Ad Astra Founder Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Suhani Prakash, a 13-year-old clothing designer and mental health advocate, took over our Instagram stories. Check out her bio below! Hi! My name is Suhani Prakash. I am 13 years old, and I am the founder of @adastra_aa! While I do not struggle with a mental illness myself, I have seen its  impact on my friends …

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 …

UC Student + Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Diya Joshi, first-year UC student and mental health advocate, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental wellness. Check out her bio below! I am a freshman at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Medical Sciences and am pursuing a minor in Psychology. In my free time, I love to paint, dance and watch sunsets! …

1N5 Holds Sources of Strength Training at Lakota Plains Junior School

On Friday, November 6, 1N5 facilitated the Sources of Strength training at Lakota Plains Junior School for 13 students who were selected to be peer leaders. We were able to practice physically distancing and hold in-person training! Students were trained on what the eight Sources of Strength, or protective factors, people rely on when experiencing challenging times in life. The peer leader’s mission is to be connectors to Help …

1N5 Conducts Sources of Strength at Woodland Middle School

On Friday, October 30, 1N5 facilitated the virtual Sources of Strength training at Woodland Middle School for the student peer leaders. 18 students were selected to be peer leaders and attended a 4-hour training. Students were trained on what the eight Sources of Strength, or protective factors, people rely on when experiencing challenging times in life. The peer leader’s mission …

1N5 Participates in Signs of Suicide Training

1N5 participated in MindWise’s Signs of Suicide Train-the-Trainer Workshop. Signs of Suicide is a suicide prevention program that educates students about the relationship between suicide and depression. Through a video, guided discussion and brief screening for depression, students are encouraged to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or a friend. SOS’s evidence-based student training takes just one class …

How to Maintain Positivity During Quarantine

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with a new episode of #DearCaroline from quarantine to talk about maintaining positivity and mental health during this situation. She says it’s okay to feel your emotions if you’re forced to quarantine. Being isolated for 14 days is hard, and it’s okay to be sad about that. She also says, though, to …

1N5 Partners With Our Lady of Visitation for Wellness Week

This week, 1N5 worked with Our Lady of Visitation School to provide a series of educational sessions on mental health. The week started off with hanging posters about resources and statistics throughout the school. Grades 5-8 then each had a unique training provided by 1N5 and several other community organizations. Stephanie Renner, a therapist from Creekside Therapy, spoke to the …

@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 …