Your Story Matters

by Ivy Watts from BeautifullySimplyYou  No matter what your story is, know that your story matters. I think it is easy to feel like our story is insignificant because we learn that someone has gone through something worse, and so ours becomes unworthy to tell. I know I sometimes struggle with that, especially when I read the stories of others and …

The Rundown on the Warrior Run 2018

October 6, 2018 It was an unseasonably hot Saturday night yet that didn’t stop thousands of mental health warriors from showing up and taking steps to stop the stigma and help fund our mission to provide local schools with mental health and suicide prevention programming. This year, more than 3,400 warriors participated in the either the 5K or 1-Mile Walk. …

1N5 + OCD Cakes Cookies for a Cause

This cookie has a cause! In honor of WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, Mental Illness Awareness Week and OCD Awareness Week, OCD Cakes has teamed up with 1N5, a local mental health nonprofit, to create this symbolic cookie for all of our mental health warriors and survivors out there! A percentage of proceeds from this cookie, will go to the organization, …

I’m Lauryn and this is my 1N5 journey…

(*Trigger Warning*) Meet Lauryn Powers, a brave Wright State University student, sharing her story about living with bipolar II disorder, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. She shares how her dealing with her mother’s mental illness and the loss of her grandfather impacted her life and led to her seeking professional help for her mental health at the Lindner Center of Hope.

New Mental Health Bill for Ohio

According to the CDC, suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages 10-24. A new report by the Heath Policy Institute of Ohio, showed that the number of yearly suicide deaths by Ohio children ages 8 to 17 has doubled over the last 10 years. Mental health education for youth, kindergarten to college, is …

1N5 Tours Schools for Annual Warrior Run

Throughout the week of September 24, 1N5 visited several local schools to hand out suicide prevention resources and speak to high school students about the Warrior Run and the impact it can make for their school. The Warrior Run is unique because it offers both a High School and College Challenge which gives schools a platform and allows each school …

Letting Go Can Set You Free

I used to crave external validation from all sources in my life, including social media. I used to have a food Instagram page that led me to compare myself to others who were extremely fit and I forced myself to try and emulate a lifestyle that I couldn’t or didn’t even want to.   When I finally realized I needed to …

National Suicide Prevention Week Brings Outpouring of Hope

This week, September 9th through 15th, marked National Suicide Prevention Week, which also encompassed World Suicide Prevention Day, which took place on Monday of this week. Our hope…and mission is that next week and beyond, we begin to hear voices shattering the suffocating silence that surrounds mental illness and suicide. We are certain there’s much more work to still be …