'They're not fairy tale magic shaman potions.' Meet the wounded warriors who want red state Republicans to let psilocybin mushrooms turn the tide on veteran suicides

Military veterans trying to overcome the horrors of war are increasingly finding themselves in an unlikely position — persuading Republican politicians to legalize the healing power of ancient psychedelic plants.

How psychedelic healing helps traumatized veterans

SAN DIEGO, California — The year was 2013. Marcus Capone medically retired after a 13-year career as a U.S. Navy Seal. He had been struggling with depression and PTSD, and while home with his wife and kids in San Diego, he knew it was time for a change.

Variety: Documentary About Navy Veterans Using Psychedelics to Treat PTSD in the Works From Participant

Following former Navy SEALs who suffer from anxiety, pain and suicidal thoughts, the documentary finds the veterans at their breaking points, which leads them to the cutting edge of alternative treatments.

Stars and Stripes: Winner of reality TV show ‘Survivor’ pledges to donate prize money to veterans charities

Though not a veteran himself, Gabler, a 52-year-old heart valve specialist, said he will make the donations in honor of his father, Robert Gabler, a former Army Green Beret who is now 81 years old.

Grit Daily: Meet the Group That Helps Veterans Return to the World Thanks to Psychedelic Medicine

Founded by Amber Capone and her husband Marcus, the group has been working to get veterans the funds to work with various healers in the psychedelic space.


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