Accept Forgiveness from Yourself

CW: self-harm, suicidal thoughts Mental illness is so complex and volatile. One minute, you might feel great, and the next, you might feel like the world is crashing down around you. During my senior year of college, as many of you know, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While that diagnosis terrified me, it finally gave a name to what …

Lucabella Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Lucabella LaEace shared her mental health story, her experience with suicide loss, and how she’s working to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. See what she has to say below! While I may not remember much about the details of the event that occurred when I was just 10 years old, there is one thing I …

1N5 Receives Sources of Strength Elementary School Coaches’ Training

This week, 1N5’s Sources of Strength certified trainers Erin Horn and Christine Browner received Sources of Strength Elementary School Coaches’ Training. Sources of Strength recently expanded their middle school and high school program to include grades 3-6. Sources of Strength Elementary moves the work of prevention and health promotion even further upstream. As a universal classroom curriculum, Sources of Strength …

1N5 Offers Free Sources of Strength Program to Local Schools

Sources of Strength is a universal suicide prevention program designed to build socioeconomic protective influences around youth and reduce the likelihood that vulnerable youth and young adults will become suicidal. This program supports student wellbeing, strengthens youth-adult connections, enhances positive student coping behaviors, reduces the risk of suicide and violence, reduces bullying behavior, and increases school belonging and resilience. Thanks …

1N5 + MindPeace Provide Signs of Suicide Training at Western Hills

This week, 1N5, in conjunction with MindPeace, provided suicide prevention education with our Signs of Suicide training at Western Hills High School. We conducted a self-screening process to identify signs of depression and suicide with the high school juniors on Tuesday and Thursday, March 9th and 11th. The students were interactive and engaged in the process.

#DearCaroline on Friendship

TW: Suicide Loss This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with another new episode of her #DearCaroline vlog. This week, she’s talking about valuing your friendships. Recently, a friend of hers almost lost her life to suicide, and it made her think about what her friendships mean to her. With limited in-person connection right now, Caroline recommends reaching out …

1N5 Provides Free QPR Training

In January, 2021, 1N5 and MindPeace are partnering to provide FREE virtual QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training each week. QPR teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide: Question a person about suicide, Persuade the person to seek help, and Refer the person to appropriate resources. Although created specifically to detect and respond to …

1N5 Attends Train the Trainer Series

This week, 1N5 took part in a four-day Ohio Sources of Strength Train the Trainer series. Sources of Strength is a universal suicide prevention program designed to build socioecological protective influences around youth and reduce the likelihood that vulnerable youth and young adults will become suicidal. 1N5 works with schools in Ohio and Northern Kentucky to implement this program in a …

1N5 Partners with Whitney/Strong for Virtual Save A Life Event

On Monday, Dec. 7 from 6-8 PM, 1N5 provided QPR training during Whitney/Strong’s virtual Save A Life suicide prevention + gun safety training event. Save A Life was developed as an innovative way of reducing gun violence in communities that bear the brunt of gun violence disproportionately. Save A Life teaches basic firearm safety skills such as safe storage and …

Checking in on Others

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with a new episode of her #DearCaroline vlog. She talked about the importance of helping your friends and being there when they need support. Follow along for support resources for you and your friends, signs to look for, and how to check-in. Sometimes, just reaching out and offering your love and support …