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Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin, Wooster Trinity United Church of Christ with Peter Evans, OneEighty IT and Infrastructure Manager

OneEighty Implements New Program for Faith-Based Communities

By OneEighty / November 2, 2021

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…

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The Importance of Taking a Break from Ordinary

By OneEighty / June 2, 2021

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…

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The Importance of High Self-Esteem

By OneEighty / June 2, 2021

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…

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Finding Treatment for a Mental Illness

By OneEighty / May 27, 2020

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…

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You Are Not Alone: Mental Health

By OneEighty / May 14, 2019

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…

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Why is it Important to Have a Support System?

By OneEighty / March 29, 2019

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…

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Getting the Treatment That Works For You

By OneEighty / June 6, 2018

By some estimates, 1 in 5 American adults and children will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in any given year. There are a myriad of signs that you or a loved one may need to seek out appropriate counseling or mental health services. But it is important to search for appropriate care, depending on…

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Should I Seek Mental Help?

By OneEighty / December 15, 2017

If you find yourself asking “should I seek mental help,” it’s time to take the first step. Accepting that you’re struggling with a mood disorder or other mental health issues 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 mental health…

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The Importance of Surrounding Yourself With Positivity

By OneEighty / November 30, 2017

Does positive thinking work? Whether trying to maintain sobriety or escape the dangers of domestic violence, surrounding yourself with positive thinking influences is essential for lasting success in life. Ultimately, a lot of positive thinking has to do with the people you surround yourself with. This doesn’t mean that you can only spend time with…

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Comforting Someone Who is Struggling

By OneEighty / November 6, 2017

Domestic abuse. Alcoholism. These are just a few of the issues that can create serious struggles in a person’s life. Even relatively minor setbacks can cause someone to suffer deep emotional pain. So how can you provide appropriate comfort to someone who is struggling? Seeking to understand and validate a struggling person’s feelings is perhaps…

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