Woodland Middle School Receives Mindfulness & Second Step Training

On Tuesday August 20, 2019, 1N5 staff delivered a mindfulness training to the teachers and administrators at Woodland Middle School. There were approximately 30 teachers in attendance in addition to the parent leading the wellness initiative. Teachers will be utilizing the skills learned to lead five minutes of mindfulness in their classrooms during first and fifth bell (immediately after lunch). …

1N5’s Blog Contributor Hosts Waltham’s First Annual Mental Health Awareness Event

Wondering why there was no #mondaymotivation post from Ivy this week? She’s been very busy developing, hosting, and coordinating the First Annual Mental Health Awareness Event in Waltham, Massachusetts, on May 25. We are so proud of her efforts to stop the stigma in her community and spread awareness and inspiration that we wanted to share some details regarding her …

St. Xavier BC2M Club Hosts Mental Health Myth-Busting Event

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the St. Xavier BC2M Club hosted a trivia event. The event was open to the entire school. Initially, the event coordinators anticipated around 20 students to register for the quiz, but were instead met with a huge interest, and finally decided to cut registration off at 40 students. They grouped students into teams of four. …

Mercy Montessori Center Practices Mindfulness

On Monday, May 20, 2019, our staff offered a day of mindfulness to the students of  Mercy Montessori Center. The intention of the event was to teach self-care principles as a life-long tools to combat stress and anxiety. There were four stations which the students rotated through to learn and enjoy various techniques including mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, concentration games, …

Walnut Hills High School Students Learn Stress-Reduction & Mindfulness Tools

Friday, April 12, 2019 1N5’s Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, facilitated an interactive presentation on mental health to nearly 90 Walnut Hills High School 8th grade honors students. The discussion began with information about mental health and mental illness and then progressed into different ways to seek proper care for one’s mental health and wellness.   Students were able to experience …

Therapy Goats Bring Joy to Grieving Turpin Students

After the recent tragic loss of two students within one week at Turpin High School, 1N5 wanted to provide opportunities for staff and students to find joy this week. On Monday, 1N5 hosted a morning of de-stressing and mindful activities for staff to start the week off on a positive note and cope with recent stressors. Community members provided food …