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Would You Try Magic Mushrooms or Another Psychedelic to Treat Your Mental Illness?

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Imagine this you are in the doctor’s office wanting treatment for your mental illness and they suggest that there’s this new treatment on the market that’s showing great response and doesn’t require you taking a pill once a day. You’re curious about it and it’s then that they mention it’s it called psilocybin or magic mushrooms, you give it a go and to your surprise it works. While this may seem, farfetched this could be a reality in the not to distance future. With the Australian government recently investing $15 million in grants to research this.

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Barty Continues to Raise Awareness for Mental Health

Posted by Bart Jawien on

Barty went live in September 2020 and we continue to ship internationally if you care to support this #MentalHealth initiative. Be sure to turn up the volume… it’s time that we all paid heed to mental health.

Barty's true purpose is to provide a free anonymous mental health concierge service, a safe space for anyone to ask or speak with a qualified officer about difficult or un-approachable topics. We're professional, real and understand the importance it's OK not to be OK. 

We continue to push boundaries and challenge you to dig deep. You may have followed #Barty's hike on social media completing the Overland Track Winter of August 2020 mid Covid. We're not slowing down, it's been 2 years in the making, our sights are set on Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Annapurna Circuit (ABC) in Nepal a 210 kilometre trek in March 2022. 

In March 2022 we'll be spending four weeks trekking in Nepal walking 210 kilometres, two men, two dudes being dudes, follow-us in real time while we raise awareness for mental health. 

All proceeds will go to ReachOut.com which we continue to work hard to reaching our original $110K goal supporting #MensMentalHealth and #MentalHealth awareness. 

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Physical Symptoms of Mental Illness

Posted by Erin Fischer on

When we think of mental illnesses, we think of something that we can’t see and is just located in the brain, and this isn’t always true. For many people their mental illness can manifest physically at times. Over the past few weeks, we have looked at how external factors can impact our mental health but what about our mental health impacting our physical health?

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Fight or Flight Response

Posted by Erin Fischer on

You’re lying awake in bed at night, and you hear an unfamiliar sound. You’re driving and a car suddenly pulls out in front of you. You’re walking at night and you see someone step out of the shadows. As soon as these things happen your on edge and even before we register what is going on our bodies become alert. This is because all these situations can trigger our fight or flight response but what exactly is it, can it be a good thing and why do our bodies do it?

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Stress and Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

It’s the season for stress, ask anyone and they will be stressed about something whether that is work, family stuff or general end of year stuff they will be stressed in some area of their life. But what is stress? Is it the same as anxiety? And how can we prevent it?

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