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Discovering that a loved one is suffering from domestic violence can be difficult for friends and family alike. Naturally, your first impulse is to find a way to help that person — but what should you do to provide the right kind of help?   First, it is important to realize that a direct intervention can actually be dangerous. Confronting the...
Nobody expects to enter a relationship where violence and domestic abuse become the norm. Unfortunately, far too many people become trapped in a cycle of violence in part because they weren’t able to recognize some of the early warning signs.   So what behaviors should you watch out for? Jealousy and a controlling attitude are often some of the...
Discussions surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault typically focus on adult relationships. What is often ignored, however, is that these problems also have a significant impact on teenagers. According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 1.5 million high schoolers are physically abused in a dating relationship each year...
Here at OneEighty, we love celebrating Black History Month during the month of February! This time of year gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the many important contributions African Americans have made in our history — including right here in Wayne County. Black History Month began as a weeklong celebration in 1926, with the second week...
An informed community is key to spreading awareness and preventing many of the issues associated with addiction and domestic violence. Even in Wayne County and Holmes County, these problems are more widespread than many people realize. This is why OneEighty offers prevention and education services — to help the entire community come together and...
There are a wide range of problems that impact the wellbeing of our community — and here at OneEighty, we’re striving to do our part to address many of these issues. Here’s a brief look at some of the programs we provide: Domestic Violence Services: We work tirelessly to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault escape...
Whether a loved one has been diagnosed with a mental health condition or is struggling with the emotional consequences of substance abuse, it can be hard for friends and family members to know how to provide appropriate support. However, this type of support isn’t just possible — it’s crucial for recovery. First and foremost, it is essential that...
Whether you’re overcoming the consequences of addiction or simply trying to improve your emotional health, actively caring for your mental health can go a long way in ensuring lasting wellness. Mental health services professionals note that a few practices in particular can have a major impact. Setting goals is one of the most important things you...
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...