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The month of June is designated as LGBT Pride Month to honor and celebrate activists who have pushed forward the goal of civil rights for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. But do you know the history of how LGBT Pride Month started? The month of June was designated as LGBT Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall...
This June if you are looking for events to celebrate LGBT Pride Month, visit the capital of Ohio for a full weekend of fun happenings to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Columbus, one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest, is a fun and friendly city towards members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and...
By some estimates, 1 in 5 American adults and children will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in any given year. There are a myriad of signs that you or a loved one may need to seek out appropriate counseling or mental health services. But it is important to search for appropriate care, depending on the circumstances. Where exactly...
It does not matter who you are nor what stage you are in life — mental health issues affect each and every one of us at some point in a variety of forms. The most important thing to do is to reach out for help when you need it. We often times see our friends and family joking on social media about how broke, tired, or busy they are. But too often...
Throughout the month of May, groups like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), OneEighty, and the rest of the country is raising awareness on mental health. Every year, mental health services in Wayne County and Holmes County fight the stigma surrounding mental health illnesses, provide support for those who suffer, educate the public,...
At OneEighty, we strive to help residents of Wayne and Holmes counties recover from domestic violence, obtain sexual assault services, and combat substance abuse and mental health issues. So, we rely heavily on volunteers to provide several of the vital services required to assist others in overcoming the odds and better their lives. Our...
OneEighty is a complete multi-faceted health system with a dynamic mission aimed at helping people throughout Wayne County and Holmes County in the state of Ohio. OneEighty is an organization that officially formed in 2016 when it announced its new name to reflect the group’s mission. Yet, its components have existed for decades in Wayne and...
Mental health is an emotionally charged term in today’s society. But mental health does not always indicate some type of disease or always require counseling — sometimes taking care of your mental health can merely mean a day off. It’s important to take care of your own mental health each and every day. This obviously means different things for...
Addiction in all of its forms hijacks your brain and thought processes. Quite frankly, an addiction turns you into someone who is unrecognizable to your friends, family, and even yourself. If you suffer from an addiction, logic no longer exists. An addict will hide, lie, and manipulate others in order to maintain their addiction, especially in...
Being a victim and survivor of sexual assault and/or rape is a terrible experience no one wishes on another individual. Here are some things you may not hear on your journey. Some days are just literally terrible. There are, quite frankly, some days you will not be able to get the visions out of your head and the events will replay over and again...
For several people of all walks of life, fear can be a powerful force. Fear can drive us and motivate our decision-making process. Yet for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or battling personal demons, fear may be holding them back from improving their lives. Getting through fear is a skill that anyone can learn, but many cling to fear...
It’s hard to know what to think, let alone what to do after you have been sexually assaulted. The first thing to consider is whether or not you are safe from any immediate danger. If this is not the case, call 9-1-1 immediately. It is important to remember that as a victim of sexual violence, this was not your fault and you are not alone. Please,...
Over the past few years, domestic violence victims have come forward to explain why they decided to stay, and ultimately leave, their abusive relationships. Battered partners, women and men in relationships where sexual abuse is common, may feel leaving their abuser is an impossible task and that there is simply no way out. The largest obstacle to...
In the modern age of the national #MeToo movement, women around the world are beginning to realize they no longer have to settle for the status quo as merely a sex symbol or housekeeper. But today women across the world — including across Ohio, Wayne County, and Holmes County — are still victims of sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence...
Domestic abuse is a very real problem that impacts millions of women nationwide. Quite often, these abusive relationships start out innocently enough, and the woman never suspects that her partner might become violent. By understanding some of the early signs of a potentially abusive relationship, you can avoid dangerous individuals before acts of...