OneHealth Communities provide access to multiple members, ideas, and collaborative thought. There are many benefits to joining a Community, including:
|1. Connect with people who share similar conditions and stories.|
|2. Find and meet new people who understand and have been on a similar journey.|
|3. Share your life experience with people who will relate.|
|4. Connect with groups who are working together towards healthier lifestyles.|
|5. Support, and get support from, fellow members with similar health goals.|
Join the communities that are most relevant for your personal health goals. Connect, share, and thrive as you make progress on your journey to better health and wellbeing.
I remember coming home from junior high school. I must’ve been twelve. Maroon backpack draped over my right shoulder. I walked into my room and found my journal, wide open, to a page I was embarrassed to admit I wrote. Someone had been reading my innermost thoughts. I was baffled. Did I leave it open to that page? Did anyone read it? I felt a panic come over me. I quickly shut the notebook and stashed it in Fort Knox (I still don’t feel comfortable revealing its whereabouts, but I can tell you this… it’s not in Fort Knox).
We, at OneHealth, believe that you should have the option to share your personal thoughts and feelings in recovery. That’s why we’ve given you blogs and journals. Currently, however, there’s little difference between the two. Both can be shared with the public. Both can be set to private. Both are outlets for you to express yourself.
So, in an effort to simplify things, and bring a bit more clarity between the two features, we’re going to make it easy for everyone to understand. Blogs are public! Journals are private! Easy peazy, lemon squeezy!
As we migrate into our new site, we’ll have to move some of the content around. This was not an easy decision, but here’s what we concluded:
Public (shared) Blogs and Journals will now be Blogs.
Private (non-shared) Blogs and Journals will now be Journals.
In the event a Blog or Journal has been shared to a single individual or group, it will be kept private. You can re-publish it publicly if you choose.
Now, I can’t stop someone from hacking my account or even sneaking behind me and looking over my shoulder when I’m writing in my journal about how unbearable Thanksgiving is without wine. But, at least I’ll know what’s public and private on OneHealth.
• Find meetings across the U.S. in seconds.
• Use your current location or search by city or zip code.
• Map meetings and get directions
• Covers meetings from the top 12-Step Programs
• Search for specific types of meetings like open/closed, men only/women only, etc.
• See full list of meeting types you can search on.
• Add meetings to your mobile calendar
• Share meetings with friends to keep you accountable
Similar to a “Like” button, our Relate button provides an easy way to show empathy to other members. Empathy has been shown to be helpful in making connections. When people receive empathy, they feel safe, heard and understood.
Note: At OneHealth, we understand the awkward disconnect when a person shares something negative on a social network, and another person “Likes” it. We’ve enabled our system to disallow positive responses (“Likes”) to “at risk” emotional states (red emoticons). So, you won’t be able to “Like” or “Laugh out loud” to someone who’s angry or depressed.
Currently, OneHealth has one-to-one messaging between members. With tools like Social Graph Sharing, members will be able to easily share thoughts, information, and feelings with friends or a specific community without having to post a blog. Members will simply share on their wall, friends will see what they share, and be able to respond and comment. The responses and comments will notify other members, trigger others to respond, and hopefully create a waterfall of communications between members that they wouldn’t have received with one-on-one messaging.
Members will be able to share articles and videos right on their wall and automatically notify their friends and communities. By attaching a link to share, you’ll auto-magically see a thumbnail and/or video appear on the wall, and be able to access the link within the profile or community wall feed. This will provide much easier access and consumption of content, information, entertainment and education and make our OneHealth user experience better, faster, and more efficient.