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 …

Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy

Planning a wedding during COVID has hands down been one of the most stressful things of my life. I had everything planned early, to prevent the stress I am feeling now. And then COVID messed up every single plan, and we were back at step 1, preplanning a wedding in a short amount of time. There have been countless meltdowns, …

Dr. Scott Talks #BlackMentalHealthAwareness

Dr. Angela M. Scott, Ph.D. and Staff Psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is back this week in honor of #BlackMentalHealthAwarenessMonth to talk about African American mental health, and specifically mental health among African American youth. She notes the uptick in suicidality of African American adolescents over the past few …

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 …

We Can Always Bounce Back and Begin Again

Does anyone else seem to always kill their plants? No matter what I do, sunshine, no sunshine or too much sunshine, watering too much or too little, I can’t ever seem to get it just right. Today it has been downpouring with thunder and lightning. After a few hours of the rain coming down hard, I realized my plants that …