1N5 Covers Mental Health with TruePoint Clients

On Thursday, April 29th, 1N5 met with 10 TruePoint clients to cover the basics of mental health and wellness. The training consisted of an open conversation about how the participants’ mental health has been impacted during COVID, areas of concern for friends and family members, and a wide variety of other topics related to mental health. 1N5 would like to …

#DearCaroline Celebrates One Year Sharing Her Story!

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown of the #DearCaroline vlog celebrated ONE YEAR of sharing her story and talking about mental health by talking about what she’s learned about mental health in the past year. She talks about topics like how we can reduce the stigma about mental illness by being more open and honest, how progress is not always …

Make the Most of Every Day

Sometimes, we have bad days. Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations we’d rather not be experiencing. Sometimes, we’re just plain unlucky. Even when we have those tough days and experience those things we’d rather not experience, though, we can still make the most of it. Living in a global pandemic, the chances of having a bad day are pretty high. …

Prioritize Yourself

As a society, we tend not to prioritize self-care and mental wellness. We are a career-focused people, and we typically let work take precedence over wellness. With all that has happened in the past year, though, that mentality is starting to change. I’ve noticed the change in my own life, especially over the past few weeks as my work has …

Reflect. Recharge. Reset.

It’s a new year. Again. 2020 is in the past, hopefully taking its negative energy with it. As we enter into a new year, tradition tells us we have to make a list of resolutions. This year, though, instead of coming up with a list of ways to change myself, I’d rather focus on ways to grow and learn from …

Allow Yourself to Be Still

We live in a society that views exhaustion and overextended schedules as badges of honor. Even after the world slowed down due to COVID, many went right back to the daily grind of working long hours and filling our days with resumé-enhancing tasks, some more eagerly than others. We’ve fallen right back into subscribing to the idea that truly taking …

Coping Skills for the 2020 Holiday Season

This holiday season, we know that we are not able to celebrate the way that we normally do. Due to the global pandemic, many are unable to spend time with family, attend gatherings, or practice the traditions they’ve grown accustomed to, and we know that loss of experience can take a toll on mental health. Machen Champion, MA, LPCC, RPT …

Take Time to Give Thanks

In times of great distress, it’s easy to forget to make space for gratitude. This year, in particular, we have all had our fair share of trauma and anxiety, and it’s understandable to lose sight of the things for which we should be grateful. I know I’m guilty of forgetting to practice gratitude and taking time to be thankful. When …

Todd Provenzano Provides Trauma Coping Skills to Educators

On Monday, November 16th, Todd Provenzano, LPCC-S from St. Aloysius spoke to educators about coping skills for managing stress and anxiety using a trauma-informed lens. There is an increased level of anxiety for many individuals right now. This is especially true for educators who are moving between in-person and online teaching. Many teachers have concerns for their students’ safety and …