@joannashimwell Takes Over Insta Stories to Talk All Things Mental Health

Happy #freeyourmindfriday, Warriors! Joanna, the warrior behind @joannashimwell, took over our Insta stories from Derbyshire, UK to talk all things mental health. Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she had to say! I think back to how I got to where I am today and it’s a mixture of sharp, vivid recollections of …

One Bite at a Time

By Kayla Wood Recovery is a long process, often a lifelong process for those that live with mental illness. And it doesn’t always look linear. Sometimes we fall back into old habits that we know are not good for us. Sometimes we take huge steps forward and learn from our mistakes. Either way, we are growing. My own recovery often …

Carissa Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Carissa Parker, a senior at the Summit Country Day School who is sharing her journey of living with panic disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and experiencing self-harm and suicidal thoughts and tendencies. She recalls her panic attacks becoming an almost-daily occurrence in 7th grade, and she says it got to the point it was interfering with her …

Brooke Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Brooke Pitman. She’s sharing her story of living with social anxiety and depressive disorders. She first started experiencing symptoms in middle school, and she began withdrawing from social activities and anything that put her in the spotlight. She quit cheerleading in eighth grade, and she stopped interacting in classes. Her peers and educators became concerned and recommended her to …

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

Meet Jacqui, a Cincinnati State student studying Paramedic Science, who’s living with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder with a history of suicidal thoughts and self-harm. She remembers the feeling of sadness when she was in Junior High without a “real reason” to justify the sadness. Jacqui wants to send the message that mental illness isn’t something you can just …

Local Professor Shares Her Mental Health Story

Meet Ashley Sieb: Digital Marketer, Writer, Public Speaker, Triathlete and Mom.   Ashley Sieb has spent the past decade of her career working in digital marketing. She is a digital marketer, writer, public speaker, and educator. Ashley has spent most of her career working in the technology space, where she worked on global marketing projects and helped deploy strategic marketing technology …

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

Jadyn shares her story on living with depression and bipolar disorder and how her diagnosis isn’t defining her.  Jadyn says, although it was hard admitting she needed help, talking to her therapist really started to change her path and make a difference. She wants everyone to know that it’s okay to get help, you can have feelings and it’s okay …

Your Disorder Does Not Define You

Erin is taking over our Instagram this week to talk eating disorder recovery and how your disorder does not define you. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Athlete. Funny. Relentless. Intelligent. Unique. Outgoing. Fearless. These are just a few words that define me. A few words that no longer do? Scared. Disordered. Sick. Worthless. From end of high school to sophomore year in …