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Watch the video recording with Jerry Lund and Dr. Marisha Chilcott

Dr. Marisha Chilcott, MD

Have you ever wondered about the potential of psychedelic psychotherapy in treating mental health? Please tune into our enlightening exchange with Dr. Marisha Chilcott, a dedicated family physician with a heart for improving mental health in society, especially among first responders. Dr. Chilcott's rich experiences span her time on an urban search-and-rescue team to partnering with a firefighter. She brings the issue of mental health in high-stress professions to the forefront, underlining the urgency to destigmatize mental health issues and champion resilience and wellness.

We pull back the curtain on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, exploring its efficacy in treating mental health issues. This is much more than drug therapy; it's about forging new mental paths and transforming reactive thought patterns. We'll walk through personal experiences with ketamine and the efforts to make this revolutionary treatment more accessible, particularly for first responders. We also take a deep look into the dynamics of group ketamine therapy, discussing preparation, setting, and medication administration, the advantages of group integration sessions, and the hurdles in organizing these meetings.

We're also not mincing words about the resistance from insurance companies to cover these treatments and the need to prioritize mental health in high-stress professions. In our forthright chat, we also address the risks and benefits of ketamine therapy and the dangers of sourcing ketamine from unregulated online platforms. You don't want to miss out on this thought-provoking conversation that promises to challenge the status quo around mental health treatment. Join us as we tackle these critical issues and more.

About this past event

When: December 12th, 2023

Where: Free Podcast (recorded show available after live date)

Who: Hosted by Jerry Dean Lund (Fire Captain and Law Enforcement certified SWAT Medic/Operator) with returning guest speaker Dr. Marisha Chilcott MD (Founder of Be the Change in Mental Health)


Enduring the Badge is a podcast dedicated to sharing the untold stories of law enforcement officers, firefighters, military members, dispatchers, and emergency medical workers. These brave individuals and their families have often remained in the shadows for too long, but that changes now. We, at BTC, are moved by the invitation to speak during the November 20th podcast.

This podcast is hosted by Jerry Dean Lund, a seasoned veteran with over three decades of experience, who brings a unique perspective to the discussion. Jerry, a Fire Captain and Law Enforcement certified SWAT Medic/Operator, knows firsthand the toll these roles can take on an individual. Discover how he overcame dark thoughts of suicide following an on-duty injury. However, this podcast is not just about Jerry; it is about all the first responders who have endured so much to keep us safe. It offers hope and solutions. Here is where Be the Change in Mental Health steps in with solutions!

Enduring the Badge Podcast serves as a guide to navigating the challenging transition from work to home, finding balance both on and off duty, and overcoming personal obstacles. Our content is designed to engage, entertain, and provide valuable insights into the lives of first responders.

Whether you are a first responder or a supporter, we invite you to join Jerry Dean Lung and Dr. Marisha Chilcott on this remarkable journey to honor those who risk their lives daily. Gain inspiration, knowledge, and a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by these brave individuals.


Please contact BTC at (707) 800-7568 if you have questions about this event or would like to invite Dr. Chilcott on your podcast.

Why Be the Change in Mental Health

BTC is dedicated to aiding first responders and veterans in managing anxiety and fostering healing. Our approach combines Ketamine-assisted Therapy, led by psychotherapists and therapists with specialized training, with Ketamine's well-established safety and research-backed efficacy for mental health conditions.

We offer a comprehensive, research-driven therapeutic program tailored to your needs, with ongoing support and follow-up sessions to ensure your well-being and resilience. You are never alone on this journey, and we are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.