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 …

1N5 Staff Receives QPR Training Certification

On June 4th, Beth Dulle, Christine Browner and Rob Lubanski received their QPR Trainer Certification. Beth and Christine will be using their new skills to provide QPR training anywhere 1N5 needs them. 1N5 provides QPR training to many different groups throughout the year. Rob will be working with 1N5 to train local coaches. His 30+ years as an educator and …

Suicide Prevention Specialist Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S. took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health in the time of a national crisis. Check out his bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what he had to say! Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S. is a tireless advocate for positive mental health and suicide prevention services for youth …

William Shares His #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet William Raschke, a 34-year-old father of 4 living with borderline personality disorder, PTSD and generalized anxiety. William remembers his first diagnosis around 2nd grade. He was diagnosed with ADHD, and he recalls being very anxious, disruptive and depressed throughout elementary school. He was later diagnosed with generalized anxiety when working to get into the Coast Guard. After a while, …

Annual Spring4Life Event Raises Funds for Mental Health Education

This year, 1N5 held its annual Spring4Life Gala as a Virtual Happy Hour on April 18th. The two-hour event, which consisted of both a one-hour presentation on the importance of mental health education and a one-hour live set from local musician Ben Levin and his Trio, was the first of its kind from 1N5. During the event, the organization raised …

Update on Ohio Mental Health Education Bill

This week, House Bill 532, which would implement standards for mental health education for Ohio schools in Pre-K through 12th grades, was assigned to the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee. In the coming weeks, 1N5 will be working to garner support from other House members and getting prepared to testify on behalf of the bill. 1N5 has been working …

Believe in Yourself, Too

Reaching your goals begins with believing in yourself. I thought about this and immediately thought about the movie Acrimony by Tyler Perry. The movie has a lot—and I mean a lot—of twists and turns. The husband has this idea to sell this battery-powered tool, and he believes in his idea when absolutely no one else does. I didn’t like his …

Food Fight XVII Raises Awareness about Mental Health

On Monday, January 27th, 1N5 attended and raised awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention at Food Fight 513, located in Kroger’s On the Rhine Food Hall. At the event, local chefs competed in a Chopped-style competition for the title belt. The weekend before the event, the Cincinnati culinary scene lost one of its own, PJ Neumann, owner of Boomtown …