How to Maintain Positivity During Quarantine

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with a new episode of #DearCaroline from quarantine to talk about maintaining positivity and mental health during this situation. She says it’s okay to feel your emotions if you’re forced to quarantine. Being isolated for 14 days is hard, and it’s okay to be sad about that. She also says, though, to …

1N5 Holds Mindfulness Trainings for Local Teachers

This week, 1N5 held five mindfulness training sessions for local teachers. On Monday, October 19th, 1N5 provided two training sessions for Kings School District’s professional development day. The following day, Tuesday, October 20th, 1N5 held an open mindfulness session for any and all teachers or school staff. On Friday, October 23rd, 1N5 provided two training sessions for Fayetteville Perry Schools. …

1N5 Provides QPR for St. Mary School Staff

On Wednesday, October 21st, 1N5 provided QPR training to the staff at St. Mary School in Hyde Park. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1.5-hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a mental health crisis and how to respond. St. Mary staff and administrators understand the importance …

1N5 Partners With Our Lady of Visitation for Wellness Week

This week, 1N5 worked with Our Lady of Visitation School to provide a series of educational sessions on mental health. The week started off with hanging posters about resources and statistics throughout the school. Grades 5-8 then each had a unique training provided by 1N5 and several other community organizations. Stephanie Renner, a therapist from Creekside Therapy, spoke to the …

#DearCaroline Talks Social Media

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with another #DearCaroline episode on how to process what we see on social media. She talks about how social media can be such a powerful tool when used positively, but it can also be a detriment to our mental health when used negatively. Follow along for tips on how to unplug! If …

1N5 Provides QPR Training to La Salle High School Staff

This week on Tuesday, September 22nd, 1N5 provided QPR training to the staff of La Salle High School. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and the staff and administrators of the school recognize the importance of mental health education and resources. They are working to provide more ways to support their students and staff.

#DearCaroline Talks Stress

This week for #WarrriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown of #DearCaroline talked on her vlog about managing stress going back into the school year. She shared tips on how she manages her own stress and encouraged others to try some self-discovery to see what works best for them. Follow along to hear what she has to say!

1N5 Conducts School Trainings and Education

This was another busy week of training and mental health education for 1N5. On Monday, August 31st, 1N5 worked with Sycamore Community Schools to create an education plan covering trauma for the entire staff. Several members of the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at CCHMC provided training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their effect on the brain, …

1N5 Conducts Sources of Strength + Educator Self-Care Training at Sycamore

On Monday, August 31st, Erin Horn, certified Sources of Strength trainer, led an hour-long Educator Self-Care training based on the evidence-based Sources of Strength wellness model for Sycamore Community School District Staff Professional Development. Erin started out by explaining the upstream prevention philosophy, which details how building resiliency and coping strategies help people handle the stresses of life, including mental …

#DearCaroline Talks Peer Pressure

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown shared another episode of her #DearCaroline vlog talking about peer pressure as it relates to the pandemic. With school going back, it can be easy to slip back into our old ways because we all want things to just go back to normal. It’s so important, though, to remind ourselves to keep following the …