1N5 Presents at the Ohio Prevention Conference at OSU

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1N5’s Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, along with Meriden McGraw, travelled to The Ohio State University in Columbus on to present at the Ohio Prevention Conference.  They provided an overview focusing on three of 1N5’s specific prevention efforts: education, story-telling and community convening. The presentation included descriptions of best practice and 1N5’s success stories.  The 25 …

Children’s Mental Health Advocate, Julia Paxton, Takes Over Our Insta

We were so excited to have Julia Paxton, who’s been featured on the Today Show, take over our insta stories this week. See a small piece of her story below. I am a social work student at Ohio State University and a patient advocate with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I have struggled with mental illness from a very young age, and …

Rejecting Helplessness, Choosing You

Two words: impending doom. If you’re a student (or have ever been a student), you can probably relate to the fact that “impending doom” is the best way to characterize this time of the year. We are dangerously close to final exams. It’s that frustrating time when you start to feel the pressure of studying for exams but are also …

Loving Your Vessel

***Disclaimer: This week’s Self-Care Sunday post deals with societal pressures to have a perfect body and discusses topics such as diet culture and restriction. This post is not about eating disorders but could be potentially triggering for those who have experienced eating disorders or something similar. Please take care of yourself if this is a sensitive topic for you! The …

The Power of Intentionality

Happy April, 1N5 family! We are leaving January, February, and March behind, which means that the first quarter of 2019 is officially over. At least in Columbus, we’re finally having some less frigid and snowy days. The sun is starting to shine a little brighter and the air is starting to feel a little warmer. I wouldn’t say that spring …

Spring Clean Your Mind

So I slipped into another YouTube wormhole this weekend. After last week’s reflection on saying “no” and drawing personal boundaries, I decided to have a full weekend dedicated to spending quality time with myself. After my spring break trip, I knew I needed to turn down every single invitation and take a few days to just do whatever felt good …

One Word = A Complete Sentence

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on how I show up in the world. I know that sounds pretty vague but stick with me. I think there is this continuum of how we can show up and it ranges from active to passive, deliberate to accidental. This isn’t something inherent to each person. I think people can shift …

Liberate Your Heart

I genuinely have never felt more inspired to write about a topic than I do right now. I just finished deep cleaning my space, turning all my fairy lights on, opening the curtain to my floor-to-ceiling window and letting the natural light pour in. I have eucalyptus mint essential oil behind my ears and a tall glass of green tea …