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 …

Mauri Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Mauri Hogan, a 24-year-old psychology doctoral student at Adler University in Chicago, shared her mental health journey. See what she has to say below, and be sure to listen to this week’s podcast on Saturday to hear more about her story and her experiences! As a clinical psychology doctoral student with a history of anxiety, PTSD, …

Love the Skin You’re In

CW: disordered eating, body dysmorphia It’s mid-summer, which means vacations, pool days, barbecues, and spending time outside. It also means wearing shorts and swimsuits and spending a lot of time eating around others. Summer was always so much fun when I was younger. I loved swimming, running around in the sprinkler, grilling out with family and friends, and just generally …

Jack Shares His #iAM1N5 Journey

This week for Warrior Wednesday, Jack Browner, an older brother of five, friend, boyfriend, dog owner, and want-to-be golf pro, shared his #iAM1N5story of living with generalized anxiety disorder, depression, substance abuse disorder, and his experience with a suicide attempt. He talked about how his symptoms started in high school, culminating with a 2-week stay at an inpatient facility when …

New Thought Therapist Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Bhavya Raj Arora, an internationally trained psychotherapist who founded New Thought Therapist, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health. Check out her bio below! Bhavya Raj Arora is the Founder and CEO of New Thought Therapist. She is a TEDx Speaker, Global Competence trainer, Intercultural Learning Trainer and counselor, and internationally trained psychotherapist from …

The Parentologist Founder Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #FreeYourMindFriday, Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT, RPT, and founder of The Parentologist w/ Dr. Kim, took over our Instagram stories to talk about mental health + wellness. Check out her bio below! Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT, RPT is a mom of two young children and the CEO/Owner/Founder of The Parentologist w/Dr.Kim, a Southern California-based family and …

Kamberli Shares Her Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Kamberli, a wife, mother, mental health advocate, and health and fitness guru, shared her mental health journey. In 2015, shortly after having my first baby, I experienced Postpartum depression. Luckily it was fairly mild and easily treated with medication, and I was off of them within 9 months. Fast forward to 2017, I had my second …

Therapist Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Nikki, a therapist living with her own chronic and mental illnesses, took over our Instagram stories. Check out her bio below! Hi all, I’m Nikki. I am so excited to be taking over 1N5’s Instagram stories! So, I am not your normal therapist. I am proud of that. I have loads of experience, training and qualifications …

Relationship + Connection Expert Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Teri Murphy, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a PhD in clinical counseling, education and supervision, took over our Instagram stories! Check out her bio below! I’m a Relationship and Connection Expert, Couples Therapist, Self-Healing Sage, Sci-Fi Junkie, and Drinker of the Coffee. I was an Air Force rocket scientist before I became a therapist …

Marriage + Family Therapist Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Emily Sanders, LMFT, took over our Instagram stories to talk about mental health and therapy. Check out her bio below! Hi! My name is Emily and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California.  I practice privately in Orange County, and I absolutely love what I do. I’ve been practicing since 2012, …