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 …

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 …

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 …

Anxiety + PTSD Survivor Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Lindsey Graves, who lives with anxiety, panic and PTSD, took over our Insta stories to talk about coping with anxiety disorders. Check out her bio below! After being diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, panic, and PTSD, the six years of suffering began. It was September 2014, I was 21, a junior in college and just witnessed …

Eating Disorder Survivor Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Meagan Connley, a mental health advocate and eating disorder survivor, took over our Instagram stories to talk about mental health and recovery. Check out her bio below! Last week, 1N5 shared my story of living with anxiety and having lived with depression and eating disorders. Now, I’m taking over their Insta stories to talk more about …

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, …

Dr. M Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Dr. Meredith Teriecki of Instagram’s @thepsychologistandme, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and mental health education. Check out her bio below! Hi it’s Dr. M from @thepsychologistandme. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, and Addictive Behaviours Researcher in London, UK. Why am I on Instagram? Good question. Statistics say that …

It’s Okay to Start Again—You Are Recovering & Growing

I know I am not alone when I say I struggled with the “supposed to’s”. It was my birthday week, so it was supposed to be a great week. And for the most part, it was. But it really all felt like it came crashing down the day after when I felt really self-conscious about a lot of things. My …

Arlo Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Arlo Speaking, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter and university student, shared her #iAM1N5 journey of living with an anxiety disorder, ADHD and a bug phobia. At age 9, Arlo and her family moved to a new town with a new school, and that’s when she began to develop acne. She says living with acne on top of meeting …