Student Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Diya, an incoming freshman at UC and mental health advocate, took over our Instagram stories to talk about dealing with burnout and depression. Check out her bio below! Diya is 18 years old and an incoming freshman at the University of Cincinnati. She is excited to be majoring in Medical Sciences and minoring in Psychology. Diya …

Overcoming the Fear of the Future

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with another #DearCaroline vlog on overcoming the anxiety of uncertainty and the fear of the future. She says that this is one of her biggest fears, and it has pushed her back so many times. Especially now, when no one knows what’s going to happen next due to COVID, many teens are struggling …

Psychology + Nursing Student Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Xavier University nursing and psychology student Emma Benz took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and recovery. Check out her bio below! Hi friends, my name is Emma Benz! This fall, I’ll be starting my junior year at Xavier University as a nursing and psychology student. Outside of the classroom, I am an …

Mindy Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Mindy, a high school English teacher, deep thinker, coffee drinker, and outdoor enthusiast. For #WarriorWednesday, she is sharing her story of living with anxiety disorder and OCD. She was diagnosed about 15 years ago, and she said her symptoms came on very suddenly. While in a meeting, she began having intrusive thoughts and a panic attack. Not knowing what was …

1N5 Presents at Virtual Wellness Symposium

On Thursday, June 25th, 1N5 presented an educational video at the Recovery Center of Hamilton County’s Virtual Wellness Symposium. The Symposium was a week-long event featuring breakout sessions, workout activities, and mental health and wellness resources. The mission of the week was to educate individuals about local organizations in the Cincinnati area that could help them on their wellness journeys!

Each Moment is Part of Our Story of Growth

Honesty time, because that is what this blog is for and because my blogs resonate with what I’m feeling in that moment. I am having a tough time posting my blogs. I have this well-constructed goal in my head to post every Monday. Sometimes I ask myself why I have that goal, but I am always reminded when someone tells …

1N5 Talks to Mariemont Boy Scouts about Mental Health

On Sunday, June 14th 1N5’s Executive Director Nancy Eigel-Miller met with the Mariemont Boy Scout Troop to discuss mental health and illness. The session, facilitated virtually, had about 15 youth participants. Nancy reviewed why mental health is important and the signs and symptoms of mental illness. The scouts engaged in the discussion through a few interactive activities. Xavier student Danielle …

Local Author Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Emily, a local author and medical professional, took over our Insta stories to talk about her journey with overcoming PTSD. Check out her bio below! Emily is a  medical professional and award-winning Author from Cincinnati. She struggled with anxiety after a traumatic choking event when she was 6 years old. Growing up, she managed her anxiety …

Chris Shares His Story for Men’s Mental Health Week

This week on #WarriorWednesday, Chris Wood shared his mental health journey living as a trans man for Men’s Mental Health Week. Chris lives with generalized anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. He says going to therapy helps him work through his mental illness, and he wants anyone else who may be struggling out there to know that you are not alone! …

Practicing Self-Love as an Advocate and Ally

During times of social and emotional unrest, it’s easy to put self-care and self-love on the back burner. It’s easy to tell yourself you don’t deserve it when you see social and civil injustice around you. But it is possible to practice self-care and self-love while also practicing advocacy and being a good ally. Before we go any further, it’s …