You Will Find Yourself Again

Since my mom’s diagnosis of cancer, I always felt like I had lost pieces of myself. Since she passed away, I know for sure I have lost pieces of myself. I feel less motivated, I feel less joy, less excitement, and less gratitude for life itself. This journey has been a confusing one for me. Simple tasks become really, really …

1N5 Attends Cincy Fitness Fest

On Saturday, June 12th, 1N5 attended J2FIT’s Cincinnati Fitness Fest bringing awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. The event started with a morning of workouts geared toward any fitness level and wrapped up with a social festival with food, drinks, music, and raffles. Proceeds from the Fitness Fest benefitted 1N5 and our mission to prevent suicide by erasing the …

Local Miss America Outstanding Teen Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Lucabella LaEace, a mental health advocate and local titleholder in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Organization, took over our Instagram stories. Check out her bio below! Lucabella LaEace is a 17-year old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a junior at Seton High School where she is involved in House Government, Student Ambassadors, and StrongHer board. As …

#DearCaroline on End of Year Emotions

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with another new #DearCaroline vlog to talk about end-of-school-year emotions. She talks about how the last few weeks of school are always stressful with exams, finishing up school work, and getting ready for summer. She also discusses how right after those few weeks of stress comes a full summer of free time. …

Listen to Your Body & Mind—Give Yourself What You Need

This week, I am tired. Emotionally. Physically. Tired. My therapist told me I should journal after visits with my mom, to reflect on what I’m feeling. At this point, we are all tired. It is tiring to watch the strongest woman I know be so physically weak. It is tiring to talk and think about what’s happening to her 24/7. …

“Sad Girls” Musician Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Jenna Lotti, a young musician who is open about her mental health journey, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental illness and how it’s impacted her music. Check out her bio below! Originally from Milton, MA, Jenna started out writing poetry to cope with her emotions as a teenager, and later those poems became …

#DearCaroline on Mental Health Awareness Month

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with another #DearCaroline vlog for #mentalhealthawarenessmonth! She talks about how impactful it is to share your story with mental health and mental illness. Talking about mental illness helps stop the stigma, and what better time to spread awareness and start the conversation than Mental Health Awareness Month! If you would like to …

You Keep Showing Up—That’s Strength

You have good and bad days, but you keep showing up – that’s strength. These last few days with my mom has been an up and down rollercoaster. My mom made the tough, but right decision to stop treatment. Her body is weak. The chemo will likely do more harm than good. She doesn’t want to spend more time in …