Two-Part Takeover Kicks Off Race Week

To kick off this year’s Warrior Run Virtual Race Week, we had a super special two-part takeover for #freeyourmindfriday! Brooke Kelly and Emma Benz took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and what the Warrior Run means to them. Check out their bios below! Brooke’s story: The Warrior Run each year marks another year I have stayed …

@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 …

Counselor Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Taylor Harvey, the mental health warrior behind Instagram’s @thelotusproject_, took over our Insta stories to talk about stopping the stigma surrounding mental illness. Check out her story below! I began my fight with depression and anxiety in 2016 when I was 22 years old. I can’t even count the number of different programs, therapies, and medications …

@justpeachycomic Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Holly Chisholm, creator of Just Peachy Comics, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health, sobriety and how she uses her comics as a way to cope. Check out her bio below! I was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in December of 2016. My therapist suggested I try journaling. I hate journaling. I have …

Ellie Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Ellie Kraft, a mother of three boys and high school guidance counselor who is sharing her story of living with anxiety and experiencing depression in the past. She recalls beginning to experience depression and anxiety in her teenage years and both resurfacing again when she had twin boys at age 30. She reached out to her doctor and got …

Wellness + Sobriety Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Khadi A. Olagoke, a civil attorney passionate about wellness and sobriety, took over our Insta stories to talk about health and wellness, recovery, social justice + more! Check out her bio below! Khadi A. Olagoke is a civil attorney and the creator of Sober Black Girls Club, an organization that focuses on health, wellness and sobriety …

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 …

Psychology + Nursing Student Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Xavier University nursing and psychology student Emma Benz took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and recovery. Check out her bio below! Hi friends, my name is Emma Benz! This fall, I’ll be starting my junior year at Xavier University as a nursing and psychology student. Outside of the classroom, I am an …

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 …