Your Story Matters

by Ivy Watts from BeautifullySimplyYou  No matter what your story is, know that your story matters. I think it is easy to feel like our story is insignificant because we learn that someone has gone through something worse, and so ours becomes unworthy to tell. I know I sometimes struggle with that, especially when I read the stories of others and …

The Rundown on the Warrior Run 2018

October 6, 2018 It was an unseasonably hot Saturday night yet that didn’t stop thousands of mental health warriors from showing up and taking steps to stop the stigma and help fund our mission to provide local schools with mental health and suicide prevention programming. This year, more than 3,400 warriors participated in the either the 5K or 1-Mile Walk. …

Boring, Yet Necessary, Self-Care

by Maritza Marciano from Ritzawonderfullife This week my article is inspired by @makedaisychains #Boringselfcare When face masks, pedicures, manicures and spa days are too costly and too timely, there are simple ways to self care! Sometimes self care can become this idea of ultimate pampering and relaxation but in reality we can self care every day multiple times a day! …

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, …

The Power of Listening

by Ivy Watts from Beautifully Simply You Listening, something so easy to do but yet something that we often have difficulty doing. We are distracted by our phones, by our own problems, or by other people in the room, that we often are not truly listening, not giving our friends and loved ones our full attention when they come to …

Insta Perfect: The Truth Behind the Photo

Sue Ann from Heart of Plastic shares her story behind living an insta-perfect life as a social media influencer. My name is Sue Anne; I am a social media influencer. This is me in a totally unplanned photo after a run: sweaty, makeup-less, clothes not matching… It’s unusual because part of my job is to create picture-perfect images that I’ve …

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.

New Mental Health Bill for Ohio

According to the CDC, suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages 10-24. A new report by the Heath Policy Institute of Ohio, showed that the number of yearly suicide deaths by Ohio children ages 8 to 17 has doubled over the last 10 years. Mental health education for youth, kindergarten to college, is …