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While domestic violence is most commonly identified as when an intimate partner physically attacks or sexually abuses you, these are far from the only issues that fall under this broad heading. In fact, the term “domestic violence” can be used to describe almost any behavior that uses power and control to force someone to stay in a harmful...
While many people might think that human trafficking is a problem limited to places outside the United States, the sad truth is that it happens everywhere — even in Ohio. To fight this modern-day form of slavery, Human Trafficking Awareness Month (which is commemorated each January) is designed to spread knowledge of this serious issue so that we...
Even though it doesn’t constantly make news headlines, human trafficking is one of the most serious problems facing Ohio and the entire United States. Worldwide, it is estimated that there may be as many as 36 million human trafficking victims, forced into prostitution, slavery, and more. Even being forced into gang membership is considered a form...
The sudden appearance of unwanted texts and voice messages — or even the discovery that you are being periodically followed — can be quite alarming. Yet many victims fail to take proper steps to protect themselves. It doesn’t matter if stalking is perpetrated by an intimate partner or a total stranger — it can easily lead to sexual violence....
Have you been suffering from symptoms of depression? While many people experience times of sadness, understanding when your “blue” feelings are indicative of something more serious is essential. So when should you seek the help of mental health services for your depressive symptoms? Here are a few warning signs to watch out for.   Feeling...
Anyone who has ever been a victim of stalking knows what a debilitating impact it can have on their life. Unfortunately, far too many people fail to get the help they need because they don’t recognize the threat of certain behaviors or they don’t know what they can do to get help. If left unchecked, this can give the stalker an opportunity to...
The month of January is designated as Stalking Awareness Month — a serious issue that is often overlooked in communities across the country. While stalking can take many forms, it is most often summed up as a series of persistent actions directed at an individual that cause the victim to fear for their well-being. Stalking is a crime with serious...
Helping local members of our community escape the harmful effects of domestic violence, addiction, and other challenges isn’t always an easy task. Because of this, OneEighty believes in forming strong local partnerships to strengthen our community as a whole—and to allow you to get involved and help others. There are many ways you can get involved...
December 10 marks an important day in history. On this date in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly enacted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that has since guided a wide range of policies and organizations throughout the world—including OneEighty. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights lists 30 basic rights that every...
While there are many situations that require counseling and other mental health services, it’s worth noting that simple actions can go a long way in improving your overall mental wellbeing. Changing habits and incorporating different activities into your daily routine can significantly improve your outlook on life. Unsurprisingly, many of the best...
Addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people across the country. While addiction can seem like an impossible barrier to overcome, it is important to understand that it is possible to beat this struggle when you get help. Regardless of whether you’re dealing with alcoholism or drug abuse, the road to recovery begins by recognizing...
Individuals whose partner subjects them to sexual abuse and rape face a very real risk of suffering additional physical and emotional harm. In many situations, leaving the abusive individual is your best option, especially if you fear that your partner’s violent actions could escalate even further. Leaving an abusive partner can be extremely hard...
While the holidays are an exciting and joyful time for many, those suffering from addiction (or who are in recovery) can find this time of year especially challenging. The stresses of the holiday season or exposure to certain activities and individuals can greatly increase the risk for a relapse. Because of this, creating an active plan to...
There’s no denying that life can get pretty stressful sometimes. But are you taking the necessary steps to keep this stress from getting out of hand? Mental health services professionals note that practicing self-care is essential for your overall wellbeing. Self-care covers both your physical and emotional health. Simple things like staying...
Accepting that you’re struggling with a mood disorder or other mental health issue can be quite the challenge. Seeking help from professional mental health services can feel even more daunting—but it shouldn’t be this way. Seeking help in dealing with your condition is essential for your long-term wellbeing. Unfortunately, many people who could...