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 …

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 …

How to Make the Most of Your Summer

Caroline McKeown is back this #WarriorWednesday with her vlog #AskCaroline to discuss how to make the most of this summer! She talks about how it’s important to look at the bright side of things and use positive thoughts to cancel out negative ones. She also recommends doing things that you love and keep yourself busy! Watch the video to see …

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! …

1N5 Staff Receives QPR Training Certification

On June 4th, Beth Dulle, Christine Browner and Rob Lubanski received their QPR Trainer Certification. Beth and Christine will be using their new skills to provide QPR training anywhere 1N5 needs them. 1N5 provides QPR training to many different groups throughout the year. Rob will be working with 1N5 to train local coaches. His 30+ years as an educator and …

Warrior Behind @positivitywithcaroline Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Caroline McKeown, the mental health warrior behind @positivitywithcaroline, took over our Insta stories to talk about all things mental health! Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she had to say! My name is Caroline McKeown, I am 16-years-old and a junior at Saint Ursula Academy. I am diagnosed with …

Dear Caroline: The Power of Positive Self-Talk

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with a new episode of Dear Caroline on the Power of Positive Self-Talk for students. She discussed how difficult it can be to miss out on the opportunities and events at the end of the school year, especially for seniors. But things will get better. Things will go back to the way …

Kelley Shares Her Warrior Wednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Kelley Kossanyi, a graduating senior, shared her story of what it’s like to be graduating in the midst of COVID-19. Check out what she has to say below! To the struggling high school student, Four years ago I told myself this moment would come. Over and over again I heard the words “One day you will …

Annual Spring4Life Event Raises Funds for Mental Health Education

This year, 1N5 held its annual Spring4Life Gala as a Virtual Happy Hour on April 18th. The two-hour event, which consisted of both a one-hour presentation on the importance of mental health education and a one-hour live set from local musician Ben Levin and his Trio, was the first of its kind from 1N5. During the event, the organization raised …