1N5 Looks Back on 2019 for #WarriorWednesday

This Warrior Wednesday, 1N5 shared a wrap-up of this year’s storytellers and their journeys with mental illness. Since 1N5 began featuring Warrior Wednesday journeys, 62 Warriors have shared their stories and reached 325,071 people. In 2019 alone, 19 individuals have shared their #iAM1N5 journeys, reaching 95,393 people. 1N5 is so proud of all the Warriors out there living with mental illness …

1N5 Shared 19 #iAM1N5 Journeys and 16 #warriorwednesday Stories This Year

Since the beginning of 2019, 1N5 has shared 35 people’s journeys with mental health and mental illness through #iAM1N5 videos and #warriorwednesday written posts. These stories reached a total of 140,827 people on Facebook and Instagram combined. 1N5 wants to continue to stop the stigma and start the conversation about mental health and mental illness in 2020. If you want …

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 …

Brooke Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Brooke Pitman. She’s sharing her story of living with social anxiety and depressive disorders. She first started experiencing symptoms in middle school, and she began withdrawing from social activities and anything that put her in the spotlight. She quit cheerleading in eighth grade, and she stopped interacting in classes. Her peers and educators became concerned and recommended her to …

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

Meet Chase, a 20-year-old student at Cincinnati Christian University, who is living with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and an eating disorder. She also has experienced depression and suicidal ideation in the past. Chase talks about how her anxiety began in her early school years with bullying and negative comments from her classmates. It gradually progressed until she experienced suicidal thoughts shortly …

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 …

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

Danielle, a Xavier University student, is here to share her story of living with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. We are so thankful that she and so many others are coming forward to share their powerful stories and help us stop the stigma surrounding mental health for all!

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

Meet, Erin Gardner, an Ohio University student, who lives with anxiety, depression, and has experienced self-harm and suicidal ideation.  Erin explains how diagnosed anxiety can feel indescribable, like you’ve done nothing and everything wrong all at the same time. We think Erin is so brave because she faced her fears of being honest with her doctor in front of her mom for …

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 …

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 …