School Programs for Mental Health

1N5 School Partnership Program

Our vision is a world without suicide and a community of people with optimal mental health. Since 2010, 1N5 has been leading transformational mental health work in Cincinnati. Our mission is to prevent suicide by erasing the stigma around mental illness and promoting optimal mental wellness.

1N5 partners with local schools and universities to normalize mental health and break down the barriers preventing our youth from seeking help. Because every school is unique, there is not a one-size-fits-all model. 1N5 works with administrators, counselors, and teachers on a needs assessment and climate survey to better understand the school environment. Based on this information, 1N5 creates a customized long-term strategic plan pulling from our comprehensive list of evidence-based programs that include prevention, intervention and postvention programs with proper mental health professional support in place for each school.

Our goal is to equip schools with the necessary tools to implement a series of mental health programming that becomes embedded into their school culture and impacts the entire student body.

Delivering on this mission will take all of us working together across sectors, politics, geographies, generations and all walks of life. Please join me so that our neighbors, our loved ones, our fellow community members and our youth no longer suffer in silence. Help us stop the stigma and start the conversation.Nancy Eigel-Miller, Executive Director, 1N5

Program Goals 

  • Create and implement customized, evidence based mental health programming plans for schools
  • Screen all middle & high school students for signs and symptoms of mental illness and/or suicide
  • Increase knowledge of signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicide
  • Build protective factors by increasing knowledge of healthy coping skills
  • Decrease the stigma of mental illness and suicide in youth
  • Link at risk youth to necessary mental health treatment

Program Framework and Key Alignments

1N5’s continuous improvement process helps schools create a strong foundation for systemwide student mental wellness.

Below outlines how 1N5’s Strategic Mental Health Education & Wellness Framework aligns with the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

Education and Programming Solutions

Below is an overview of our simple process to provide the right fit for you.












1N5 School Partnership Program process is:

  • Simple
  • Streamlined
  • Effective for your students, faculty and administration

Available Programs

1N5 is pleased to offer the following services to school partners.

1N5 is committed to reducing barriers to mental health education and providing services to all schools.

Needs Assessment and Climate Survey
(initial step of our process)

 A comprehensive look at school climate involving data collection from students, staff, and caregivers. Plus, a review of all school mental health programs in place. Based on that data and consultation with the school, a comprehensive plan is recommended for the school or district.

 On-going Long-Term Support
(this step of our process is to monitor and adjust the solution set if/as needed)

 Regular meetings to assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes.

 Training and Programs

Below are a set of training and programs available.  A set of the below programs/training will be recommended after the Needs Assessment and Climate Survey.

Wellness Programs (from 1N5)

Recharge and Reconnect – an interactive presentation designed to support the emotional well-being of teachers. Acknowledges challenges, celebrates success, fosters connections, and nurtures wellness.
1-Hour session.

Wellness Campaign – working with the school wellness group to coordinate ongoing wellness programs and activities for staff.

Mindfulness Coaching for Teachers monthly sessions to teach the basic components of a mindfulness practice. 30-Minute sessions.

Building Resilience and Protective Factors – a one hour presentation/discussion on how to build resiliency. An upstream look at protective factors and how to build those into a healthy lifestyle. This training is good for all audiences including students, staff, and parents.

Educational Programs

Expert Speakers for Youth, Staff, and/or Parent—Expert speakers to present (virtually or in-person) to youth, staff, and/or parents on topics including but not limited to signs and symptoms of mental health disorders, self-care, resilience, internet safety, mindfulness, stress management.

Mental Health 101 for Youth, Staff, and/or Parent—Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. This presentation introduces statistics around mental health, the mental health continuum, warning signs, supporting others, local and national resources, and tips for staying mentally healthy. 30, 45, & 60 minute sessions available.

State of Mind Video Series—A series of videos to promote mental health & wellness for educators, caregivers, and youth.

Gatekeeper Training

QPR for staff—Designed to teach teachers, coaches, mentors, or anyone in a position to prevent suicide, how to help save a life. 1½-2-hour session.

QPR for parents—Designed to teach parent and caregivers, or anyone in a position to prevent suicide, how to help save a life. 1½-2-hour session.

Peer-to-Peer Program

Sources of Strength—The mission of Sources of Strength is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying, and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help, and strength. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard, they have strengths to rely on. Training—4 hours each for adult advisors and students plus ongoing check-ins. Currently being funded by CARE Act funding in the State of Ohio.

Screener Program

Signs of Suicide – The Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS) is a universal, school-based depression awareness and suicide prevention program designed for middle school (ages 11–13) or high-school (ages 13–17) students. The program includes a student screening that assesses for depression and suicide risk and identifies students to refer for professional help as indicated. The program also includes a video, Training Trusted Adults, to engage staff, parents, or community members in the program’s objectives and prevention efforts. This program is in conjunction with the mental health partner. Program and screening time—1 Hour. Completion of evaluation and student contact—time will vary.

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