through psychedelic drugs. His journey began as exploration but in time became problematic.

However, during...

July 9th, 2021

Community Impact Survey reveals high levels of poor mental health

By Phyllis Hanlon

In 2019, the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey found that 11 percent of respondents reported poor mental health. More recently, the Department of...

July 9th, 2021

Massachusetts legislators address law enforcement mental health issues

By Phyllis Hanlon

Almost every occupation carries some degree of risk to physical and mental health. But for those in law enforcement, the chances of suffering from both are significantly...

July 9th, 2021

Kids Count Factbook highlights how families had it tough during pandemic

By Eileen Weber

Rhode Island’s children and their families have had a rough year, according to the annual Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook released in May. Kids Count is a non-profit...

July 9th, 2021

U.S. workers not so keen on heading back to the office

By Eileen Weber

Slowly, a glimmer of what life was like before the pandemic is starting to emerge. Mask mandates are being lifted, there is more relaxed social distancing, and people are...

June 26th, 2021

Studies show mask wearers believe in science

By Eileen Weber

Mask on or mask off? That depends on your trust in science, according to a study first published online in February. Doctoral students Morgan Stosic and Shelby Helwig and...

May 11th, 2021

Returning to pre-pandemic life presents many challenges

By Catherine Robertson Souter

A switch flipped last year when, quite suddenly, nearly everything stopped. For most of us, our daily lives turned upside down. We took a huge step back, didn’t leave our...

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