1N5 Meets with Sycamore School District to Talk Mental Health

On Tuesday, November 12th, 1N5’s Executive Director Nancy Eigel-Miller met with various representative from the Sycamore School District about mental health needs, services and supports for the students. This planning meeting’s purpose was to look at the climate survey data conducted last year to identify concern areas and areas for opportunities. Ongoing meetings will be conducted with this group to …

1N5 Talks Mental Health with Walnut Hills Parents

On Wednesday, November 13th, 1N5 worked with Walnut Hills’ parent association to bring Dr. Michael Sorter, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to Walnut Hills to speak to the parents about changes and challenges that go along with teenagers and all the developmental ups and downs that go along with that. Approximately 50 …

1N5 Talks Mental Health in Schools with Brain Health Network

On Monday, November 4th, 1N5 joined partner schools in the Brain Health Network (BHN) to discuss how the schools can address the mental health issues plaguing their students and teachers. BHN is a group of administrator level representatives of suburban Cincinnati schools. Nancy Eigel-Miller provided an update to the group on the status of current legislation proposed in Ohio mandating …

1N5 Attends Living Healthier in 2020 Youth Track at NKU

On Saturday, November 2nd, 1N5 attended the Living Healthier in 2020 Youth Track sponsored by Northern Kentucky University and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The event focused on stress and anxiety and how to manage both. The sessions, aimed at parents, educators, and individuals who work with youth, discussed how unresolved, chronic stress erodes mental and physical health in children, youth, and …

Brittany Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Brittany Wells, a Xavier University student who is living with ADHD, anxiety, OCPD, generalized anxiety disorder, and “being a general goof ball.” Brittany recalls being singled out because of her learning differences, which eventually led to her being prescribed adderall in high school. She talks about feeling herself entering a dark place and having suicidal thoughts. She reached out …

1N5 Leads QPR Training at Our Lady of Visitation

On Friday, November 1st, 1N5’s Executive Director Nancy Eigel-Miller lead a QPR training for the entire staff of the Our Lady of Visitation school. Approximately 60 people attended. QPR training, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, teaches ways to prevent suicide and recognize warning signs in others. The staff engaged in the training and learned how to have a …

1N5 Partners with Indian Hill High School to Discuss Mental Health

On Wednesday, October 23rd, 1N5 co-presented with a group of senior students from Indian Hill High School on mental health and suicide to the entire Indian Hill High School student body. Students shared anonymous quotes from their peers about their own struggles with mental illness. The overall messages of the presentation were mental illness impacts a lot of us and …

1N5 Speaks at Campbell County Drug Free Alliance Youth Summit

On Tuesday, October 22, 1N5 delivered the keynote talk for the Campbell County Drug Free Alliance Youth Summit. The Summit had over 200 students in attendance for the day’s events at Northern Kentucky University. The presentation discussed mental health facts including the increased risk for youth with untreated mental illness to experience substance abuse. The end of the presentation provided …

1N5 Attends Student Service Leaders Exchange

1N5 attended the 22nd annual Student Service Leaders Exchange on September 24th. This service-learning workshop at University of Cincinnati welcomed over 200 high school student leaders who are eager to learn about opportunities to work with non-profit organizations. 1N5 delivered the Brain Health: Trends and Techniques presentation multiple times to participants eager to learn about mental health and 1N5’s mission. …

Teen Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Our Insta

It’s #freeyourmindfriday and Whitney from @whitneyfischmsw is taking over our insta from L.A. to share all things mental health! Check out her story below! It all started when I was 19 years old. I came to a crossroads in my life where I needed to choose whether or not to continue to hustle in the modeling industry or to leave …