1N5 Hosts Virtual Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge

Last weekend, over 30 students and community members joined together to participate in our virtual Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge facilitated by Tom Merrill and Vishal Bhatia from ExperiencePoint. The virtual experience was interactive and collaborative, allowing students to work through the design thinking process to create an innovative solution to the prompt “How might we help students invest in their mental health?” The teams then presented their ideas to the entire group Sunday afternoon. The ExperiencePoint facilitators were impressed with the students’ creativity and ability to truly jump in and start doing. Many thanks to ExperiencePoint, the student participants, the community mentors, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for helping us engage the youth in the mental health conversation. The community we are building is helping to STOP the stigma and START the conversation.