offers cannabis + mental health online education for providers and patients. With cannabis legalization sweeping the nation, PTSD, opioid use disorder, anxiety, and other various mental illnesses are amongst the most common qualifying conditions for the medical use of cannabis.
Mental health diagnoses are best treated by psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists. Finding the right provider is an important step towards proper treatment of all mental health conditions.
However cannabis programs have lumped mental health conditions in with all the other qualifying conditions. Patients are left to seeking treatment from medical doctors who are not well versed to address their specific mental health needs, and do not provide ongoing care for their needs. Psychiatrists, who are already in short supply and high demand, are the only mental health practitioners included in medical cannabis programs.
None of this has stopped mental health patients from asking question of their unknowing therapists, and using cannabis/CBD without understanding the implications on their health…sometimes with detrimental effects.
The Calm, Cool & Collected is dedicated to filling these gaps in medical cannabis care as it applies to mental health. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists all need learning opportunities to best support their clients, and their clients need to be able to depend on their providers to support their needs regarding cannabis/cbd.
HI, I'M LAURA. NICE TO MEET YOU...
I’m the founder of The Calm, Cool & Collected as I’ve changed her mind about cannabis and believe you should, too. I suffered the tragic loss my father amidst the opioid epidemic, and I’ve come to believe cannabis will be the answer to opioid epidemic and so much more. So I’m helping therapists and their clients understand how cannabis and CBD could be added to their mental health toolboxes.
As an accomplished psychotherapist, healthcare marketer, and content producer, I’ve consulted for various cannabis & CBD businesses, provided commentary for media sources including BuzzFeed, Parade, Lift & Co, and continuing education for the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, and Rutgers University. I currently reside in Philadelphia. I’ve been awarded the title of “Best Dog Aunt Ever” by more than a few owners, love experimenting with food, and I’m getting better at cooking every meal, every day.
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Canna-curious is cool. Before using, please be sure to consult a medical/mental health professional
if you are:
• under 25 years old
• taking any medication
• at risk for heart disease
• family history psychosis
• family history of mood disorders
• family history of addiction