Calm Cool Pain Management offers cannabis + mental health online education for providers and patients. With cannabis legalization sweeping the nation, PTSD, opioid use disorder, anxiety, and other various mental illnesses are amongst the most common qualifying conditions for the medical use of cannabis.
Mental health diagnoses are best treated by psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists. Finding the right provider is an important step towards proper treatment of all mental health conditions.
However cannabis programs have lumped mental health conditions in with all the other qualifying conditions. Patients are left to seeking treatment from medical doctors who are not well versed to address their specific mental health needs, and do not provide ongoing care for their needs. Psychiatrists, who are already in short supply and high demand, are the only mental health practitioners included in medical cannabis programs.
None of this has stopped mental health patients from asking question of their unknowing therapists, and using cannabis/CBD without understanding the implications on their health…sometimes with detrimental effects.
The Calm, Cool & Collected is dedicated to filling these gaps in medical cannabis care as it applies to mental health. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists all need learning opportunities to best support their clients, and their clients need to be able to depend on their providers to support their needs regarding cannabis/cbd.