Cincinnati Florist Opens Up About Her Mental Health Journey

Katie, a Cincinnati wedding florist and owner of Katie’s Blooms, opens up about her journey with mental illness and shares her story by taking over our Insta today! My journey with anxiety began in high school. I missed A LOT of school. Countless doctors appointments and testing over the years landed me with general anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, and …

I Am a Recovering Perfectionist

While going for a run, I had this thought that I am a recovering perfectionist. I am recovering in this very moment, as I sit on the rocks by the beach and take my time rather than continuing my workout. I am recovering as I take in the view and allow myself to just be. But I haven’t always been …

1N5 Spreads Awareness at Back to Back Events on Saturday, May 11th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 1N5 was out and about spreading our message in the community with multiple events in the Greater Cincinnati area.  We began the day at the Forest Hills 5K where we had a booth along the track for participants to visit and learn about 1N5 and the work we do to educate our youth about mental wellness …

Castin Speaks His Mind for Mental Health Month

It’s #WarriorWednesday and Castin, a local high school senior, is here to share his powerful story as part of our #speakyourmind series for #mentalhealthmonth. (**Trigger Warning**) I did anything to convince my peers/myself that I was just like everyone else.  My classmates saw right through me, though.  Whenever someone called me “faggot/gay” in any context whether trying to get on …

1N5 Attends Community Education Day Sponsored by Lindner Center of Hope

On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at a Community Education Day sponsored by the Lindner Center of Hope, we had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Hines speak about his struggle with mental health which included his story of surviving a suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.  Kevin’s gift of humor infused his difficult story and captivated the 440 …

Emily Shares Her Mental Health Story As Part of Our #SpeakYourMind Series

My first signs of depression began when I was 12 years old.  I was bullied for years and became progressively more and more depressed.  I felt worthless and craved attention.  I put myself in vulnerable and dangerous positions and began distancing myself from those who actually loved me.  I could not find a way to escape the pain I was …

A Survivor’s #iAM1N5 Journey…

It’s #WarriorWednesday and also the first day of  Mental Health Month and today we are showing our love for everyone out there surviving and thriving by sharing the journey of one of our brave warriors who survived severe emotional, psychological, and financial abuse from her partner. But with the help of the Lindner Center of Hope, she survived. She’s strong. And she’s …

Shirts That Stop Stigma – Limited Time Only – More Styles Added!

**Due to an overwhelming response, we have added additional designs and styles to choose from so that we can create even MORE awareness during and beyond #MentalHealthMonth. For a LIMITED TIME only, 1N5 is offering a new way to support evidence-based mental health programming in local, Greater Cincinnati schools, through the purchase of apparel with five powerful, stigma-reducing messages in …

1N5 Offers Mental Health Presentation to East Side Democrats

Following two recent suicides that happened at Turpin High School, East Side Democrats reached out to 1N5 and requested a presentation on mental health for their organization. East Side Democrats is comprised of a group of progressive individuals from the Eastside of Cincinnati that meet monthly to discuss current political topics.   On April 23, 2019, Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, …