The First Break…

My name is John Medl, and I live with mental illness. I am 36 years old, living in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2004, I graduated from The University of Dayton, where I earned a degree in psychology. I was first diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features in July of 2006. July 31, 2006 seemed like it would be a …

1N5 Receives Magnified Giving Grant from Roger Bacon High School

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1N5 is honored to have been named the recipient of a Magnified Giving grant from Roger Bacon. This year the grant was designated for mental health purposes. We can’t wait to put these funds to use shattering the stigma around mental health for our youth in the community! Thank you Roger Bacon High School and Magnified …

Ohio State Student, Brooke Kelly, Shares Her Journey with Bipolar I Disorder at 2018 Spring4Life Event

Last Saturday, we were so honored to have The Ohio State University student and Mariemont City Schools graduate, Brooke Kelly speak about her journey, the spiral, the people that helped her seek treatment, and the continuing need for empathy in our society. To share the details of her story with such vulnerability and honesty, Brooke proved that she is living beyond her diagnosis on …

I’m Nick and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Nick Goepper, an Olympic & X Games medalist who’s won gold, silver, and bronze medals for his talents on the slopes; however, he still struggles with highs and lows just like the rest of us. We hope you find inspiration and empowerment from listening to his story, a story he shared live with those that attended our annual Spring4Life …

Suicide: The Ripple Effect Showing

Jacob Purcell

Please come out to Regal Cinemas Deerfield Towne Center 16 on Thurs. 4/19 at 7:30pm to see the Suicide: The Ripple Effect film! Proceeds will support 1N5’s efforts to provide local schools with mental health, resiliency, and suicide prevention programming and ultimately, stop the stigma and end youth suicide. Please come out and support! Get your tickets here.

1N5 WINS COMPETITIVE GRANT for $36,200 + 100 IT Support Hours

Thanks to the Ingage Partners Social Impact Fund, we can do so much more great work on mental health in and around our city with this grant of $36,200 and 100 hours of IT assistance! We can’t wait to make an even greater impact with this funding! Thank you,Ingage Partners and Pay It Forward Cincinnati!       

1N5 OFFERS MEET & GREET WITH AMERICA’S FAVORITE HIPPO

 Who doesn’t love Fiona? You don’t want to miss this AUCTION ITEM at our Annual SPRING4LIFE Event! Tickets are selling out fast! ONLY 75 TICKETS LEFT – GET YOURS NOW!   This unique and memorable behind the scenes visit with our famous, fabulous Fiona and family is sure to bring out the child in all of us! Travel to Hippo …

Meet Emma Benz, a senior at Mount Notre Dame High School. We are so proud of her for sharing her #Iam1N5 story… In junior high, I struggled with some eating disorder behaviors, but after my doctor expressed her concern, they were quickly corrected. I resumed normal eating habits for a few years, but by my sophomore year of high school, I was …