Caitlin Takes Over Our Insta as She Celebrates Over One Year Sober

Hey all! My name is Caitlin, and I am a grateful, recovering alcoholic. My one year sobriety date was June 25, 2019. Along with the addiction I have been battling, I have also dealt with mental health disorders as long as I can remember, going back into my teen years. Severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, as well as …

Your Advocacy Worked – Mental Health Funding Restored

Thank you, Warriors, for your swift advocacy urging lawmakers to restore the $18 million for K-12 Prevention Education and $18 million for statewide multi-media prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction campaigns.  YOUR ADVOCACY WORKED! Today, the Ohio legislature passed the state operating budget and restored these important investments in mental health and addiction, making these initiatives a priority for the state …

Wide Wonder Takes Over Our Insta While Traveling to Stop Stigma

The duo of parents called, Wide Wonder, are traveling across the country via bus to stop the stigma and eliminate labels placed around mental health, while simultaneously focusing on strengthening their family unit. One bus, two parents, two tweens, a dog and a year of service in search of Wide Wonder. As accomplished thought leaders, authors and activists in addiction, …

On Recovery and Exercise: Proceed with Caution

*** Disclaimer: This week’s Self-Care Sunday post covers the topic of exercise. While the objective of this post is to promote a healthy and mindful relationship with exercise, this post may be triggering to those who have disordered exercise habits. *** While exercise is one of my favorite methods of self-care, I am extremely hesitant in recommending it to others. …

I’m J.B. and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet J.B. Whitehouse, who turned a life of addiction to mask severe depression and anxiety into a career of helping others overcome the same obstacles he once faced. Thanks, J.B. for being brave enough to get help, to share your story and to now help others! ‘Before I got sober, I thought I was terminally unique, that no one had ever …

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 …

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 …

I’m Sydney and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Sydney, a local high school senior living beyond her depression, self-harm, and suicide ideation. At an early age, Sydney survived the trauma of physical and sexual abuse, bullying, and losing a parent. Her story is one of survival and triumph over circumstances that were out of her control and now she’s owning her painful past by telling her truth! …