@justpeachycomic Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Holly Chisholm, creator of Just Peachy Comics, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health, sobriety and how she uses her comics as a way to cope. Check out her bio below! I was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in December of 2016. My therapist suggested I try journaling. I hate journaling. I have …

Ellie Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Ellie Kraft, a mother of three boys and high school guidance counselor who is sharing her story of living with anxiety and experiencing depression in the past. She recalls beginning to experience depression and anxiety in her teenage years and both resurfacing again when she had twin boys at age 30. She reached out to her doctor and got …

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 …

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 …

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! …

Dr. Scott Shares Ways to Cope with Stress and Trauma

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 sharing several ways for youth to cope with the trauma caused by the death of George Floyd. Follow along with her video for information on how to manage your emotions at times like these.

Student Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Erin Gardner, social media manager for Active Minds at Ohio University, took over our Instagram stories to talk about student mental health. Check out her bio below! Erin is 21 years old and a senior at Ohio University studying journalism news and information. Erin lives with major depression, generalized anxiety and a panic disorder as well …

Jade Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Jade, an incoming freshman at Xavier University who lives with depression and anxiety, and has experienced suicidal thoughts and self-harm. She started experiencing depression and anxiety during her freshman year of high school, and she describes it as feeling like she was in a dark tunnel with no one else around. A friend at school noticed cuts on her …

Suicide Prevention Specialist Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S. took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health in the time of a national crisis. Check out his bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what he had to say! Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S. is a tireless advocate for positive mental health and suicide prevention services for youth …