1N5 of Us: Changing the Mental Health Landscape

A podcast working to STOP the stigma and START the conversation about mental health

This podcast takes a close look at many of the mental health challenges that exist while learning about people, programs, and organizations that are working to overcome these obstacles.  1 in 5 people experience a mental health challenge in any given year but with the proper intervention, individuals can go on to live full and productive lives. Tune in to find out to how to build a community that is empowered to START the conversation around mental health and wellness.


Episode 3 July 9, 2020: Adapting for Life Program

For our third episode, we talk with Stacey Hoffman, LPCC, MEd, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Program Manager, Adapting for Life. Adapting for Life helps young people understand and identify the drivers that can lead to harmful and suicidal behavior and helps students find better ways of coping during difficult times, so they can adapt and lead healthier lives. We discuss the Adapting for Life program and how it has grown and changed since its inception as the Surviving the Teens program. We then discuss what a holistic mental health program plan would look like for schools.

After talking with Stacey, we connect with Terri Thomas, a health and physical education teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. We discuss how the mental health needs of students have changed over time, the impact that the Adapting for Life program has on her students, and how 1N5 has helped shift the culture at Mariemont.

Episode 2 June  25, 2020: What is Mental Health and Wellness?

Dr. Sorter is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Medical School and has over 30 years of experience in psychiatry. We talked with him about trends he is seeing in adolescent mental health, what the role of parent/caregiver is for children and teens when a parent should be concerned about their child and burnout within the medical profession.  We also connect with Dr. Ashley Solomon, a licensed clinical psychologist, leadership coach, and founder of Galia Collaborative. We discuss breaking down the stigma around mental health, how Galia helps individuals strengthen their mind, what self-care truly means, and tips on navigating the mental health system.

Episode 1 June 11, 2020: How 1N5 Came to Be 

Find out how 1N5 grew out of a family’s and a community’s desire to honor the memory of Jim Miller. 1N5’s Founder and Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, lost her husband Jim to suicide in 2008. Jim’s death by suicide came as a shock to everyone. No one knew Jim was silently suffering with suicidal thoughts as he was the one always engaging with others and making them feel comfortable.  What started out as the Jim Miller Memorial Mile has blossomed into the Warrior Run 5K and 1N5, a Cincinnati non-profit organization with a mission to promote optimal mental health for Cincinnati youth through stigma reduction and evidence-based mental health education.  

Podcasts will be released every other Thursday.  Next Episode: July 23, 2020 –  Talking to Kids About Mental Health

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