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 …

Overcoming the Fear of the Future

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with another #DearCaroline vlog on overcoming the anxiety of uncertainty and the fear of the future. She says that this is one of her biggest fears, and it has pushed her back so many times. Especially now, when no one knows what’s going to happen next due to COVID, many teens are struggling …

Chris Shares His Story for Men’s Mental Health Week

This week on #WarriorWednesday, Chris Wood shared his mental health journey living as a trans man for Men’s Mental Health Week. Chris lives with generalized anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. He says going to therapy helps him work through his mental illness, and he wants anyone else who may be struggling out there to know that you are not alone! …

Dr. Scott Shares Ways to Cope with Stress and Trauma

Dr. Angela M. Scott, Ph.D. and Staff Psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is sharing several ways for youth to cope with the trauma caused by the death of George Floyd. Follow along with her video for information on how to manage your emotions at times like these.

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 …

Warrior Behind @positivitywithcaroline Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Caroline McKeown, the mental health warrior behind @positivitywithcaroline, took over our Insta stories to talk about all things mental health! Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she had to say! My name is Caroline McKeown, I am 16-years-old and a junior at Saint Ursula Academy. I am diagnosed with …

Accepting What Is and Staying Positive

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC is back this week to discuss how to accept what is happening and stay positive when things are so confusing and abnormal right now. Read on and watch the video to see what she has to say!  With all the things happening in the world, how do you …

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 …

1N5 Speaks at Conner Middle School

On March 2nd and 3rd, 1N5 spoke at assemblies for the seventh- and eighth-grade classes at Conner Middle School in Hebron, Kentucky. 1N5 discussed mental health 101 and self-care, and the students were very engaged in the presentations. As a group, they discussed ways to stop the stigma against mental health and how to care for their own mental health.