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 …

1N5 Attends Anderson Township Mental Wellness Planning Meeting

On Thursday, August 29, 1N5 attended the Anderson Township Mental Wellness Planning meeting to review upcoming mental health initiatives and activities of various Anderson Township groups including the Forest Hills School District, Mercy Hospital, Anderson Township Park District, the Forest Hills Foundation for Education, the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Lindner Center of Hope, as well as others. …

Kentucky Funds Sources of Strength – Suicide Prevention Program in Schools

Did you know that the State of Kentucky will fund the Sources of Strength evidence-based suicide prevention and mental health program in KY schools? 1N5 works with schools in NKY to implement this program in a way that works with the specific needs of the school. If you’re interested in implementing Sources of Strength in your Northern Kentucky school, please email nancy_miller@1N5.org …

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

Jadyn shares her story on living with depression and bipolar disorder and how her diagnosis isn’t defining her.  Jadyn says, although it was hard admitting she needed help, talking to her therapist really started to change her path and make a difference. She wants everyone to know that it’s okay to get help, you can have feelings and it’s okay …

St. Xavier BC2M Club Hosts Mental Health Myth-Busting Event

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the St. Xavier BC2M Club hosted a trivia event. The event was open to the entire school. Initially, the event coordinators anticipated around 20 students to register for the quiz, but were instead met with a huge interest, and finally decided to cut registration off at 40 students. They grouped students into teams of four. …

Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge Winner Debuts Program at Turpin H.S.

One of the winning 2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge teams shared their presentation “All Ears” with some of Turpin High School’s seniors on Thursday, May 24. The project covered many key aspects of how to become an empathetic listener. The presenters provided information on non-verbal listening techniques like positive body language and patient listening.  They also recommended verbal techniques …

2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge Projects Breathe Hope and Awareness into Cincinnati

Monday, May 13, was also a busy day with the implementation of two of our 2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge projects came to life in Cincinnati.  Team Loud shared their presentation addressing the differences between Stress versus Anxiety and Sadness versus Depression with over 250 seventh and eighth grade students at Mariemont Junior High School.   The presentation included …

Emily Shares Her Mental Health Story As Part of Our #SpeakYourMind Series

My first signs of depression began when I was 12 years old.  I was bullied for years and became progressively more and more depressed.  I felt worthless and craved attention.  I put myself in vulnerable and dangerous positions and began distancing myself from those who actually loved me.  I could not find a way to escape the pain I was …

Walnut Hills High School Students Learn Stress-Reduction & Mindfulness Tools

Friday, April 12, 2019 1N5’s Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, facilitated an interactive presentation on mental health to nearly 90 Walnut Hills High School 8th grade honors students. The discussion began with information about mental health and mental illness and then progressed into different ways to seek proper care for one’s mental health and wellness.   Students were able to experience …