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 …

Mental Health Advocate + Author Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Rebecca Hilliard, mental health advocate and author, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health. Check out her bio below! Rebecca Hilliard is a mental health advocate and author of the books ‘A World Locked Away’ and ‘Heaven’s Heartbeat’. She uses her experiences with mental illness to help and encourage others. What she wants …

Local Author Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Emily, a local author and medical professional, took over our Insta stories to talk about her journey with overcoming PTSD. Check out her bio below! Emily is a  medical professional and award-winning Author from Cincinnati. She struggled with anxiety after a traumatic choking event when she was 6 years old. Growing up, she managed her anxiety …

Student Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Erin Gardner, social media manager for Active Minds at Ohio University, took over our Instagram stories to talk about student mental health. Check out her bio below! Erin is 21 years old and a senior at Ohio University studying journalism news and information. Erin lives with major depression, generalized anxiety and a panic disorder as well …

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 …

Ruku Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, we’re sharing a written piece from Ruku Pal, a second-year Miami University student. Check out her story below! “My story is powerful.” Four years ago, I first saw this phrase. “My story is powerful.” It didn’t feel right. It wasn’t that it was wrong per se, it just didn’t quite fit. Firstly, I didn’t feel I …

One of the First Steps of Healing

Good old Facebook memories either have you cringing at your 13-year-old self, or reflecting really deeply. This morning I was on the reflecting side. I was reminded of a post from 2013 after our first round at DII nationals for the 4×400. We performed terribly. We were completely doubtful of ourselves and we could see the doubt in each other’s …

Relationship Blogger Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Sherry, the mental health warrior behind the blog Fixing Forever, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and working through relationship road bumps. Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she had to say! My name is Sherry and I am a 36-year-old married mama of two …