I’m Tim and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Tim who says: “You’re not alone. Your story matters. Your pain matters. The things you’re going through are strengthening you more than you can ever imagine.” Tim lives with persistent depression, with episodes of major depression, as well as generalized anxiety disorder. In his video, Tim talks about how the deception of depression led him to really dark places …

Shana from Perfectlyflawed_blog Takes Over Our IG and Shares Her Story

**Trigger Warning** I started to encounter some difficulties with my mental health starting in high school. As most of us know, high school is a tough time for a lot of adolescents and I felt it was a particularly tough transition for me. I became increasingly anxious and  my emotions had extreme power over me. I became impulsive. I felt …

I’m Stacey and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Stacey, a mother, wife, and scientist who’s been living with anxiety and depression since her teen years and is also a trauma survivor. Her message is one of perseverance, resilience, transparency and hope…and we love her for every bit of it! Stacey B. Lane, you are brave, strong and a huge inspiration to all our Warriors out there! #warriorwednesday #mentalhealth #stopthestigma

The Strength in Speaking Your Truth

For most of my life, I was terrified to tell my truth for fear of being judged, labeled as weak, or ridiculed. For most of my life, I have craved external validation and acceptance from others. During the majority of my past relationships, I was made to feel small after I spoke up about how I felt. Even though I …

When Insta-Care Isn’t Enough

Are you ever really hard on yourself for being really hard on yourself? Do you ever feel yourself fall into a rut and then fall further into the rut because you’re sad about the rut? Have you ever had a bad day when you really wanted a good day, so you try to declare it’s going to be a great …

‘Stress & Distress in Our Kids: What Can We Do’ Event a Success

Because of our partnership with MindPeace and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, we were able to provide our community with a free educational presentation from Dr. Slavin, MD, MEd on “Stress and Distress in Our Kids: What Can We Do?” Dr. Slavin discussed the current academic system and how it is negatively impacting the mental wellness of our youth. Dr. Slavin then …

Reflect, Redefine and Rise in 2019

And so the countdown begins. Seven days left. One hour left. Ten seconds left. 2019 is not lying in wait, neither dormant nor quiet. 2019 explodes in fireworks and potential, pursuing us with excitement and possibilities. The sun sets… The ball drops… The new year is upon you. Are you ready? New Year’s Resolutions have always fascinated me. I know …

My Whole World Was Anxiety…

I am a senior at Anderson High School. Throughout my life I’ve had many mental challenges. When I was little my dad passed away and since then I have dealt with extreme anxiety and compulsions. I would be scared all the time of dying or of other people dying and have tendencies to do small rituals thinking that would save …

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 …