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Disrupting 'the daily dose model': Discussing psychedelics in life and death at SXSW 2022

Psychopharmacologist Julie Holland, anesthesiologist Mellody Hayes and psychiatric nurse practitioner Andrew Penn discussed pychedelics at SXSW. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Only 40% of Americans have access to mental health care and the need for therapists has skyrocketed since the pandemic began. Those who do receive care are often put on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which can sometimes dull other emotions. They can also take weeks to take effect, which can be too late for people already close to death.

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State Rep. Celia Israel is joining the 2022 mayoral race

State Rep. Celia Israel 'ready for a new challenge' with run for Austin mayor. (Rachel Pearll/CCR Studios)

State Rep. Celia Israel is officially in the running for Austin’s 2022 mayoral election, announcing at the East Austin Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center on Tuesday morning.

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Attorney general threatens legal action if Austin does not rescind COVID restrictions

(Bob Daemmrich)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is threatening legal action against the City of Austin and Travis County if leadership does not comply with Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to lift the statewide mask mandate, which went into effect today.

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