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 …

#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!

#DearCaroline Talks Peer Pressure

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown shared another episode of her #DearCaroline vlog talking about peer pressure as it relates to the pandemic. With school going back, it can be easy to slip back into our old ways because we all want things to just go back to normal. It’s so important, though, to remind ourselves to keep following the …

1N5 + Mount Notre Dame Provide Self-Care Bags to Staff and Students

This week, 1N5 helped Mount Notre Dame provide self-care bags to teachers and students for when they return to classes. The bags contained resources and tools to practice self-care, and they were well-received by the staff! Thank you to Mount Notre Dame for working with us to promote self-care for educators and students during this trying time!

1N5 Continues Trainings for Local School Staff

It was another very busy week for 1N5 training school staff to get them ready for school to resume. We started off the week working with Hamilton City Schools where we coordinated training for the entire staff of over 800 in topics of Mental Health: Normal Development/Adolescent Response to COVID,  Top Disorders/Symptoms, Referral Process, Mindfulness and De-Escalation Techniques. We held …

Local Schools + Students Prepare for the New Year with 1N5 Trainings

This was a very busy week of training for 1N5. We trained the staff of Taylor High school in QPR, held a day-long training for the entire staff of Hamilton City Schools, trained the staff of Wyoming City Schools, held a webinar about mindfulness and self-care for teachers, and had over 1000 people watch one of our State of Mind …

1N5 Hosts Virtual Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge

Last weekend, over 30 students and community members joined together to participate in our virtual Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge facilitated by Tom Merrill and Vishal Bhatia from ExperiencePoint. The virtual experience was interactive and collaborative, allowing students to work through the design thinking process to create an innovative solution to the prompt “How might we help students invest in …

School Counselor Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Tonyette White, a high school counselor, took over our Insta stories to talk about student mental health. Check out her bio below! Hi! My name is Tonyette and I am a high school counselor in central Virginia. I attended the University of Virginia, and I  graduated in 2013 with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and …

Coping with Back to School Anxiety

This week for #WarriorWednesday, #DearCaroline discussed anxiety about going back to school and how to deal with the unknowns. She gave a few tips on how to approach this new school year. First, go in with an open mindset, no matter what your school is doing. Be open to the way this year is going to look. Next, remind yourself …