In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, MedicateOH presents Mental Health Mondays. We’ll be interviewing medical professionals, patients, and the cannabis community about everyday life and how we deal with stress, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health challenges.

Mental Health Vs. Mental Wellness 

Mental Health Mondays “MHM” is a weekly post and biweekly article discussing various facets of mental health. The purpose of this new initiative is to spread not only mental health awareness, but to speak on things that we all live through, deal with, and think about on a daily basis. As a society, we forget that while so many of us have so many differences, one thing we all have in common is our mental health and how it affects our lives.

We will touch on the differences between mental health and mental wellness. We’ll learn from medical community members about how cannabis can help or hinder different mental health diagnoses. And maybe most importantly, from this writer’s point of view, we’ll learn what we can be doing each and every day to make a positive impact in our mental health. 

Next Week: PTSD, Generational Trauma

Next week’s article will dissect Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, generational trauma and how cannabis can be used in tandem to impact the outcome of consistent therapy sessions. 

We look forward to sharing this new chapter to patients, budtenders, educators, and the community. The call for understanding and sincere empathy is now. It starts with taking ownership of your own thoughts, looking deeper into how those might affect others, and how you could potentially help others in the process.

In the meantime, check out our previous MedicateOH resources on mental health and PTSD treatment with cannabis here:

Call for Interviews

Would you like to be interviewed for an article in our upcoming mental health awareness series? Reach out to writer Marissa Kehres to tell us your story.


Editor’s Note: Nothing MedicateOH or our writers publish should be construed as medical advice. Please seek a licensed counselor if you’re struggling with your mental health. In case of emergency, make use of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 on your phone.


  • Marissa Kehres

    Marissa Kehres is a Cleveland School of Cannabis graduate and cannabis advocate. She works full time, with her hands in multiple industries. Her true passion falls to psychoactive studies, pivoting her into the graduate school limelight Fall ‘23.