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May is National Trauma Awareness Month. In recognition, Psychable, the online psychedelic community, is expanding its efforts to better educate the public about the transformative power of psychedelic medicine. 

As part of the campaign, Psychable is promoting its services, which include a platform for connecting those interested in legally exploring psychedelic-assisted therapy with practitioners in the space. The platform provides filters for search including geolocation, treatment type, training or credentials, and other preferences to help match consumers to the practitioner of their choosing. The organization’s website also hosts an extensive library of medically reviewed articles on psychedelic research.

Trauma is a painful, emotional response to a terrible event such as an accident, rape, natural disaster, or a war. About 70 percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced a traumatic event, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health. Some may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which involves lingering symptoms such as flashbacks or nightmares about the event, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depression that linger long after the event. 

PTSD and mental trauma are often treated with psychotherapy and antidepressant medication, which can take weeks or months to take effect. New research has shown that psychedelic medicine such as MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine, when combined with psychotherapy, can provide fast, impactful, and long-term relief of PTSD and mental trauma symptoms, even after just one dose. 

“With a majority of adults experiencing a traumatic event at some point in their lives, many suffer in silence or struggle against a backdrop of inadequate therapeutic treatment options,” said Jemie Sae Koo, Founder and CEO of Psychable. “The hopeful news is that the medical community is seeing a psychedelic renaissance right now, rediscovering and acknowledging the transformative power of using psychedelics as medicine to treat mental and emotional trauma for lasting healing. This National Trauma Awareness Month, our mission is to let anyone struggling with trauma know that they have options for treatment, and they’ll find medically-reviewed information on the use of psychedelics as medicine through, a supportive and trusted community on Psychable.”

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