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

Danielle, a Xavier University student, is here to share her story of living with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. We are so thankful that she and so many others are coming forward to share their powerful stories and help us stop the stigma surrounding mental health for all!

On Recovery and Exercise: Proceed with Caution

*** Disclaimer: This week’s Self-Care Sunday post covers the topic of exercise. While the objective of this post is to promote a healthy and mindful relationship with exercise, this post may be triggering to those who have disordered exercise habits. *** While exercise is one of my favorite methods of self-care, I am extremely hesitant in recommending it to others. …

Nicci Shares Her Powerful Story for our #SpeakYourMindSeries

It all started back in 2004 when my brother passed away from epilepsy. I was the only person home at the time and was unsure of how to handle the situation. He had seizures all his life and usually came to within a reasonable amount of time. This was different though, and as an eight-year old, I didn’t know what …

Emily Shares Her Mental Health Journey by Taking Over Insta

Emily Favorito is taking over our Gram today to share her mental health story and how far she’s come! Emily is currently a 2nd-year student at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications. She is currently working at 281-CARE crisis hotline for the Talbert and this summer she will be interning at 1N5 as our Content …

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

Meet Kelly, a student at Mount St. Joseph University, who lives with anorexia, depression, anxiety, and has experienced self harm in the past.  Kelly was first hospitalized when she was just 17 years old. And we are so proud of her for seeking help even when those around her doubted the need, she knew something wasn’t right and insisted on getting herself …

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

Meet Emma Benz, a nursing student at Xavier University, who lives with generalized anxiety disorder and depression and has experienced an eating disorder. Emma talks about how struggling with anorexia made her miss out on joining her field hockey team in the state tournament and how DBT therapy finally helped her sustain her recovery. Emma wants to be the psychiatric nurse that …

How Emma’s Smashing Stigma By Sharing Her Story

As a varsity field hockey player in high school, I wanted to be the best. I wanted to work harder, run faster, and be a more skillful athlete than anyone else on the field. I started eating “clean” and running outside of practice time. I became increasingly obsessed with my reflection in the mirror and the calories on my plate. …