In the last few years, new research has demonstrated the powerful potential for classical psychedelics, especially psilocybin (the active compound in “magic mushrooms”), to treat a range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and addiction.
When disaster strikes, the most basic needs come to the forefront: food, housing and financial security. Even while students are away from the campus, UC San Diego’s Basic Needs Initiative is mobilizing to help them weather the storm.
A seizure sent Danielle Lovette to the hospital where a brain scan revealed an oligodendroglioma, a cancer of the central nervous system.
While many people are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic by sheltering at home with family, some must cope alone. Daily tasks like grocery shopping or managing prescriptions can be challenging, but for populations most at risk, such as seniors over the age of 85, these necessities may be impossibly daunting.
They have launched a pen pal program for seniors to combat loneliness. They are sharing nutritious yet affordable recipes with their fellow students. They are even helping their grandparents with daily errands.