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There has never been and will never be another person on this planet quite like you. You have so much to offer the world. So, how can you become the best version of yourself? First, there is no “secret” or one way to reach your full potential. What works for one person may not work exactly the same for another. So, remember that your journey doesn...
According to Recovery.Org, it’s very common for family members and friends to act in ways that enable the behavior of addicts in a ways that leads to further substance abuse and destruction. Enabling behavior include things like repeatedly lending them money or bailing them out of jail, lying to cover up for them or blaming others for their...
The old saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true in so many situations in life, and it’s very much true when it comes to substance abuse and addiction. While addiction is a disease, like many (but not all) diseases, there are preventative steps that you can take to stay healthy -- especially if you have a...
The statistics are harrowing: According to current national statistics on sexual violence, one in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. One in six women and one in thirty-three men will experience attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and in eight out of ten rape cases, the victim knows the...
According to Dr. Neel Burton, there are concrete ways that you can start building your self-confidence today. Low self-esteem can have many causes and affect people at different points in life. Childhood trauma, neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse can all cause low self-esteem beginning very young. As you get older, low self-esteem can be...
Empowering yourself is part of a lifelong journey and a key aspect of mental health. A recent article we came across made some insightful and truly helpful suggestions for empowering yourself to make changes in your life by being aware of how your mindset influences your life -- and taking steps to change that mindset when it begins to limit you....
The most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults, is anxiety disorder. There are different types of anxiety disorders, which have causes that are both genetic and environmental. Anxiety disorders can also occur with other mental health conditions, such as depression, substance abuse and eating...
Feeling stressed is much more than just a state of mind. The physical effects of stress -- especially extremely high levels of or prolonged stress -- are very real and can have lasting consequences for your health.
 
You will probably recognize the common signs of stress. These include having headaches or trouble sleeping. Stress can...
Despite all of the progress being made to destigmatize and better understand the treatments for mental illness, there are still misconceptions when it comes to both mental health and recovery. Just as with a physical illness, mental illness is not anyone’s “fault” nor is it a result of anything someone did or didn’t do. It is a condition that...
Mental illness doesn’t discriminate: Across the board, one in 5 adults are affected by mental illness. What does vary widely though is access to mental health services and support, as well as education and awareness regarding mental health. For example, according to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), “Due to unmet needs and general lack...
At OneEighty, we provide addiction services in Wayne County and Holmes County. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance dependence problem, we’re here to help. The signs of addiction can be vastly different depending on the individual and the substance to which he or she has become addicted. However, there are some common...
Treatment is a single word that means many different things -- what mental health treatment looks like for one person may be entirely different from what it looks like for another. Being involved in defining and implementing one’s own treatment plan has been shown to have a direct impact on improving success rates. This means that the individual...
Why do we need to recognize how mental illness affects minority communities? Shining a light on this important topic will not only raise awareness but also help people who are at risk get the support and treatment that they need. Here are some facts from The Mighty that are very important and eye-opening when it comes to understanding how mental...
The term “sound pollution” probably brings to your mind -- or, rather, ears -- the blast of truck horns or the clashing metal of heavy machinery as you drive past road construction. The truth is that damaging sounds can come in a variety of forms and can have a profound impact on your mental well-being. It may surprise you to learn that noise...
A good friend suddenly stops showing up to social events and barely returns your calls or texts. A family member seems to become increasingly irate over small inconveniences. How can you tell if someone you care about is just going through a difficult time or if they are actually showing the early warning signs of declining mental health? ...