Caitlin Takes Over Our Insta as She Celebrates Over One Year Sober

Hey all! My name is Caitlin, and I am a grateful, recovering alcoholic. My one year sobriety date was June 25, 2019. Along with the addiction I have been battling, I have also dealt with mental health disorders as long as I can remember, going back into my teen years. Severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, as well as …

Emily Shares Her Mental Health Journey by Taking Over Insta

Emily Favorito is taking over our Gram today to share her mental health story and how far she’s come! Emily is currently a 2nd-year student at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications. She is currently working at 281-CARE crisis hotline for the Talbert and this summer she will be interning at 1N5 as our Content …

Never Forget the Power of Your Voice

My entire life, I didn’t think I had a voice. I didn’t think I could speak my truth, and I didn’t think I could ever speak up about the things I didn’t agree with. I fell victim to the stigma around mental illness. Sometimes I get so perplexed as to why the stigma around mental illness even exists. Our brain …

I’m Emma and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Emma Benz, a nursing student at Xavier University, who lives with generalized anxiety disorder and depression and has experienced an eating disorder. Emma talks about how struggling with anorexia made her miss out on joining her field hockey team in the state tournament and how DBT therapy finally helped her sustain her recovery. Emma wants to be the psychiatric nurse that …

Local Mom Celebrates Four Years Sober and Takes Over Our Insta

My name is Sarah. I am a mom to the raddest tiny human on planet earth, an artist, and a female who has survived and continues to conquer my battle with mental illness every day. My mental illness reared its ugly head in grade school, that’s when I first began being bullied. It continued in high school, however, I was …

Self-Love is Patient And Kind

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Self-love is patient. Self-love is kind. Self-love takes time. Self-love is difficult but self-love is undeniably beautiful. What does self-love mean to you? Really think about that question. Too often we don’t think about loving ourselves, we think about the love we give to others and we forget there should be a whole lot …

I’m J.B. and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet J.B. Whitehouse, who turned a life of addiction to mask severe depression and anxiety into a career of helping others overcome the same obstacles he once faced. Thanks, J.B. for being brave enough to get help, to share your story and to now help others! ‘Before I got sober, I thought I was terminally unique, that no one had ever …

Inspiration is Right Around the Corner

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Do you ever feel frustrated with yourself for feeling uninspired? Feeling uninspired can be frustrating, especially when we have a deadline or want to get something done, and we just absolutely are not mentally there. To be honest, these days I have been feeling a bit uninspired. I feel like I am in a …