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Dr. Martin Vitorino, of InsightLA Meditation, discussed with The Collective the weighted emotions around PRIDE in 2020. From US Supreme Court rulings to personal story, Dr. Vitorino urges everyone to continue tough conversations with anyone opposing equality for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s Pride Month, a time of year typically filled with celebration and historical tributes …


What is EMDR Dr. Huang?

Dr. John Huang of The Mental Health Collective shares his clinical perspective on EMDR in a recent interview. What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and it can be especially helpful when the brain has been overstressed. At times the brain can become overstimulated:  sights, sounds, smells, emotions can be so intense …

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Personalizing PTSD Treatment

How do I know which PTSD treatment modality is right for me? There are a number of empirically supported treatments for trauma.  Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR are all well researched. It is an important question– “Which treatment is best for which person?” There are a lot of factors to consider. …

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The WHO Recognizes Gaming Dependency as a Disorder

The popularity of online games has steadily grown in recent years, and shows no signs of stopping. According to a study released by Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, roughly 67% of Americans, or a staggering 211 million people, play video games including smartphone games, computer games and massive multiplayer online role playing games such as …

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