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 …

Caroline Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Caroline McKeown, who is sharing her #iAM1N5 story of living with generalized anxiety disorder and her experience with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. She was diagnosed with anxiety at 13-years-old but remembers feeling anxious since childhood. When she was in 7th grade, she was harassed by a classmate and reported him to the administration. When he found …

Reflect, Redefine and Rise in 2019

And so the countdown begins. Seven days left. One hour left. Ten seconds left. 2019 is not lying in wait, neither dormant nor quiet. 2019 explodes in fireworks and potential, pursuing us with excitement and possibilities. The sun sets… The ball drops… The new year is upon you. Are you ready? New Year’s Resolutions have always fascinated me. I know …

I’m Nick and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Nick, a senior at Summit Country Day, who lives with clinical depression, anxiety disorder, and suicidal thoughts. He explains how his sleep issues, extreme fatigue, and wanting to “melt into the couch” were overlooked symptoms until he realized it was all connected to his mental health. Nick’s goal is to create a society where people talk about their mental …

I’m Lauryn and this is my 1N5 journey…

(*Trigger Warning*) Meet Lauryn Powers, a brave Wright State University student, sharing her story about living with bipolar II disorder, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. She shares how her dealing with her mother’s mental illness and the loss of her grandfather impacted her life and led to her seeking professional help for her mental health at the Lindner Center of Hope.