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 …

William Shares His #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet William Raschke, a 34-year-old father of 4 living with borderline personality disorder, PTSD and generalized anxiety. William remembers his first diagnosis around 2nd grade. He was diagnosed with ADHD, and he recalls being very anxious, disruptive and depressed throughout elementary school. He was later diagnosed with generalized anxiety when working to get into the Coast Guard. After a while, …

Caroline Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Caroline McKeown, who is sharing her #iAM1N5 story of living with generalized anxiety disorder and her experience with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. She was diagnosed with anxiety at 13-years-old but remembers feeling anxious since childhood. When she was in 7th grade, she was harassed by a classmate and reported him to the administration. When he found …

Logan Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Logan, who is sharing her story of living with Bipolar Depression. She started feeling really down during her freshman year of high school and began pushing people away. She recalls spending more and more time alone in her room and less and less time doing the things that used to make her happy, like playing tennis or hanging out …

1N5 Looks Back on 2019 for #WarriorWednesday

This Warrior Wednesday, 1N5 shared a wrap-up of this year’s storytellers and their journeys with mental illness. Since 1N5 began featuring Warrior Wednesday journeys, 62 Warriors have shared their stories and reached 325,071 people. In 2019 alone, 19 individuals have shared their #iAM1N5 journeys, reaching 95,393 people. 1N5 is so proud of all the Warriors out there living with mental illness …

1N5 Shared 19 #iAM1N5 Journeys and 16 #warriorwednesday Stories This Year

Since the beginning of 2019, 1N5 has shared 35 people’s journeys with mental health and mental illness through #iAM1N5 videos and #warriorwednesday written posts. These stories reached a total of 140,827 people on Facebook and Instagram combined. 1N5 wants to continue to stop the stigma and start the conversation about mental health and mental illness in 2020. If you want …

Brittany Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Brittany Wells, a Xavier University student who is living with ADHD, anxiety, OCPD, generalized anxiety disorder, and “being a general goof ball.” Brittany recalls being singled out because of her learning differences, which eventually led to her being prescribed adderall in high school. She talks about feeling herself entering a dark place and having suicidal thoughts. She reached out …

Brooke Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Brooke Pitman. She’s sharing her story of living with social anxiety and depressive disorders. She first started experiencing symptoms in middle school, and she began withdrawing from social activities and anything that put her in the spotlight. She quit cheerleading in eighth grade, and she stopped interacting in classes. Her peers and educators became concerned and recommended her to …

I’m Chase and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Chase, a 20-year-old student at Cincinnati Christian University, who is living with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and an eating disorder. She also has experienced depression and suicidal ideation in the past. Chase talks about how her anxiety began in her early school years with bullying and negative comments from her classmates. It gradually progressed until she experienced suicidal thoughts shortly …

I’m Jadyn and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Jadyn shares her story on living with depression and bipolar disorder and how her diagnosis isn’t defining her.  Jadyn says, although it was hard admitting she needed help, talking to her therapist really started to change her path and make a difference. She wants everyone to know that it’s okay to get help, you can have feelings and it’s okay …