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4 Breathing Techniques to Support Mental Health

4 BREATHING TECHNIQUES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

Breathing techniques focus on activating the parasympathetic nervous system to signal to the brain that the body is safe. Deep breathing incorporates a slow and steady inhalation to exhalation ratio, which automatically regulates our body’s natural anxiety and hyperarousal response systems. Here are 4 breathing techniques proven to be effective in the management of mental […]

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Identifying and Treating Unique Mental Health Challenges of Young Adults in the Era of Social Media

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs welcomed The Collective’s Co-Founder + Clinical Director, Dr. Anna McCarthy, to present Identifying and Treating Unique Mental Health Challenges of Young Adults in the Era of Social Media for the Fall NATSAP 2020 virtual conference. Click the image below to hear Dr. McCarthy’s clinically focused presentation.

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Anxiety in 2020

Diagnosing Anxiety 2020 has been a challenging year for mental health, filled with unknowns and anxiety-inducing events. From COVID-19 and its inherent health risks to the isolation imposed by quarantine and social distancing, we can all agree that a certain amount of anxiety is appropriate. That said, with the reopening of the country and thus

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PTSD AND EMDR TREATMENT

Every year, eight million adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), be it from sexual assault, physical trauma or trauma inflicted during combat situations. Commonly associated with war veterans, PTSD can be incredibly debilitating, causing depression, anxiety, hopelessness, flashbacks to the event and behavioral changes.  Understanding PTSD According to the National Institute of Mental Health

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