Your Story Matters

by Ivy Watts from BeautifullySimplyYou  No matter what your story is, know that your story matters. I think it is easy to feel like our story is insignificant because we learn that someone has gone through something worse, and so ours becomes unworthy to tell. I know I sometimes struggle with that, especially when I read the stories of others and …

1N5 Tours Schools for Annual Warrior Run

Throughout the week of September 24, 1N5 visited several local schools to hand out suicide prevention resources and speak to high school students about the Warrior Run and the impact it can make for their school. The Warrior Run is unique because it offers both a High School and College Challenge which gives schools a platform and allows each school …

1N5 Hosts Care4Teachers Training for Local Schools

Saturday, September 15, 2018 1N5 hosted a CARE4Teachers event at Beech Acres Parenting Center. Approximately 30 local teachers were in attendance to learn more about what the program has to offer. Care4Teachers offers an evidence-based program proven successful in other schools, designed to educate teachers on the importance of practicing mindfulness to reduce workplace burn-out, manage stress, and react to …

1N5 Educates 8451 on Workplace Mental Health

Monday, September 17, 2018, 1n5 presented on the topic of workplace mental health to approximately 100 84.51 employees and staff members. The entire spectrum of mental health was discussed, including mental health wellness, hygiene, illness, crisis signs, and preventative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques to increase focus, productivity and relaxation. The company, named after its longitudinal position …

National Suicide Prevention Week Brings Outpouring of Hope

This week, September 9th through 15th, marked National Suicide Prevention Week, which also encompassed World Suicide Prevention Day, which took place on Monday of this week. Our hope…and mission is that next week and beyond, we begin to hear voices shattering the suffocating silence that surrounds mental illness and suicide. We are certain there’s much more work to still be …

1N5 Attends UC Student Wellness Fair to Spread Awareness

Wednesday, right in the middle of #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek, 1N5 worked to spread awareness and overcome stigma associated with mental illness on the University of Cincinnati’s campus. Once again, 1N5 was invited to take part in the Annual UC Student Wellness Fair organized by UC’s Student Wellness Center in Steger. The event took place in Tangeman University Center (TUC) from 11:00am to …

Messages of Hope for Every Student at McAuley High

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a group of ten McAuley High School students from The Fearless Initiative, helped student, Mattie Flynn’s, dream of spreading messages of hope come alive. The dream was to distribute messages of love, encouragement and hope to each student at McAuley High and that is just what they did. This small group of students from The …

I’m Lindy and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Lindy, a freshman at The Ohio State University, who lives with anxiety and has experienced depressive episodes. She explains what it felt like to “always dread something that wasn’t there” and how her friends played a huge role in her seeking help. Lindy says, “Speaking out doesn’t mean that your weak. It means that you’re stronger than whatever is inside …

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

ALL YOU NEED IS 4 (or more) RUNNING BUDDIES to WIN BIG! We’re sure you’ve already started your WR FUNDRAISING TEAM, right? (If not, don’t worry – there’s still time!) Did you know your team can win prizes for having the MOST MEMBERS or raising the MOST FUNDS? The WR Team that has the MOST MEMBERS will WIN a $250 …

Bring Change to Mind Launches in Area Schools

We’re excited to announce that Bring Change to Mind will soon be launching in local schools. Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy. Actress & activist Glenn Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind in 2010 after her sister, Jessie Close, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, …