Mind on Fire: Psychedelics, Firefighting & Healing Within
When firefighters rush to burning buildings, airfields, and wildfires, they put not only their bodies at risk but their psyches too. More firefighters die by suicide than on active duty, and as PTSD, depression, addiction, marital issues, and cancer mount, many firefighters—retired AND even some active-duty in Texas' largest city fire departments—are turning to psychedelics for help. In this provocative panel conversation, we’ll hear from three changemakers, all former firefighters, about the potential for (and pitfalls of) psychedelics to heal the wounds within.
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