Rejecting Helplessness, Choosing You

Two words: impending doom. If you’re a student (or have ever been a student), you can probably relate to the fact that “impending doom” is the best way to characterize this time of the year. We are dangerously close to final exams. It’s that frustrating time when you start to feel the pressure of studying for exams but are also …

You Have Grown, And Just Like a Flower, You Will Bloom

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about growth. We all grow in so many ways, that we often don’t even acknowledge. You are doing things today, you once thought were impossible, no matter how big or how small. Maybe you always dreamed of getting your college degree, but the journey to accomplishing that …

My Whole World Was Anxiety…

I am a senior at Anderson High School. Throughout my life I’ve had many mental challenges. When I was little my dad passed away and since then I have dealt with extreme anxiety and compulsions. I would be scared all the time of dying or of other people dying and have tendencies to do small rituals thinking that would save …

MJHS Sources of Strength Focuses on Gratitude Before Thanksgiving

Mariemont Junior High School Sources of Strength campaign has been focused on gratitude.The Sources of Strength peer leaders created a gratitude journal for every student. The students designed Thanksgiving themed gratitude posters and take-away quotes for each student in hopes of spreading strength, encouragement, and hope to each and every student for ten days leading up to the holiday break. …

Patrick Coyne from Black Sheep Performance Takes Over for #FREEYOURMINDFRIDAY

Our friend, Patrick Coyne, shared some of (video coming soon) his story with our warriors before taking over our IG story BRIGHT & EARLY Friday morning to show how he’s doing big things in his life despite struggles with depression, anger and anxiety from traumas in life. 💚 “I struggle with not knowing how to deal with my feelings, much of which …

1N5 + OCD Cakes Cookies for a Cause

This cookie has a cause! In honor of WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, Mental Illness Awareness Week and OCD Awareness Week, OCD Cakes has teamed up with 1N5, a local mental health nonprofit, to create this symbolic cookie for all of our mental health warriors and survivors out there! A percentage of proceeds from this cookie, will go to the organization, …

I’m Lauryn and this is my 1N5 journey…

(*Trigger Warning*) Meet Lauryn Powers, a brave Wright State University student, sharing her story about living with bipolar II disorder, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. She shares how her dealing with her mother’s mental illness and the loss of her grandfather impacted her life and led to her seeking professional help for her mental health at the Lindner Center of Hope.

Messages of Hope for Every Student at McAuley High

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a group of ten McAuley High School students from The Fearless Initiative, helped student, Mattie Flynn’s, dream of spreading messages of hope come alive. The dream was to distribute messages of love, encouragement and hope to each student at McAuley High and that is just what they did. This small group of students from The …

LOCAL BAND WORKS TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

A local pop band, from Cincinnati, is using their music to spread hope and awareness for those with mental illness. Telehope, a local band of four Cincinnati natives, (Mark Brad, Adolph Goetz, Ben Malson, Nate Trammel) use their brand of dance-driven pop music to provide a touchstone of love and understanding to sufferers of mental illness. And people are listening. …