Bipolar Magic Mushrooms Survey: seeking perspectives from BIPOC

December 2, 2020
Bipolar Magic Mushrooms Survey: seeking perspectives from BIPOC

UPDATE: Thank you for participating! The Bipolar Psilocybin survey is now closed.

Analysing and publishing results takes time, so please note the results will not be in for a few months at least. Thank you for your patience!

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The Incredible Response So Far!

In October, we went live with our survey exploring the use of psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms among people with bipolar disorder. We are THRILLED with the response rate so far! At this point, we have over 300 responses, in countries all around the world.

However, one area we want to be attentive towards is making sure that our results speak for ALL people. So far, 75% of our respondents identify racially as white. We are happy to hear more from all people, but especially want to put out a call to people of colour to participate.

If you are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour, your input is especially helpful.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) communities have historically been underrepresented in health research, making it so that healthcare systems and interventions may not speak fully to their experiences. We want to help shift this so that all voices can be heard! So if you are a person of colour, and you have experiences with psilocybin, please consider taking our survey at crestbd.ca/mushrooms.

Your contributions will help support the BAND Lab’s goal of improving the treatments available for people with bipolar disorder!

For more information:

Visit our website: bandlab.ucsf.edu
Contact us: psilocybinstudies@ucsf.edu

This study is administered by UCSF’s BAND Lab. The principal investigator is Dr. Joshua Woolley, you can contact his lab at the email listed above.


Previous Posts About the Study

A poster picturing a warm forest in autumn. In the foreground, two small tan mushrooms extend from a vibrant green patch of moss. The image is animated, and the mushrooms are pulsating with light. 'Study Now Open! Bipolar & Psilocybin' is splashed across the image in bold, italic letters.
Now open: Bipolar and Magic Mushrooms Study 🍄
Folks with all forms of bipolar disorder are welcome to complete an online questionnaire about their psilocybin experiences!
A poster with a single, glowing yellow mushroom standing on a mossy log. Little motes of light float around the dark woodland in the background, creating a sense of magic. '“Shrooming” with Bipolar Disorder' is written in a serif font across the image.
“Shrooming” with Bipolar Disorder: A Psilocybin Survey Study
The goal of the study? To assess the safety, impact, and cultural practices of “magic mushroom” use among adults with bipolar disorder.

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