Join Us for Breakfast Club with Design Impact & Friends

On December 19, 2018, 1N5 will be participating in Breakfast Club, hosted by Design Impact, from 8am-10am! Join us! Breakfast Club is a quarterly(ish) event series hosted by Design Impact that brings together social changemakers, creative do-gooders, and community connectors. Each Breakfast Club invites participants to enjoy some free coffee and breakfast, mingle, and brainstorm on a challenge brought to us …

Hannah Slays Stigma with Her Insta Takeover

My name is Hannah Blum. I am a mental health advocate, writer and content creator. In 2010, after ignoring my internal pain for years, I was placed in a mental hospital and diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, a disease I knew nothing about. I went from Prom Queen to a mental patient in the blink of an eye. When I …

Sycamore Students Make Progress in Synnovation Lab

This week 1N5 traveled to Sycamore High School to meet with students in the Synnovation Lab. These students are working through the research and empathy phase now that they’ve identified which projects they want to pursue. Great job students! Keep up the great work! What is the Synnovation Lab? Sycamore High School’s Synnovation Lab is an innovative approach to secondary instruction utilizing …

NKU Concert Remembers a Friend, Benefits 1N5

On November 10, 2018 the Northern Kentucky University Communications Department hosted a concert benefiting 1N5. The event was chaired by NKU Communications student, Kayleigh Lennon, who wanted to raise funds for mental health awareness in loving memory of her late friend, Christian Dichoso, whom the group lost to suicide a month prior to the event. The concert featured two local …

1N5 Talks Care for Teachers

Friday, December 7, 2018 1N5 met with Fairfield Central Elementary School to explain the CARE for Teachers program including the benefits in the classroom of the teachers implementing and practicing mindfulness in their personal lives. Around 100 staff members from the school were then lead through three practical mindfulness exercises they can begin to implement in their daily lives. The …

Keeping Your Journey Yours

by Maritza from Ritzawonderfullife Comparison : The Thief of Gratitude Everyone experiences their journey differently. Everyone takes different steps at different times and each one of us have different obstacles to overcome or work with. Not only that, each one of us has different loves and passions and that will change what we appreciate most in life and what our …

I’m Tyler and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Tyler, who is overcoming alcoholism one day at a time and has been sober for FIVE YEARS now! Tyler’s story is so relatable and honest. He remembers the period of denial and comparison to others: “No. I’m just like everyone else. I go out. I have fun. I get hammered. I move on. Except…I couldn’t. Because I can see …

Within Every ‘No’, There’s a ‘Yes’

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You So often we begin to chase after a goal that we have, and all we hear from everyone is no. “No you can’t do that, no you shouldn’t do that, no that isn’t possible, no we can’t help you, no, no, no, no”. Hearing no from people when we present our ideas is discouraging, …

My Story Continues

My Story Continued… Hi, My name is Olivia Griffith, you probably recognize my name from my original 1N5 video I did less than a year ago. Trust me, I didn’t think I’d be writing another piece to share with the world another diagnosis and it’s not easy. I have written a piece for “Love Thy Enemy” on top of my …

MJHS Sources of Strength Focuses on Gratitude Before Thanksgiving

Mariemont Junior High School Sources of Strength campaign has been focused on gratitude.The Sources of Strength peer leaders created a gratitude journal for every student. The students designed Thanksgiving themed gratitude posters and take-away quotes for each student in hopes of spreading strength, encouragement, and hope to each and every student for ten days leading up to the holiday break. …