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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...
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...