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Mind Medicine Australia in the News

Podcast with Tania de Jong AM and Dr Ron Ehrlich

Tania de Jong AM and Dr Ron Ehrlich discuss mental health, antidepressants and the option of psychedelic therapies in Australia.

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Investors pile in on psychedelic drugs

Australian Financial Review, 16 September, 2020

After years on the outer, psychedelic drugs are making a comeback as a legitimate treatment for patients with mental illness - and investors are taking notice.

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How Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Changed My Life

Mad in America, 3 October, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia's Executive Director and Co-Founder, Tania de Jong AM explains why she established Mind Medicine Australia and how it aims to help alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients.

First Official Steps Made To Reschedule Magic Mushrooms And MDMA In Australia

Lad Bible, 16 September, 2020

Researchers have been campaigning for Australian authorities to reschedule some illegal drugs so that they can be investigated for any medicinal benefits. Their efforts have started to pay off as the first official steps have been made to get their legal status changed. Mind Medicine Australia has submitted the first applications to Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in order to research psilocybin and MDMA.

Podcast with Ari Delashmutt and Tania De Jong AM

Ari Delashmut, Ari in the Air Podcast, 26 September, 2020

In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong AM speaks to podcast host Ari Delashmutt about the work that Mind Medicine Australia is doing to allow psychedelic treatments for clinical use in Australia.

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Is Psychedelics The Answer to Our Mental Health Crisis?

Mamamia, The Quicky Podcast, 4 September, 2020

In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong AM relates that studies are being done with psychedelic drugs in various ways hoping that they might be a silver bullet for the treatment of mental illness. Since the widespread use of them in the 1960s and their links to the counterculture of the time, the drugs haven't been taken seriously - until now.

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Will Australia be the First Country to Reap the Benefits of Psychedelic Medicines? Rescheduling Proposal Submitted to TGA

Psilocybin Alpha, 10 September, 2020

On the 1st of September the nonprofit Mind Medicine Australia submitted a proposal to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA), the regulatory body in charge of the island country’s drug scheduling. This proposal was submitted in hopes of reclassifying psilocybin and MDMA from prohibited substances to controlled medicines.

Psychedelics as medicine?

Byron Healing, 9 September, 2020

NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann recently hosted an online webinar with Tania de Jong AM and Peter Hunt AM from Mind Medicine Australia, looking at the emerging role of psychedelics in mental health treatment.

MDMA and psilocybin considered in Australia for psychotherapy use

Newcastle Herald, 4 September, 2020

A psychiatrist has called for people suffering from treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] to be allowed access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Dr Stuart Saker, whose practice is based in Toronto near Newcastle, NSW, said many of his patients were military veterans and emergency service workers.

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Push for hallucinogens to be rescheduled as medicines to treat mental illnesses

Campus Review, 4 September, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia is seeking a rescheduling of psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and MDMA (or ecstasy) by Australia’s Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) so they can be potentially used in the treatment of mental illness in the future.

Treating mental illness with mushies and MDMA: The regulator wants to know what you think

ABC, 2 September, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia, a not-for-profit that wants psychiatrists to be able to use these drugs in therapy sessions, has applied to the national health regulator to enable mental health professionals to more easily access these medicines.

Mind Medicine Australia Submits Australian-First Application for the Rescheduling of Psilocybin and MDMA

Mind Medicine Australia, 1 September, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia has submitted Australia’s first applications to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to reschedule Psilocybin and MDMAso that they can be more easily used as part of clinical therapies for the treatment of major classes of mental illness.

Read the media release as a pdf here

We’re experiencing a growing mental health crisis. We need more innovative solutions

Pro Bono Australia, Aug 24, 2020

Tania de Jong AM, co-founder of charity Mind Medicine Australia, says current treatment options are unable to adequately address the “mental health tsunami” being created by the COVID crisis.

Mind Medicine Australia: Could Psychedelics Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

HiveLife, Jun 12, 2020

Meet Melbourne charity Mind Medicine Australia. They’re tackling depression, anxiety, and PTSD with psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Healing the planet's suffering with plant medicines

Paul Austin, The Third Wave Podcast, 4 August, 2020

In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong and Paul F. Austin talk about mental health, surviving trauma, the mind-altering power of music, catapulting into the cosmos with psychedelics, kangaroos, and folding umbrellas.

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Mind Revealing Medicines

The Project, Channel 10, July, 2020

Calls to Beyond Blue have increased by 60% during the COVID-19 crisis. Mind Medicine Australia's Tania de Jong AM and Dr Prash Puspanathan are interviewed by The Project on the radical need for innovation in mental health treatments now. Joel Harrop, ex-ADF veteran also shares his story and credits these medicines for saving his life.

Mind Medicine Australia – Psychedelic Stocks Webinar Presentation

Sharecafe, Jun 25, 2020

Peter Hunt AM, Founder, Mind Medicine Australia presents at the ShareCafe Psychedelic Stocks Webinar on June 19, 2020.

Move over medicinal cannabis; the latest in psychedelic drug solutions

Boardroom.MEDIA, 19 June, 2020

Boardroom.Media CEO Will Canty talks to Peter Hunt AM, Chairman of Mind Medicine Australia about the emerging psychedelic sector and its potential in treating mental illness.

How psychedelic drugs could help our veterans

9News, 17 June, 2020

9News can reveal the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) has met with Mind Medicine Australia to discuss a plan to give ADF veterans and first responders special medical access to psychedelic therapy to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction.

Turn On, Tune In But Don’t Drop Out: The Pending Boom In Psychedelic Medicines

Tim Boreham, Sharecafe, Jun 16, 2020

Co-founder of Mind Medicine Australia, Peter Hunt AM is interviewed by Tim Boreham of Sharecafe.

Is MDMA Therapy the modern day answer for our Mental Health?

Tom Tilley, Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst and Jamila Rizvi, The Briefing, 12 June, 2020

Experts are warning Coronavirus will have a huge impact on our mental health. Mind Medicine Australia board member, former Liberal minister Andrew Robb AO discusses the potential of psychedelic drugs to help solve this crisis.
The program starts at 8:18.

The Tripp Report Interview with Tania de Jong AM, Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia

Zach Haigney, The Tripp Report, Jun 10, 2020

Co-founder of Mind Medicine Australia, Tania de Jong AM is interviewed by Zack Haigney of the Tripp Report. Tania speaks about the gaps about the psychedelic landscape Down Under and the mission of Mind Medicine Australia.

Tania de Jong interviewed by the ABC's Libbi Gorr

Libbi Gorr, The Weekend Life, 17 May, 2020

Tania de Jong AM, co-founder and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia is interviewed by the ABC's Libbi Gorr on the history of psychedelic treatments and the progress being made here in Australia to make them available.

Psychedelic therapy is the best thing I've done, but I can't recommend it

60 Minutes Australia, May 13, 2020

A new organisation, Mind Medicine Australia, is seeking to make treatment available more widely. They're training therapists so that skilled, experienced professionals can add this tool to their therapy kit.

Australia Gets Psychedelic: Professor David Nutt on the Upcoming International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

Wesley Thoricatha, Psychedelic Times, May 12, 2020

Australian charity Mind Medicine Australia is hosting the first-ever International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness this coming November in Melbourne.

Tania de Jong interviewed by the ABC's Richard Glover

Richard Glover, ABC Drive, 23 April, 2020

Tania de Jong AM, co-founder and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia is interviewed by the ABC's Richard Glover on the progress of psychedelic treatments in Australia.

Andrew Robb and Tania de Jong: Innovation needed in mental health treatment

Andrew Robb AO and Tania de Jong AM, The Saturday Paper, April 18, 2020

In the wake of Covid-19, mental health experts are warning the trauma caused by the lockdown, employment loss and anxiety associated with the pandemic could be far higher than the physical health impacts of the virus itself. If we are serious about solving our deepening mental health crisis, we need to focus on innovation in treatments as an urgent priority.

Read the article as a pdf here.

Holocaust Trauma, Psilocybin and the Fight for Psychedelic Therapy with Tania de Jong

Stuart Preston, Stoned Ape Podcast, 25 April, 2020

In this episode, Tania de Jong, shares her story of trauma stemming from her family’s holocaust survival and her journey into psychedelics, as well as the amazing work she and her husband are doing in the non-profit field of psychedelic therapy. Please enjoy this episode with Tania de Jong.

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Mind Medicine Australia urges psychedelic drugs for mental health treatment during COVID-19

Steve Austin, Drive, 16 April, 2020

The ABC's Steve Austin interviews Mind Medicine Australia's, Andrew Robb AO on the psychological toll the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals and the use of Psychedelic medicines to treat mental health illnesses such as depression during the coronavirus pandemic.

The interview starts at 39:00 minutes into the program.

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Mind Medicine Australia urges psychedelic drugs for mental health treatment during COVID-19

Elizabeth Daoud, 7NEWS, 16 April, 2020

Psychedelic drugs could be used to treat mental health illnesses such as depression during the coronavirus pandemic, if one charity gets its way. Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) believes every Australian living with a mental health illness should have access to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Coronavirus pandemic could trigger a spike in mental illness — this organisation thinks psychedelic drugs will help

Kevin Nguyen and Paige Cockburn, ABC News, 16 April, 2020

A more drastic approach involving the introduction of psychedelic drugs for therapy is needed to tackle the psychological impact of coronavirus shutdowns in Australia, a mental health charity has warned.

Psychedelic Drugs Could Help Mental Health During COVID-19 Crisis

Brian Carlton: The Spoonman, Triple M, 16 April, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is driving a new campaign to introduce psychedelic drugs for mental health treatment during COVID-19. MMA Board Member and former coalition MP Andrew Robb explains why psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy could be beneficial to Australians struggling during the coronavirus shutdowns across the country.

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Scientists say MDMA could help treat mental health in a post-lockdown world

Brit Dawson, DAZED, 15 April, 2020

A charity in Australia has said that psychedelic drugs should be used as treatment to tackle the psychological impact of coronavirus quarantine.

Mind Medicine Australia calls for URGENT Mental Health Innovation Taskforce to tackle the mental health pandemic sparked by Covid-19

Mind Medicine Australia, April, 2020

Mental health charity Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) calls for and strongly supports all recommendations to form a Mental Health Innovation Taskforce to be immediately established in order to guide the government in planning the next steps to manage the increasing mental health pandemic triggered by Covid-19 and the recent bushfires tragedy.

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Come on the Trip of Compassion

Mandy Nolan, Byron Echo, 4 March, 2020

Tania de Jong and Peter Hunt are the trailblaizing founders of Mind Medicine Australia, a not for profit organisation committed to promoting the development of research-based and regulatory-approved psychedelic medicines in Australia.

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Talking Point: LSD, ecstasy, shrooms can be medicine

Greg Barns, The Mercury, 24 February, 2020

A new attitude to illicit drugs could have huge health benefits.

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Mind Medicine Australia celebrates its First Anniversary

Mind Medicine Australia, 12 February, 2020

Today, Mind Medicine Australia turns one year old! In our first year, we have made remarkable progress in growing public awareness of Medicine-Assisted Therapy in Australia.

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Lack of Effective Treatment Options for Major Mental Illnesses and the Need for Innovation

Mind Medicine Australia, 20 January, 2020

Submission to the Mental Health Inquiry 2020

How A Single Psilohuasca Experience Helped Catapult Australia Into The Psychedelics Space

18 February, 2020

After her first encounter with plant medicines, Tania de Jong decided to devote her life to legalising them.

Mind Medicine Australia moves on psychedelics

Peter Stilla, Medium, 17 January, 2020

The story of Mind Medicine Australia and the future of psychiatric treatment in Australia began inauspiciously enough.

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Premier Melbourne Screenings- Fantastic Fungi

Mind Medicine Australia, January, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia is proud to the present the Melbourne premier of Fantastic Fungi. An exploration of Mycelium that is the very foundation of life on this planet - not only for our species but for so many species on this Earth that we love and we can work with it to restore our planet.

Premier Byron Bay Screening- Trip of Compassion

Mind Medicine Australia, January, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to announce a screening of the acclaimed documentary Trip of Compassion in Byron Bay, NSW.

Richard Nixon’s ‘war on drugs’ claims casualties every day

Andrew Robb, The Australian, 21 November, 2019

Andrew Robb, a former minister for trade and investment and Non- Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia, considers whether Australian regulators need to get the ball rolling to reclassify psychedelics from the most restrictive drug category to one that accommodates medicinal use. If it works, what have we got to lose?

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Andrew Robb tunes in to curative power of psychedelics

Luke Slattery, The Australian, 20 November, 2019

A raft of reputable studies have shown these and other psychedelics, such as LSD, to be effectiv­e in treating severe depression and psychological trauma, as well as addiction.

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Media Release from Hon Andrew Robb AO

Non-Executive Director, Mind Medicine Australia, November, 2019

The Hon Andrew Robb announces his appointment to the Board of Mind Medicine Australia.

Banker's magic mushroom experiment pays off

Jill Margo, The Australian Financial Review, 18 October, 2019

Peter Hunt, the former chairman of Greenhill, flew to the Netherlands to take psilocybin. He says "it was like pushing a reset button" on his brain. With partner Tania de Jong, they are funding the use of psychedelics to treat mental illness.

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Trip of a lifetime

Fiona Macdonald, Vogue Australia, September, 2019

An increasing number of overstressed and anxious Australians are ditching modern medicine and reaching for psychedelics to treat their mental health.

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Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years

Lisa Martin, The Guardian, July, 2019

Victorian government urged to help fund and establish psychedelic medicine centre

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Trip into the unknown as medical studies spark a psychedelic renaissance

Luke Slattery, The Australian, 13 July, 2019

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Letter from Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Director, Mind Medicine Australia, June, 2019

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go.

Martin Williams, Monash University, Stephen Bright, Edith Cowan University, The Conversation, April 24, 2019

The Psychedelic Renaissance

Australian Science, March / April, 2019

Psychedelics, addiction, and mental health

All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, February 24, 2019

Australia’s psychedelic drug trial

The Saturday Paper, February 23, 2019

Australia’s psychedelic drug trial

The Saturday Paper, February 23, 2019

The Conversation Hour: Ginger Gorman, Martin Williams, and Tania de Jong

The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, ABC 3AW, February 19, 2019 (from 35:20)

$1m Kicked into campaign for magic mushroom therapy

The Sydney Morning Herald, February 9, 2019

PRISM and St Vincents psilocybin trial for the terminally ill supported by Mind Medicine Australia and The Vasudhara Foundation

Are psychedelics the new anti-depressants?

Radio National, March 24, 2019

Palliative Care to try "Magic Mushies"

Western Australian, January 15, 2019

Magic Medicine - Mushroom therapy for the terminally ill

Herald Sun, January 15, 2019, page 1

Magic Mushroom trial to begin at Melbourne hospital

3AW, Ross and John, January 15, 2019

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