Wide Wonder Takes Over Our Insta While Traveling to Stop Stigma

The duo of parents called, Wide Wonder, are traveling across the country via bus to stop the stigma and eliminate labels placed around mental health, while simultaneously focusing on strengthening their family unit. One bus, two parents, two tweens, a dog and a year of service in search of Wide Wonder. As accomplished thought leaders, authors and activists in addiction, …

You Aren’t a Failure If You Have to Go Back To Therapy

Therapy, just like recovery, doesn’t happen on a linear path. You can start therapy and feel like it won’t help you and then come back again 2 weeks later and watch your life change. You can start therapy and need to go every week, and then decide you want to stop. And you can even stop and start back up …

Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge Winner Debuts Program at Turpin H.S.

One of the winning 2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge teams shared their presentation “All Ears” with some of Turpin High School’s seniors on Thursday, May 24. The project covered many key aspects of how to become an empathetic listener. The presenters provided information on non-verbal listening techniques like positive body language and patient listening.  They also recommended verbal techniques …

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 …

2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge Projects Breathe Hope and Awareness into Cincinnati

Monday, May 13, was also a busy day with the implementation of two of our 2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge projects came to life in Cincinnati.  Team Loud shared their presentation addressing the differences between Stress versus Anxiety and Sadness versus Depression with over 250 seventh and eighth grade students at Mariemont Junior High School.   The presentation included …

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 …

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 …

Life Is Most Beautiful When It’s Imperfect

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You When you are busy it can be hard to stop and enjoy the present moment. Quite honestly, this week has been incredibly busy, so much so that I haven’t had the time I usually dedicate to a project I love to do – writing a blog post every week for all of you. It …