Big Ash Brewing Hosts Community Night with 1N5

1N5 is the Non-Profit Partner of the Month for October at Big Ash Brewing. On October 9th, the newly opened brewery in Anderson Township hosted 1N5 night, and patrons were able to come and learn about the organization’s mission and hear a presentation from Executive Director Nancy Eigel-Miller. The event lasted from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and approximately 75 …

1N5 Attends Student Service Leaders Exchange

1N5 attended the 22nd annual Student Service Leaders Exchange on September 24th. This service-learning workshop at University of Cincinnati welcomed over 200 high school student leaders who are eager to learn about opportunities to work with non-profit organizations. 1N5 delivered the Brain Health: Trends and Techniques presentation multiple times to participants eager to learn about mental health and 1N5’s mission. …

1N5 Partners with Lighthouse Youth & Family Services for QPR Event

On Tuesday, September 17th, 1N5 and Lighthouse Youth & Family Services partnered to host a Question, Persuade & Refer course to teach participants how to: Recognize warning signs and suicidal communications, Understand the link between depression/mental illness and suicide, Know the myths and facts about suicide, Have the personal confidence and courage to Question, offer hope, Persuade and Refer someone …

Learning What It Means to Celebrate Myself

When is the last time you looked at yourself and really felt proud of yourself or truly celebrated all of your progress? When you accomplish something, are you looking inward and clapping for yourself, or waiting on someone else to clap for you? I have written a post before on being your own best cheerleader, but I think I am beginning …

2018, Thank You!

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You 2018 has come to a close. 365 days came and went in a blink of an eye. This year, I finally learned to love myself. This year, I learned to let go easier, love harder and do what is best for me. This year, I said yes more to new experiences and no more …

What Self-Care Means to Me

by Maritza Marciano from RitzaWonderfulLife The trends lately have been #selfcaresaturday or #selfcaresunday but self care is really a lifestyle. Sure, there may be one or two days of the week where you really “treat yo self” but self care is more than pampering. Self care means giving you body what it needs! Taking my medications as prescribed, keeping my …

Finding Her Truth

Maritza Marciano, from RitzaWonderfulLife blog, shares her story with 1N5. 6 Sexual Traumas. 5 Antidepressants. 4 Therapists. 3 Suicide Attempts. 3 Diagnoses. 2 Involuntary Hospitalizations. 2 Psychiatrists. 1 Residential Inpatient Program. Too Many cuts on my body. Too Many Panic Attacks. Too Much Dissociation. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember.  I never really thought anything of the social anxiety, the wanting to die or the idea that everything would be easier if I …

The First Break…

My name is John Medl, and I live with mental illness. I am 36 years old, living in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2004, I graduated from The University of Dayton, where I earned a degree in psychology. I was first diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features in July of 2006. July 31, 2006 seemed like it would be a …