Southfield’s new ‘mental health activity centre’ offers ax throwing and plate smashing | cultural | Detroit

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For when you really hate your ex.

Life is tough, and sometimes you just have to break stuff in the name of sanity. That’s the concept behind 1:11 The Collective, a new break room and ax throwing facility that’s now open in Southfield.

At 1:11 The Collective, located at 15618 W. 10 Mile Rd., hour-long sessions start at $30 and include plate smashing, ax throwing, a speed bag, and massage chairs with “virtual reality therapy”. They also have monthly subscriptions and individual sessions available for sound bath therapy, yoga, and, *ahem*, tantra therapy for couples.

Danielle Cato, a licensed clinician who founded The Collective, said it was a safe place to help people tune out distractions and release tension.

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Danielle Cato, founder of 1:11 The Collective breaking plates.

“I have worked in the mental health sector for years while studying various forms of clinical services. From experience, I have adapted a non-traditional setting that includes an immersive opportunity to become mentally healthy,” she said in a press release.

You know how it is when it’s just one of those days you don’t want to wake up. Everything is screwed up and everyone sucks. Alright, those are definitely Limp Bizkit’s lyrics, but the feelings are real. When no amount of meditation or deep breathing seems to help, we assume there is 1:11 The Collective.

Visitors must be 16 or older and at least 18 to throw axes. More information can be found at

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