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 …

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 …

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

Meet Kate, a Turpin High School student, who lives with emetophobia (the fear of vomiting) and depression. She explains how no matter what she’s doing the fear is in the back of her mind and she’s consumed with thinking of ways to prevent it. Kate found finally receiving a diagnosis relieving because it validated her feelings. Now she’s finding help through exposure …

Cracks of Light Amidst the Darkness

Brianna is sharing her story with us before taking over our IG this Friday! We think she’s so brave and fearless for speaking up and helping others feel less alone! “I grew up in a broken home, always feeling alone, unworthy, and never understanding ‘why me?’ As things at home got worse, there was always this dark cloud of not …

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 …

Bengals’ #WichitaKid Transforms His Life, Takes Over Our IG

Bengal’s CB, Davontae Harris, is taking over our Gram Story today for #freeyourmindfriday to talk about how he climbed out of a deep depression and self-hate triggered by his environmental setting and home life as a child. Today he’s sharing his story, how far he’s come and where he plans to go next! “My journey began in Wichita, Kansas in …