@anstehling Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Anna Stehling, a senior at the University of Tennessee who lives with anxiety and depression, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and suicide prevention. Check out her bio below! I’m a senior at the University of Tennessee. I have lived with anxiety and depression for 7 years. I hope to exude honesty …

#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!

Even When It is Hard, Hold onto Hope

Hold onto hope. A simple statement, that can be so hard to do. This week, my family and I remembered the exact pain and fear that we felt this time last year. This time last year, my mom was being diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. This time last year was one of the worst times of my life. The …

@positivitywithcaroline Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Caroline McKeown, the creator of @positivitywithcaroline, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health for teens. Check out her bio below! Hi everyone!!! My name is Caroline McKeown, I’m 16 years old, and I’m a junior at Saint Ursula Academy. I started my account @positivitywithcaroline to hopefully add some light into others days, while …

Erin Shares Her #FindYourPath Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Erin Horn shared her #FindYourPath story. Her family has been participating in the Warrior Run since 2017, and they run in honor of her brother, who lost his years-long battle with substance abuse as a result of underlying mental health conditions. Erin’s family loves to participate in the Warrior Run because they feel it’s a great …

Feel Your Feelings, But Never Forget Your Worth

Are you an overthinker? I’ve been someone who overthinks my entire life, which certainly didn’t help my anxiety. Over time, I’ve managed it more, but I still have moments when I can become consumed by my thoughts. I still struggle with the need to meet expectations of others, and those expectations can sometimes fuel my sense of self-worth. This may …

Grant Yourself Time to Reset

It’s funny how the unpredictability of COVID has led to my daily routine becoming the most predictable it’s ever been. It’s almost like this pandemic has given me the chance to reset and evaluate what really matters. Before COVID, I was all over the place. This January, I had three different jobs, I was overextending my budget, I was running …

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 …

DBT Psychotherapist Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Meghan Schafer, a psychotherapist specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and therapy. Check out her bio below! My name is Meghan Schafer, and I am a daughter, sister, friend, and licensed psychotherapist living in Los Angeles. I grew up in Colorado and Nebraska, spending nearly all …

Despite the Sadness, Seek Out Moments of Joy

2020 has certainly been a difficult year. A sad year. A year full of grief on many levels. A year full of uncertainty. At the end of 2019, no one could have predicted that 2020 would be going the way that it is. So many things have happened in such a short amount of time. Time has flown by faster …