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Caregivers are the people in our lives we turn to in times of need. But who do the caregivers turn to when they need help or words of encouragement? Individuals who take care of their sick family members or friends are caregivers. The job can be tough and full of turmoil on certain days. Being a caregiver is often a thankless job without fanfare....
On November 25 societies and governments around the world will celebrate Orange Day, a day aimed at educating citizens on the dangers of violence against women. The goal is to reduce violence towards women.  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women has roots that go back decades.  The United Nations General Assembly in 1993...
In the twenty-first century, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community have made incredible strides towards acceptance and equality. But unfortunately, members of the LGBT community still remain a target of hatred and violence despite the impressive progress that has been achieved.  Many historians concluded that there...
Do you wonder whether your current relationship is a healthy one? Or do you worry about a friend or family member who may be in an abusive relationship? There are several signs to help identify unhealthy, abusive relationships before it’s too late.  One way to help identify if your partner is abusive is how they speak to you. Does your partner get...
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.
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-...