A New Approach to An Old Dream

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Being an athlete defined me. I ran track from the age of 8 to 22. The first question when I saw old friends was often centered around track. Until this day, people still greet me as the “track star”. You could imagine that when I decided to hang up my spikes, not pursue a …

I’m Tyler and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Tyler, who is overcoming alcoholism one day at a time and has been sober for FIVE YEARS now! Tyler’s story is so relatable and honest. He remembers the period of denial and comparison to others: “No. I’m just like everyone else. I go out. I have fun. I get hammered. I move on. Except…I couldn’t. Because I can see …

Within Every ‘No’, There’s a ‘Yes’

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You So often we begin to chase after a goal that we have, and all we hear from everyone is no. “No you can’t do that, no you shouldn’t do that, no that isn’t possible, no we can’t help you, no, no, no, no”. Hearing no from people when we present our ideas is discouraging, …

10 Things I’ve Learned While Dealing With Depression

1. Let yourself have a bad day Or days, or weeks or months.  Let yourself cry, or yell, or be angry.  In the years I’ve struggled with Depression I tried to grin and bear it at the beginning, but I’ve found that just letting myself have those bad times makes it easier for me to recuperate.  When I’m less focused on …

Lauren’s 1N5 Journey

My name is Lauren, I am a junior at the University of Cincinnati and I live with depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and have experienced suicide ideations in the past. Growing up, people would probably have described me as a happy, positive, motivated and a social girl. But in my sophomore year of college, things started to spiral out of …

More Than Just a Number on a Scale

by Ivy from BeautifullySimplyYou “Get on the scale.” “Let’s see what you are weighing in at today.” “We’ve got to get you down to 130.” This is what I heard every day at track practice in the weight room. I was constantly weighing in. At first it was fun for me, as a freshman I was put on a diet …

Hydrating for Mental Health

by Maritza from Ritzawonderfullife This week after suffering from intense migraines, I ended up in the Emergency Room due to severe dehydration. As a result, my mental health has been struggling as well this week. Mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, already cause symptoms such as fatigue, foggy brain (not being able to concentrate or focus), affected mood, and …

1N5 Presents to Mariemont Kiwanis Club

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 1N5 presented to the Kiwanis Club of Mariemont to educate the members on the signs and symptoms of mental illness, tips to achieve optimal mental health and action steps to take if a mental health crisis is suspected. The Kiwanis Club of Mariemont has a long history of making a difference in the Mariemont community. Through …

So Much More Than My Diagnosis

Carrie from carrie.happyhealthyblog shares her story. I was born very sensitive and empathetic, full of emotions. So at 5, I began to develop feelings of low self-worth and self-esteem as my parents began their long and brutal divorce. The divorce between my parents led me to grow up living two different lives as I visited each household which ran polar …