Grief is in the air. From the climate crisis to the conflicts in Israel-Palestine, the war in Ukraine, the Congo, Sudan, Syria, and beyond, we’re collectively contending with and processing the current state of humanity. Psychedelics have shown incredible promise for composting our emotions. It’s also been shown, in clinical trials, that when people, individually, find relief through psychedelic experiences that they often have more capacity to show up for loved ones and their communities. This is not to say that psychedelics are the solution to this moment—or a therapeutic panacea—but they can be one tool, among many others, for healing and coping.
It is in that spirit that we put together this list of resources. It begins with places that you and your loved ones may find support—and ends with ways that you can support organizations who are providing humanitarian aid in regions being devastated by conflict.
We remain at DoubleBlind committed to having critical and compassionate conversations—and welcome any feedback about ways that we can support you and do better as an organization.
Resources for Community Care and Support
The Fireside Project is a free hotline that supports people before, during, and after their psychedelic experiences. All you do is call and a compassionate, trained supervisor is there to breathe with you and help you process whatever it is that you’re moving through.
Global Psychedelic Society has created a free database of hundreds of local psychedelic communities that have accessible gatherings around the world, in person and virtually.
Journey Space offers virtual trip sitting, for individuals and groups.
Psychedelic Support features a list of integration specialists here.
The Integration Circle is a virtual community, which also offers individual and group integration, as well as workshops and lectures on the psycho-spiritual process.
For live and virtual breathwork that we love for integration, we recommend Ellen Wong.
NYC’s harm reduction psychotherapy group The Center for Optimal Living features a psychedelic program for individual and group integration therapy.
The Aware Project, a San Diego-based community group, offers psychedelic salons and events, featuring thought leaders in the psychedelic space, as well as integration services via the project’s sister organization Innerspace Integration.
PsychedeLiA is a psychedelic integration nonprofit in Los Angeles, comprised of professionals and peers who use a harm reduction approach to provide information on about mindful and safe preparation, navigation, and integration of entheogenic experiences, as well as emotional support for those who are planning or who have had psychedelic trips already.
The California Center for Psychedelic Therapy offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration therapy from leading clinicians in the field.
The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness offers legal, mindfulness-based cannabis-assisted and ketamine-assisted psychedelic therapy.
Support Humanitarian Efforts
There are dozens of organizations providing humanitarian aid throughout Israel-Palestine and beyond. Please note that there are many fraudulent organizations out there, so if you’re going to make a donation to a humanitarian effort, it’s important to ensure that you know where your money is going. The Federal Trade Commission recommends searching charities’ names alongside “complaint,” “review,” “rating” and “scam” to see if any red flags come up.
- The International Committee for Red Cross is working tirelessly to provide lifesaving medical care on both sides of the Gaza border. The Red Cross network covers both the Magen David Adom ambulance network in Israel and the Palestine Red Crescent Society ambulance network, with staff working around the clock to treat casualties and provide urgent humanitarian assistance.
- The Palestinian Children Relief’s Fund is working to provide aid to more than one million children in Gaza, by supplying essential needs such as food, water, and healthcare.
- Alliance for Middle East Peace is a coalition of over 170 organizations—and tens of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis—building people-to-people cooperation, coexistence, equality, shared society, mutual understanding, and peace among their communities. Their mission is to add stability in times of crisis, foster cooperation that increases impact, and build an environment conducive to peace over the long term.