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The Importance of Taking a Break from Ordinary   Sometimes all we need to improve a negative mindset is to take a break from ordinary. Taking a break, by definition, means to stop doing something for a short period of time. Why not apply this to doing the same thing day in and day out! This simple practice of taking a break can help us to regain...
The Importance of High Self-Esteem We often hear self-esteem referenced. But what is self-esteem and why does our level of self-esteem matter?   R.E.S.P.E.C.T The dictionary definition of the word esteem is “respect and admiration.” So, self-esteem could be simply defined as respecting and admiring yourself. The American...
How Your Physical Health Could be Affecting Your Mental Health Although mental and physical health have often been viewed as two completely separate aspects of one’s wellbeing, studies are showing that they have more effect on one another than previously acknowledged.   Links between Mental and Physical Health One of the most...
  May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America (MHA) organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health). In April, OneEighty asked community members from Wayne and Holmes Counties to commemorate this important month by...
Healthy Habits to Promote Mental Well-Being Your mental well-being can affect your thoughts and feelings and how you cope with everyday life. Here are some daily habits than can help to improve your health, your mood, your productivity and your outlook.   Get ready each morning as if you are going out in public, even if you plan to stay home – As...
How Addictions Hijack Your Brain When water follows the same path for a prolonged amount of time, the ground is worn down, eventually creating a ravine. The deeper these ravines become, the more water is held, increasing the likelihood that the water will continue following that same path. This is an over-simplified way of introducing the concept...
When Do I Need Help For My Depression? According to the CDC, 4.7% of adults in the United States experience regular feelings of depression. But with the pandemic, a study has shown that percentage to be much higher, reaching approximately a quarter of the US population. How do you know if your depression is a temporary, passing depression, or if...
Executives and Special Project Coordinator The “doers” of any organization starts with the Executive Director or CEO. These individuals are goal-driven, possess a high degree of motivation and energy. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations, strategic planning, working with the board of directors, and operating within a budget....
Is My Addiction Bad Enough That I Need Help? Addiction is complex. The human mind has the ability to justify almost any behavior, no matter how detrimental. If you are unable to stop doing something even though it has clear negative effects on you and/or those around you, it is time to take an honest look within and determine whether you should...
Embracing Resiliency: Family Support Group WHERE:                         OneEighty Main Office, 1st Floor, Gault Community Room WHEN:                            Starts April 8th, 2021                                         2nd and 4th Thursday of each month                                         9am-10am or 5:...
Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship While an abusive relationship often involves physical or sexual abuse, those are not the only forms that abuse takes. Abusive relationships are also characterized by emotional manipulation, even financial control. Here are some subtle signs that a relationship may have crossed over into the abusive category...
  Quality Improvement and Innovation The Quality Improvement and Innovation department assures that OneEighty creates an environment and atmosphere of quality, innovation, and trauma informed services for clients and staff alike. The department also oversees processes that support and reflect best practices in the provision of behavioral...
OneEighty provides comprehensive addiction, domestic violence, mental health, and behavioral health services to families and individuals in Wayne and Holmes counties. We seek to help individuals in our community get the support they need. However, this is a mission we cannot accomplish on our own. Volunteers are essential to...
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Though the potential for violence in teen relationships is often overlooked, sexual assault and other harmful behaviors are all too common. As part of putting a stop to teen dating violence, it helps to understand key characteristics of healthy relationships. Respect Respect means...