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 …

The Why Behind the Work Out

I’ve always loved being active. Whether that meant running track in grade school to dancing in my high school’s musicals, moving my body has been a part of my life since I was really young. Once I ventured into the realm of young adulthood, the traditional gym setting started to fit my lifestyle more. Being a student at Ohio State …

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. …

More Than Just a Number on a Scale

by Ivy from BeautifullySimplyYou “Get on the scale.” “Let’s see what you are weighing in at today.” “We’ve got to get you down to 130.” This is what I heard every day at track practice in the weight room. I was constantly weighing in. At first it was fun for me, as a freshman I was put on a diet …