1N5 Educates Seton Students on Mental Illness

Thursday, December 13, 2018 1N5 presented to over 500 students at Seton High School. The 90 minute presentation focused on educating students on the facts about mental illness and also highlighted the stories of various individuals who are on the journey toward recovery from their mental illnesses. Students also learned about the importance of self-care, specifically taking time to slow …

More Than Marshmallows

The girl in her pajamas asleep at the table, using her laptop as a keyboard. The boy alternating between yawning and gulping down his black coffee. Laser focus. Desperation. The distinct mix of sounds—the nonstop churn of the printer, the frantic scribbles of a pencil on paper, the clack of a sentence typed then instantly deleted. It must be finals …

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

It’s #WarriorWednesday! Meet Patrick, former UC quarterback, who lives with severe anxiety, mild depression, and perfectionism. As a successful athlete at an early age, Patrick experienced perfectionism at it’s highest which led to crippling anxiety, and also, sadly he experienced bullying even from his own teammates. Now, as an adult he’s driven to be successful following his passions of owning his …

Show Up For Yourself

How often do you show up for other people? Is it the same amount that you show up for yourself? How often are you complimenting others? Is it the same amount that you are complimenting yourself? How often do you show compassion to others? Is it the same amount of love and compassion you show to yourself? If your answer …

Hannah Slays Stigma with Her Insta Takeover

My name is Hannah Blum. I am a mental health advocate, writer and content creator. In 2010, after ignoring my internal pain for years, I was placed in a mental hospital and diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, a disease I knew nothing about. I went from Prom Queen to a mental patient in the blink of an eye. When I …

A New Approach to An Old Dream

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Being an athlete defined me. I ran track from the age of 8 to 22. The first question when I saw old friends was often centered around track. Until this day, people still greet me as the “track star”. You could imagine that when I decided to hang up my spikes, not pursue a …

Keeping Your Journey Yours

by Maritza from Ritzawonderfullife Comparison : The Thief of Gratitude Everyone experiences their journey differently. Everyone takes different steps at different times and each one of us have different obstacles to overcome or work with. Not only that, each one of us has different loves and passions and that will change what we appreciate most in life and what our …

I’m Tyler and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Tyler, who is overcoming alcoholism one day at a time and has been sober for FIVE YEARS now! Tyler’s story is so relatable and honest. He remembers the period of denial and comparison to others: “No. I’m just like everyone else. I go out. I have fun. I get hammered. I move on. Except…I couldn’t. Because I can see …

Within Every ‘No’, There’s a ‘Yes’

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You So often we begin to chase after a goal that we have, and all we hear from everyone is no. “No you can’t do that, no you shouldn’t do that, no that isn’t possible, no we can’t help you, no, no, no, no”. Hearing no from people when we present our ideas is discouraging, …