Spring4Life 2019 Creates More Opportunities for Change in the Queen City

Saturday, April 6, 2019 On Saturday night, 430 members of our community, passionate to create change in our community, came together to raise awareness and funding for evidence-based mental health programming in local schools.  This lively and energetic event, held at the artistically designed Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, sold out for the second consecutive year. This year, our audience witnessed …

Therapy Goats Bring Joy to Grieving Turpin Students

After the recent tragic loss of two students within one week at Turpin High School, 1N5 wanted to provide opportunities for staff and students to find joy this week. On Monday, 1N5 hosted a morning of de-stressing and mindful activities for staff to start the week off on a positive note and cope with recent stressors. Community members provided food …

Seton High Focuses Wellness Week on Mental Health

This week, the students at Seton High School Cincinnati implemented their Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge project by putting on a Wellness Week focusing on mental health. Seton student, Sabra Charles, says: “This week was designed to educate students about mental health and wellness and give them skills to cope. We wanted to focus on stress, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and mental health …

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. …

Thursday, December 20, 2018 1N5 presented the traveling trophy to the WARRIOR RUN HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS, Turpin High School. The event included a Skyline Chili Cheese Coney Party! Because of their tremendous efforts in fundraising, race participation, and the number of event service hours/volunteers, Turpin was awarded $9,835 towards mental health and suicide prevention programming, which also included a $1500 student …

My Whole World Was Anxiety…

I am a senior at Anderson High School. Throughout my life I’ve had many mental challenges. When I was little my dad passed away and since then I have dealt with extreme anxiety and compulsions. I would be scared all the time of dying or of other people dying and have tendencies to do small rituals thinking that would save …

1N5 Educates Seton Students on Mental Illness

Thursday, December 13, 2018 1N5 presented to over 500 students at Seton High School. The 90 minute presentation focused on educating students on the facts about mental illness and also highlighted the stories of various individuals who are on the journey toward recovery from their mental illnesses. Students also learned about the importance of self-care, specifically taking time to slow …

Sycamore Students Make Progress in Synnovation Lab

This week 1N5 traveled to Sycamore High School to meet with students in the Synnovation Lab. These students are working through the research and empathy phase now that they’ve identified which projects they want to pursue. Great job students! Keep up the great work! What is the Synnovation Lab? Sycamore High School’s Synnovation Lab is an innovative approach to secondary instruction utilizing …

1N5 Talks Care for Teachers

Friday, December 7, 2018 1N5 met with Fairfield Central Elementary School to explain the CARE for Teachers program including the benefits in the classroom of the teachers implementing and practicing mindfulness in their personal lives. Around 100 staff members from the school were then lead through three practical mindfulness exercises they can begin to implement in their daily lives. The …