Plus, iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival is this Saturday.
 
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Ketamine: An alternative mental health treatment option
A look inside MindWell's office.
MindWell offers spa-like retreats designed to provide a healing atmosphere for each visit. | Photo provided by MindWell Health
In recent years, ketamine has gained attention as a promising treatment for mental health conditions.

Enter: MindWell, a local, comprehensive mental healthcare facility offering personalized ketamine treatment plans with a commitment to patient care in a safe and comfortable environment.

“Ketamine therapy is revolutionizing mental health care,” says Jay Motley, MD, founder and CEO of MindWell Health. “Seeing patients reclaim their lives in ways they never thought possible has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”

Dr. Jay Motley, founder and CEO of MindWell

Dr. Motley has been in the medical field for nearly two decades and calls the emergence of ketamine therapy a “breakthrough treatment for mental health conditions” and says it’s “among the most significant advancements” he’s witnessed.

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Below, Dr. Motley tells us more about this groundbreaking treatment and what to expect.

What is ketamine and what can it treat

Initially known for its anesthetic and pain-relieving properties, ketamine has been used in operating rooms and clinical settings since its development in the 1960s. Over the last ~20 years, it’s been studied in the mental health field as a potential alternative to antidepressants and other medications. Ketamine is legal for medical purposes, but it’s not legal for recreational use or to sell without a license.

Ketamine can be used to treat the following conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraines †
*†Please note: Legalities in your state may vary. GVLtoday advises consumers to consult a physician before trying new products and to always read a company’s and/or product’s full terms and conditions. The information about providers and services contained in this newsletter does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by GVLtoday.
 
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Events
 
Tuesday, April 2
  • Well Walkers | Tuesday, April 2 | 9 a.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | Free | Get your steps in with a .25 mile walk around the arena.
  • Pottery with Pårådisu | Tuesday, April 2 | 6-8 p.m. | The Community Tap Travelers Rest, 321 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $25 | Glaze your own bud vase while you sip on a brew or two.
Wednesday, April 3
  • Reconstructed: Holly Graham and Scotty Peek | Wednesday, April 3-Saturday, April 27 | Times vary | Art & Light Gallery, 16 Aiken St., Greenville | Free entry | Feast your eyes on this two-person exhibition in which the artists create a symbiotic relationship between light and color.
Thursday, April 4
Saturday, April 6
  • Appalachian Elégie | Saturday, April 6-Sunday, April 7 | Times vary | Gunter Theatre, 300 S Main St., Greenville | $20-$55 | Featuring Principal Cello Seth Russell and guest conductor Thomas Joiner, this concert brings you poignant melodies that evoke the sensation of watching the sunrise from the top of a mountain.*
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News Notes
 
Number
  • $1.3 million. That’s how much the state + Greenville County are investing to renovate Slater Hall — a historic community center in Northern Greenville. Plans for the project include refurbishing the interior, opening the top two floors for public use, and general stabilization of the structure. (The Post and Courier Greenville)
Announced
  • Urban League of the Upstate + Upstate Area Health Education Center announced its McClaren AHEC Scholars program cohorts. Ten Greenville County high school students were chosen and will participate in “learning activities” like monthly Health Careers Academy sessions and online learning modules to prepare them to enter the medical field. (Greenville Journal)
Drink
  • Greenville Fashion Week needs your help picking a signature cocktail. Twelve restaurants crafted a curated drink for the festivities, so stop by one of the participating restaurants and cast your vote.
Arts
  • If you’ve been to the Cancer Survivor’s Park recently, you might have noticed a new piece of artwork. Meet “Turning Point,” a 16-foot statue (created by Yuri Tsuzuki) meant to represent the journey of a cancer survivor, from diagnosis to recovery.
Try This
  • The iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival is this Saturday, April 6. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., kids aged PreK - 12th grade can enjoy hands-on learning + interactive STEAM exhibits related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
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Travel
  • Ready to go wheels up, GVL? Beginning in May, Breeze Airways will offer nonstop flights from GSP International Airport to five cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA, Providence, RI (Boston), Hartford, CT, Tampa, FL + Orlando, FL. Book your next trip and enjoy low fares and no change or cancellation fees.*
 
 
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We’ve got the need to read
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Hi Greenville, City Editor Stephanie here. Thanks to everyone who read our GVLtoday Book Club Q1 book, “The Lost Bookshop” by Evie Woods. Here’s what you had to say about it.

“This book is not one I would normally choose for myself, but I did like all the characters and the author’s message.” — Melanie S.

“I loved it! I would not have chosen it but I really enjoyed reading it. The characters were fun and I had fun with the twists and turns.” — Camerone T.

“I loved it! I never would have picked it for myself, but am so happy to have read it.” — Jennifer T.

Our book for Q2 is “First Lie Wins” by Ashley Elston. Reminder: You have until Sunday, June 30 to read this one and share your feedback.

Get ready to read and join our GVLtoday book club using the button below.
 
The Buy
 
Pvolve’s signature equipment bundle — the low impact, clinically-backed exercise method is a great way to work out from home, and the bundle helps you get started. It comes with a month of free classes and includes (bonus) some of Jennifer Aniston’s favorite pieces of equipment.
 
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