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 …

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 …

The Journey is Difficult, The Destination is Beautiful

Have you ever taken a road trip and you don’t think you have to go to the bathroom until you have driven right past the sign that says that the next rest stop is another 20 miles away and you have to muster up your energy to hold it in for the next 20 miles? Or have you ever missed …

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 …