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Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate against people of different races, socio-economic status, or age. Unfortunately, domestic violence and relationship abuse goes unreported or is overlooked.  When people think of abusive relationships, they often focus on acts of physical violence. But abusive relationships can also...
Unfortunately, millions of Americans struggle with addictions to drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. In some cases, there are individuals who struggle with all three substances.  Groups like OneEighty and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are working every day — especially in September where its National Recovery Month...
"In Ohio, there were at least 4,735 people who died – 13 people a day, or one every two hours. Those 13 people who are dying of heroin, fentanyl, prescription painkiller and other opioid related overdoses every day in Ohio – they all have parents, friends, neighbors, co-workers - and kids."- Author Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief.  In...
Recovery housing is a great resource for individuals who are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. It serves as a transitional living program for qualified individuals who are seeking to continue their sobriety on their road to recovery.  OneEighty, formerly known as STEPS at Liberty Center throughout the community, maintains five recovery...
Five months ago the fire alarm went off at Julia's Place. This month the residents were able to move back in.  Click here to read more about the story.
Thanks to OneEighty's long time partner Pallotta Ford for their generous donation to the Campaign for Recovery. Be sure to thank Mike the next time you see him for being such a great corporate citizen.
OneEighty Campaign for Recovery The headlines have been daunting.  Every day we see tragic stories reflecting the effects of opiate addiction in our community.  Ohio leads the country in the number of opiate overdoses and overdose deaths.  Locally, we are no different.  The number of people seeking treatment...
Every September is National Recovery Month. And across the United States the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks to increase understanding of mental health and substance abuse to citizens. The goal of National Recovery Month is to also celebrate those individuals who are in recovery for a mental health or...
Before families prepare to get ready to go back to school in Wayne and Holmes Counties, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on your efforts to give back to your community. Getting involved in your community — either through your church, a social organization, giving back on your own time, or volunteering at your child’s school — is a...
As we prepare to remember activists and their struggle for equality this upcoming Women’s Equality Day on August 26, it’s important to recall what the goals of achieving gender equality actually are. The entire world has made progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. But women and girls still suffer discrimination and violence...
Every August in the United States, we commemorate Women’s Equality Day to remind us of the long struggles fought by past generations. Women and men alike spent decades fighting for equal voting and civil rights for women of all races. Women’s Equality Day specifically remembers the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26...
During the month of July, we at OneEighty and other organizations working to help with mental health conditions are focused on National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. But regardless of your background, there are some simple steps you can take to help improving your mental health today. The first thing you can do is to value yourself. This...
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time where groups like OneEighty, NAMI, and others work to spread education on mental health services that are available, plus educating people on issues surrounding mental health. During the Minority Mental Health Awareness Month though, we take a special focus on racially or ethnically-...
Earlier this year we took part in Mental Health Awareness Month in order to raise awareness and #CureStigma surrounding people who struggle with mental health issues. During the month of July, we are now taking part in raising awareness during National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Individuals who suffer from a mental health issue often...
All over the world, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community struggle to find acceptance every single day. This struggle to find acceptance — whether it’s from our parents, friends, or coworkers — is unfortunately a natural part of life and especially a part of an LGBT person’s life. Unfortunately, coming out to family can...