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For many families, the holidays are a time of joy and peace. For those whose lives have been torn apart by addiction, family violence, and other problems, the holiday season can become stressful and even painful. So how can you find comfort during the holidays? Be Thankful - Perhaps one of the best things you can do is embrace a...
Working as a caregiver or providing any form of mental health services can be a demanding and draining job. It doesn’t matter whether you’re assisting someone in addiction recovery or working with a loved one suffering from dementia—caregiving is hard work! These tips will keep you from getting burned out. 1.Focus on Your Own Health...
Sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other forms of violence against women have serious, far-ranging consequences. This worldwide problem keeps women from advancing in society, while also causing untold amounts of harm on an individual level. So what can be done to end sexual assault and other forms of violence against women? Much of the work is...
Domestic abuse. Alcoholism. These are just a few of the issues that can create serious struggles in a person’s life. Even relatively minor setbacks can cause someone to suffer deep emotional pain. So how can you provide appropriate comfort to someone who is struggling? Seeking to understand and validate a struggling person’s feelings is perhaps...
From assisting in addiction recovery to providing mental health services, caregivers give much of their time and effort to helping others enjoy an improved quality of life. How can you show your appreciation during National Caregivers Month? Here are some ideas to help you get started. 1.Take Over - Yes, one of...
At OneEighty, we know how difficult it can be for families to escape the cruel cycle of domestic abuse. It can seem impossible to get away from your problems when you don’t have anywhere you can go for safety. This is where we can help. One of our primary services is to provide emergency shelter and housing for at-risk families. This is especially...
Of the many issues that negatively affect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, a lack of awareness by the general public may be the most harmful of all. When others don’t understand the seriousness of the problem, it becomes difficult for victims to receive the support they need. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to bring...
Here at OneEighty, we believe that developing a sense of equality that extends to all groups within our service area is essential for building a stronger community, state, and nation. Quite simply, when we tolerate differences in background and opinion, we learn to treat others with fairness and civility. We believe that equality makes a...
In our challenging world, it’s more important than ever to teach children how to be mentally strong. Mental health services professionals note that taking key steps early during your child’s development can help them deal with setbacks and make healthier life choices. Teaching children to be mentally strong helps them find effective solutions to...
Domestic violence is a serious problem, and quite often, victims feel completely helpless and unable to seek help. This makes it essential for family and friends to learn the signs of domestic violence and sexual abuse—so that they can step in and help at-risk individuals get the help they need. Naturally, the most obvious signs of domestic...
Here at OneEighty, we believe it is important to celebrate the contributions of all members of our society. Because of this, we’re proud to support LGBT History Month during the month of October. The purpose of LGBT History Month is to celebrate the many contributions LGBT individuals have made throughout the history of our country and the world,...
When the topic of domestic abuse comes up, we typically think of sexual violence and other forms of physical assault. However, while often overlooked, the impact of emotional abuse can be just as harmful. So, what is emotional abuse? Emotional abuse can sometimes be paired with physical violence, but it essentially boils down to one person...
Our society tends to put a lot of focus on physical health. While there’s nothing wrong with taking steps to improve your physical fitness and live a healthy lifestyle, this often causes mental health concerns to be overlooked. This shouldn’t be the case. Mental health services professionals note that between 15 and 20 percent of youth experience...
Domestic violence is one of the most pernicious problems our society faces, yet it is rarely talked about. This shouldn’t be the case, as domestic violence and sexual abuse become a seemingly insurmountable threat when it feels like nobody is listening. In an effort to shed light on the horrific impact domestic violence has on families, October is...
Alcoholism and drug abuse can have a severe harmful impact on many aspects of an individual’s life. While it may be tempting to focus solely on the physical part of achieving sobriety, understanding the other elements of recovery are essential for lasting success. Physical Recovery: As long as an individual does not consume drugs...