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

Meet, Erin Gardner, an Ohio University student, who lives with anxiety, depression, and has experienced self-harm and suicidal ideation.  Erin explains how diagnosed anxiety can feel indescribable, like you’ve done nothing and everything wrong all at the same time. We think Erin is so brave because she faced her fears of being honest with her doctor in front of her mom for …

When Stress Creeps In

When this post goes live, it will be my first day back on campus at The Ohio State University. I’m writing this sitting on my couch at home in my pajamas, but am already feeling the stress creeping back in. I’ve tried to resist it and enjoy my last few days of blissful freedom from responsibility… it hasn’t worked too …

Lauren’s 1N5 Journey

My name is Lauren, I am a junior at the University of Cincinnati and I live with depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and have experienced suicide ideations in the past. Growing up, people would probably have described me as a happy, positive, motivated and a social girl. But in my sophomore year of college, things started to spiral out of …