You Aren’t a Failure If You Have to Go Back To Therapy

Therapy, just like recovery, doesn’t happen on a linear path. You can start therapy and feel like it won’t help you and then come back again 2 weeks later and watch your life change. You can start therapy and need to go every week, and then decide you want to stop. And you can even stop and start back up …

1N5’s Blog Contributor Hosts Waltham’s First Annual Mental Health Awareness Event

Wondering why there was no #mondaymotivation post from Ivy this week? She’s been very busy developing, hosting, and coordinating the First Annual Mental Health Awareness Event in Waltham, Massachusetts, on May 25. We are so proud of her efforts to stop the stigma in her community and spread awareness and inspiration that we wanted to share some details regarding her …

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, …