A Survivor’s #iAM1N5 Journey…

It’s #WarriorWednesday and also the first day of  Mental Health Month and today we are showing our love for everyone out there surviving and thriving by sharing the journey of one of our brave warriors who survived severe emotional, psychological, and financial abuse from her partner. But with the help of the Lindner Center of Hope, she survived. She’s strong. And she’s …

Thriving Despite Her Circumstances

We love hearing from our warriors out there! This story came in from our our website, 1N5.org and WOW has she survived so much and is thriving despite her circumstances! We have so much love for your, Bianca! My testimony is one so many can relate to because I have walked in the shoes of so many! I have fought anxiety, and …

Finding Her Truth

Maritza Marciano, from RitzaWonderfulLife blog, shares her story with 1N5. 6 Sexual Traumas. 5 Antidepressants. 4 Therapists. 3 Suicide Attempts. 3 Diagnoses. 2 Involuntary Hospitalizations. 2 Psychiatrists. 1 Residential Inpatient Program. Too Many cuts on my body. Too Many Panic Attacks. Too Much Dissociation. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember.  I never really thought anything of the social anxiety, the wanting to die or the idea that everything would be easier if I …

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! …

I’m Allie and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Allie. She’s currently living with anxiety and depression and has also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Allie is incredibly brave to talk openly about her mental health journey, what it’s like to get help and the comfort in joining others in recovery that understand exactly what you’re going through.

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 …

To This Little Girl who I’m Still Learning to Love…

Rebecca, a PhD candidate at Auburn University, struggled as a young girl but has now found a safe haven in practicing and teaching yoga. Below is the letter she wrote to her younger self. To this little girl who I’m still learning to love: To begin, she would be mad that I called her a “little girl”. She’s 15, after …