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A countywide campaign urging parents to talk with youth about risky behaviors like underage drinking is being launched August 1. The "Talk. They’ll Listen" campaign will be seen on social media, billboards, flyers and posters, aired on radio ads and blasted out to parents and caregivers through the schools. Community coalitions will help spread...
Mental illness is one of the most serious challenges facing our society today, yet it continues to be misunderstood and under-diagnosed — especially among minority groups in the United States. Understanding if you or a loved one needs mental health services and seeking help is crucial for restoring balance to your life. Key Minority Mental Health...
As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, we can expect to see many changes in our society. However, some things remain constant among all groups, including the need for mental health services. Learning more about other ethnic and racial groups can help you better understand the challenges faced by others in your community. Mental Illness...
People of all walks of life can benefit from mental health services — but many communities continue to be underserved due to lack of awareness or support. To counteract this problem, July has been designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness month. Here’s what you should know about this advocacy platform. The History of Minority Mental Health...
Though gay rights have come a long way over the years, there are still many barriers to full equality. Members of the LGBTQ community in Ohio and elsewhere can be subjected to discrimination based on their sexual orientation — in fact, in Ohio, LGBTQ residents only have legal protections under state employment. Because of situations like these...
While June’s status as Gay Pride Month is becoming better known and more widely accepted, many in Wayne County and other parts of Ohio are still unsure of how to participate. Many are unsure what they are celebrating. Gay Pride Month actually began to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village, which served as a catalyst for the gay...
Here at OneEighty, we understand just how devastating the effects of mental illness can be. This is why we offer a wide range of mental health services, specifically designed to help you or your loved ones get much-needed assistance. What We Offer At OneEighty, we primarily focus on counseling services, designed to help individuals and families...
Mental illnesses can cause significant problems in an individual’s daily life. Unfortunately, these symptoms are sometimes easy to mask, and are all too frequently written off as someone simply having a “bad day”. Learning the warning signs will help you identify when someone you love — or you yourself — needs mental health services. Know the...
When dealing with mental illness, it can feel like you are alone — but while each person’s story is unique, you are far from alone in your struggles. In fact, the National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that one in five adults will experience mental illness in some form...
It is important to know the differences between moderate drinking and alcohol abuse.  The key to alcohol consumption in moderation, according to the NIAAA this is defined as the following:  Low-risk drinking for a woman is no more than 3 drinks in a single day and no more than 7 per week.  The limit for men is no more than 4 drinks a day and no...
Abusing a child is a heinous crime and often times there are warning signs that abuse is occurring. Here are some tips on what to do if you suspect a child is a victim of sexual violence or family violence.  One way to address your suspicions is to talk to the child directly. Choose a time and place where the child can feel comfortable. It’s...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The public goal is to help survivors of sexual assault get help and to raise awareness about the damage caused by sexual violence.  Sexual violence occurs in every community and affects people of all genders, race, and ages. It involves any sort of sexual contact that is unwanted....
It does not matter what you have been through in your past, or what you believe your future looks like. Life has an interesting way of throwing us curveballs and it’s our job to manage the situation as best as we can.  One of the tools that can help us navigate life’s murky waters is a strong support system, one which we utilize when we need it...
March serves as Women’s History Month across the United States as a way to honor and celebrate the powerful achievements women have had in creating the world we have today.  But how did March become the month we celebrate women?  Starting in 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as...
If you are a parent whose teenager is starting to date, or a teenager ready to embark on this next stage in life it’s important to understand what a healthy relationship looks like. Unfortunately, 1.5 million high school students nationwide will be involved in some form of abuse in a relationship. Here are some safety tips for teens (and parents)...