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

Meet Tim who says: “You’re not alone. Your story matters. Your pain matters. The things you’re going through are strengthening you more than you can ever imagine.” Tim lives with persistent depression, with episodes of major depression, as well as generalized anxiety disorder. In his video, Tim talks about how the deception of depression led him to really dark places …

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 …

Dr. Finch Discusses Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder on #FreeYourMindFriday

With a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Dr. Hayden Finch is passionate about understanding and treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses.  In addition to developing outpatient and residential treatment programs for severe mental illness in graduate school, she was involved in mental health policy and legislation advocacy.  During her clinical internship, …

Shana from Perfectlyflawed_blog Takes Over Our IG and Shares Her Story

**Trigger Warning** I started to encounter some difficulties with my mental health starting in high school. As most of us know, high school is a tough time for a lot of adolescents and I felt it was a particularly tough transition for me. I became increasingly anxious and  my emotions had extreme power over me. I became impulsive. I felt …

Walnut Hills High School Basketball Team Practices Mindfulness to Make Perfect

Have you ever heard the term “practice makes perfect”? Well, just maybe whoever slated that catch phrase was referring to mindfulness? NBA Coach Phil Jackson seems to think so and that’s exactly what 1N5 discussed with the Walnut Hills High School Freshman Basketball Team this week. 1N5 staff discussed the power and the benefits of mindfulness on both personal health …

When Insta-Care Isn’t Enough

Are you ever really hard on yourself for being really hard on yourself? Do you ever feel yourself fall into a rut and then fall further into the rut because you’re sad about the rut? Have you ever had a bad day when you really wanted a good day, so you try to declare it’s going to be a great …

1N5 Serves On Mental Health Panel at Sycamore Schools

On Thursday, January 17 Nancy Eigel-Miller was invited to Sycamore Schools to participate in a student-organized mental health panel. Seven students were part of the panel and they answered questions detailing their mental health journey. Student panel members shared their experiences by answering a series of pre-decided questions such as: What mental illness do you live with? Who was the first …

Xavier Athletics Press Release: 1N5 Benefit Game

On January 14, 2019, Xavier Athletics Marketing published a press release promoting the upcoming basketball game against #15 Marquette which will benefit 1N5. CINCINNATI – Xavier Athletics and Xavier women’s basketball have partnered with 1N5 to stop the stigma and start the conversation by increasing awareness and education about mental health. The Xavier women’s basketball game vs. Marquette on Friday, Jan. …

My Imperfection is My Favorite Part About Me

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Today I turn 26! 25 was a really great year for me, and at 25 I realized that most of my entire life I was searching for perfection, but that my search for perfection kept me from recognizing that I needed help and kept me from telling my story. The chase for perfection began …