1N5 Funds Sources of Strength Training at Mariemont Junior High

On Wednesday, October 9, 1N5 funded the Sources of Strength training at Mariemont Junior High School for the adult advisors and for the student peer leaders. 15 eighth-grade students were selected to be peer leaders and attended a 4 1/2 hour training. Students were trained on the eight Sources of Strength, or protective factors, people rely on when experiencing challenging …

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

Meet Chase, a 20-year-old student at Cincinnati Christian University, who is living with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and an eating disorder. She also has experienced depression and suicidal ideation in the past. Chase talks about how her anxiety began in her early school years with bullying and negative comments from her classmates. It gradually progressed until she experienced suicidal thoughts shortly …

Nonnegotiables

Can you believe it’s almost August? I certainly can’t. This summer has flown by in so many ways. I’ve developed remarkable friendships so quickly. I’ve fallen in love with Washington D.C. so quickly. I’ve grown into a new version of myself so quickly. I’ve gained such clarity in my career ambitions so quickly. But this summer hasn’t flown by in …

Is Healthy Sleep the Secret to Self-Care?

What’s up, warriors? In your own self-care practice, do you ever find it difficult to decide what it is that you should do to treat yourself? You don’t have the mental capacity to read or journal, you don’t want to spend money on a pedicure, and a hot shower or long walk seems like too much work. I’ve been there! …

Children’s Mental Health Advocate, Julia Paxton, Takes Over Our Insta

We were so excited to have Julia Paxton, who’s been featured on the Today Show, take over our insta stories this week. See a small piece of her story below. I am a social work student at Ohio State University and a patient advocate with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I have struggled with mental illness from a very young age, and …