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Rude Awakening “Don’t move your arm. Your needle is broken, and we think part of it is still in your arm,” Nikki recalls hearing as she was lifted into the ambulance. “We are going to start an IV, and don’t say you are afraid of needles.” These are the first memories she holds of coming…Read Full Article
Positivity supports brain health Does positive thinking really work? There’s a growing body of research that shows how our thoughts and emotions can shape the structure and function of our brains. In fact, when we experience positive emotions, like joy or gratitude, our brains release dopamine and serotonin, which are neurotransmitters associated with feelings of…Read Full Article
When it comes to finding treatment for mental health or addiction issues, there is no such thing as “one size fits all.” That is why collectively, the staff at OneEighty is certified in a broad spectrum of addiction and mental health counseling treatment options. Jane, (not her real name), was 28 years old when she…Read Full Article
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” tweeted Ashley Judd on twitter following the untimely passing of her mother Naomi Judd. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 21% of US adults (roughly 1 in 5) will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental…Read Full Article
In 2020, OneEighty was awarded the Faith-Based Project Grant from the Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiative. This project seeks to empower everyday citizens to identify signs of poor mental health and/or addiction, reduce stigma associated with those issues, provide support, and share resources about finding help. The OneEighty Community Relations and Prevention…Read Full Article
Sometimes all we need to improve a negative mindset is to take a break from ordinary. Taking a break, by definition, means to stop doing something for a short period of time. Why not apply this to doing the same thing day in and day out! This simple practice of taking a break can help…Read Full Article
We often hear self-esteem referenced. But what is self-esteem and why does our level of self-esteem matter? R.E.S.P.E.C.T The dictionary definition of the word esteem is “respect and admiration.” So, self-esteem could be simply defined as respecting and admiring yourself. The American Psychological Association defines self-esteem as “the degree to which the qualities and characteristics…Read Full Article
Receiving a diagnosis for a mental illness is an important first step on your road to recovery, but where do you go from there? In reality, the appropriate treatment will vary based on the individual’s diagnosis, as well as their preferences and goals. There is no “one size fits all” solution with mental health services…Read Full Article
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 during any given year. If you…Read Full Article
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…Read Full Article