Be the Bridge

We build common ground between the medical, the mystical, the marginalized, and the mainstream. Uniting divergent communities and traversing new territory demands spiritual audacity.

The 7 Principles of MAPS

You can help build a movement for psychedelic medicine and policy reform! Explore resources for constructive conversations about psychedelics and drug policy, plus tips for having engaging conversations that will open people’s minds to new information.

How to Open Minds

Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence
Scientific Reports

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
The New Yorker

Why Is It So Hard to Change People’s Minds?
Greater Good Magazine

How to (Actually) Change Someone’s Mind
Harvard Business Review

Engaging Family Members

Engaging Parents in Drug Education
Victoria State Government

What Students Are Saying About Decriminalizing Drugs, Conversation Skills and Favorite Cookies
The New York Times

SSDP Just Say Know: Talking to Your Parents about Drugs
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)

The Marijuana Conversation at Thanksgiving Dinner
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

How to Have the Marijuana Conversation This Thanksgiving
NY Daily News

Difficult Conversations and Racial Justice

How to Navigate Difficult Conversations During the Holidays
Verywell Mind

A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving – Center for Racial Justice in Education
Center Racial Justice

How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving
Harper’s Bazaar

MAPS in the Media for Beginners

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power
The Guardian

MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could be key in helping veterans with PTSD
CBS News

New research shows how psychedelic drug can help people with PTSD
The TODAY Show

How MDMA is being used to treat PTSD
The Economist

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Coming. Psychiatry May Never Be the Same.
The New York Times