Healthy Living & Mental Health
This letter is dedicated to honoring all of the significant others who have been a part of the Ketamine Wellness Center’s community.
Including revealing yet more failings in current care and services A February 2022 article in Medpage Today covered the startling impact on mental health conditions
More than 40 million Americans are living with a substance use disorder (SUD) according to the 2020 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – just 11% of these people in need receive any kind of treatment. Ketamine has been linked with better outcomes in substance misuse treatment when used along with behavioral and motivational therapy.
For so long, we have been under the heavy blanket of pain, depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Some of us can’t remember what it feels like to be “normal.” Since our ketamine infusions, things have changed; the blanket has been lifted! Ketamine therapy is working, so now what?
Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC) the largest ketamine therapy provider in the United States, announces two new partnerships with the Veterans Affairs Community Care Networks (VA-CCN) of Illinois and Minnesota. The partnership will allow KWC to offer ketamine treatments to veterans at no out-of-pocket cost at the KWC locations in Chicago, IL, and Minneapolis, MN.
And just like that, Fall is here. As we transition from long hot days to shorter cooler days, some people may find themselves feeling more anxious and depressed. Lower levels of serotonin from the reduction of exposure to sunlight can be one of the causes.
Ketamine can provide rapid and remarkable benefits which can be sustained with periodic maintenance infusions plus a comprehensive treatment plan. That’s where Facilitated Treatment Support comes in. We talked with expert Health & Wellness Coordinator Kayla Camp to help demystify treatment support and answer real questions from real patients.
Suicide is a growing public health crisis with limited treatment options. Fewer than half of all patients feel any relief at all from typical first-line medications and, while there is an alarming increase in suicidality among young people, some studies show little benefit from first-line medications in adolescents. All first-line antidepressants carry a boxed warning of an actual increased risk of suicide.
Suicide and mental health awareness are discussed now more than ever, but the stigma is still deeply rooted within our society. Ending that stigma will take time but the first step is to talk openly about it. Whether you are suicidal or wondering if someone you love is suicidal, speak up, reach out, just ask!