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Mental illness doesn’t discriminate: Across the board, one in 5 adults are affected by mental illness. What does vary widely though is access to mental health services and support, as well as education and awareness regarding mental health. For example, according to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), “Due to unmet needs and general lack...
At OneEighty, we provide addiction services in Wayne County and Holmes County. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance dependence problem, we’re here to help. The signs of addiction can be vastly different depending on the individual and the substance to which he or she has become addicted. However, there are some common...
Treatment is a single word that means many different things -- what mental health treatment looks like for one person may be entirely different from what it looks like for another. Being involved in defining and implementing one’s own treatment plan has been shown to have a direct impact on improving success rates. This means that the individual...
Why do we need to recognize how mental illness affects minority communities? Shining a light on this important topic will not only raise awareness but also help people who are at risk get the support and treatment that they need. Here are some facts from The Mighty that are very important and eye-opening when it comes to understanding how mental...
The term “sound pollution” probably brings to your mind -- or, rather, ears -- the blast of truck horns or the clashing metal of heavy machinery as you drive past road construction. The truth is that damaging sounds can come in a variety of forms and can have a profound impact on your mental well-being. It may surprise you to learn that noise...
A good friend suddenly stops showing up to social events and barely returns your calls or texts. A family member seems to become increasingly irate over small inconveniences. How can you tell if someone you care about is just going through a difficult time or if they are actually showing the early warning signs of declining mental health? ...
One of the greatest challenges many individuals face is creating a positive and open-minded approach to life. At OneEighty, we’ve seen how trauma, cycles of domestic abuse and addiction often leave people feeling trapped in a close-minded sphere where they think that change is impossible. They may judge themselves or others unfairly because of...
When we hear the words “sustainable lifestyle,” we’re often tempted to think of “going green” or living a more environmentally-conscious life. And while these ideas certainly contribute to sustainability, here at OneEighty, we believe there is also an emotional aspect to living a sustainable lifestyle. So what are the keys towards living a...
At OneEighty, we know that it isn’t always easy to escape the perils of substance abuse and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, overcoming addiction and implementing other positive wellness habits are essential steps for enjoying a long and healthy life. In fact, research has found that four lifestyle factors contribute to one-third of...
Whether you’ve been the victim of domestic violence or have been struggling with addiction, few tools are more important on your road to recovery than counseling. Counseling can play a crucial role in helping you overcome the mental and emotional challenges associated with your situation so you can make lasting, positive changes. What is it that...
While the disease model of addiction continues to be popular today, many scientists argue that one’s likelihood of developing a substance abuse problem—and their ability to break free of it—isn’t based on genetics alone. While genetics can certainly play a role in increasing one’s risk of addiction, the ability to develop self control also plays a...
At One Eighty, we believe that increasing awareness of the issues surrounding substance abuse and domestic violence are essential for improving our community’s health and wellness. The better our local citizens understand the challenges surrounding these issues, as well as what can be done to resolve them, the better equipped we’ll all be to...
Whether you’re struggling with the impact of a loved one’s substance abuse or trying to escape family violence, peace can seem impossible to find. As hard as it may seem to find peace in a chaotic situation, it is possible. Many people find peace by making time for silence. Get away from your cell phone, the TV, Twitter, and other media and get to...
Many individuals understand that their substance abuse is having a negative impact on their life, but they don’t know how they can escape it. Some may realize that addiction is causing a problem when loved ones stage an intervention.  Others may recognize it too late, when it has caused them to lose everything they once held close.  Regardless of...
We don’t always fully appreciate the long-term consequences of our actions—and this is especially true when it comes to habits that impact our physical health. The sooner you take steps to break these habits, the less likely it is that you’ll suffer from the severe health issues that often follow. Naturally, substance abuse of any kind is a...