Current Projects

Locally healingĀ  SF Bay communities

In collaboration with United Playaz, a San Francisco-based violence prevention program, this research initiative at Open Mind Collective will provide MDMA-assisted therapy to ex-gang members who are now community peacemakers and educators. The goal of this project is to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms from gang-related trauma, improve overall well-being, and contribute to an intergenerational ripple effect of healing locally in our San Francisco community.


Psychedelic-assisted therapy for depression research

5-MeO-DMT for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Open Mind Collective is an approved site for a Phase 2 multisite international clinical trial of 5-MeO-DMT for treatment-resistant depression sponsored by the Beckley Foundation. ( ID NCT05870540) This research project aims to add to the scientific knowledge surrounding 5-MeO-DMT and holds promise of offering new and improved avenues for individuals grappling with treatment-resistant depression.

Psilocybin for Major Depressive Disorder
Open Mind Collective is an approved site for a Phase 3 multisite clinical trial of psilocybin for depression, sponsored by the Usona Institute. This research project aims to add to our scientific understanding of the mental health benefits of psilocybin in preparation for FDA approval.