Chastity Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

This week for Warrior Wednesday, Chastity Haxton, a retired college athlete, cheerleading coach, graduate student, friend, and mental health advocate shared her #IAM1N5 story of living with generalized anxiety disorder, depression and PTSD. She talks about how being a competitive athlete impacted her mental illnesses causing her to struggle with eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Follow along to see …

Love the Skin You’re In

CW: disordered eating, body dysmorphia It’s mid-summer, which means vacations, pool days, barbecues, and spending time outside. It also means wearing shorts and swimsuits and spending a lot of time eating around others. Summer was always so much fun when I was younger. I loved swimming, running around in the sprinkler, grilling out with family and friends, and just generally …

Jack Shares His #iAM1N5 Journey

This week for Warrior Wednesday, Jack Browner, an older brother of five, friend, boyfriend, dog owner, and want-to-be golf pro, shared his #iAM1N5story of living with generalized anxiety disorder, depression, substance abuse disorder, and his experience with a suicide attempt. He talked about how his symptoms started in high school, culminating with a 2-week stay at an inpatient facility when …

Dr. Lockhart on Physical and Mental Health

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP of A New Day Pediatric Psychology is back with a new video on taking care of your physical health alongside your mental health. She shares how the pandemic has impacted her daily movement, including little things like moving around between therapy sessions, getting up to walk down the hall, moving around her office, etc. Since …

Former UC Football Player Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Kevin Hyland, a Cincinnati native and former UC football player, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health. Check out his bio below! My name is Kevin Hyland. I’m 28 years old, living on the east side of Cincinnati in Oakley. I am from the westside/price hill area. I went to Elder High School …

Take Time to Focus on Your Mental Health Journey

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so to kick it off, I want to talk a little bit about my own mental health journey and how my self-care practice has impacted it. In spring, 2019, I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, which means I experience periods of mania and depression. For me, that looks like weeks at a time …

Kamberli Shares Her Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Kamberli, a wife, mother, mental health advocate, and health and fitness guru, shared her mental health journey. In 2015, shortly after having my first baby, I experienced Postpartum depression. Luckily it was fairly mild and easily treated with medication, and I was off of them within 9 months. Fast forward to 2017, I had my second …

PTSD Survivor Takes over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Jill took over our Instagram stories to talk about mental health and erasing the stigma. Check out her bio below! My name is Jill, I’m a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a self-care advocate. I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety & PTSD for my entire adult, teen, and early adolescence life. It used to …

Find the Best Version of You

One of my favorite things about my journey of self-discovery and self-care is the process of finding the best version of myself. I’ve been writing this blog for about a year now, and as I continue writing, I continue learning more and more about who I am and what I need. I started writing this blog when I was fairly …

School Psychology Grad Student Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Sandhya, a grad student and mental health advocate studying school psychology, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and healing. Check out her bio below! Hi! I’m Sandhya, but you can call me Sands! I’m 25 years old, a mental health advocate, and I’m from India. I love to read, I want to …