Woodland Middle School Receives Mindfulness & Second Step Training

On Tuesday August 20, 2019, 1N5 staff delivered a mindfulness training to the teachers and administrators at Woodland Middle School. There were approximately 30 teachers in attendance in addition to the parent leading the wellness initiative. Teachers will be utilizing the skills learned to lead five minutes of mindfulness in their classrooms during first and fifth bell (immediately after lunch). …

Dr. Shapiro Speaks at Walnut Hills High, Staff Receives Life-Saving QPR Training

1N5  accomplished a productive day of training at Walnut Hills High School on Tuesday, August 13, as Dr. Shapiro, Director of the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, educated the WHHS staff on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and trauma. Additionally, the entire staff of approximately 200 teachers, counselors and administrators were trained in QPR. QPR …

Woodland Middle School Receives ‘Sources of Strength’ Training

On Monday, August 12, 2019, members of the 1N5 team co-trained approximately 15 Adult Advisors at Woodland Middle School, along with a regional trainer for the Sources of Strength program, which is an evidence-based, upstream wellness model that focuses on hope, help, and strength. Our 1N5 staff will return at the end of the month to provide training for 36 …

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 …

Crunch Fitness – Oakley Hosts Ride to Stop Suicide Charity Spin Class

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, supporters of 1N5 attended the Ride to Stop Suicide Charity Spin Class at Crunch Fitness in Oakley.  Over 20 participants mounted their spin bikes for a good cause, learned about 1N5’s mission and donated to help fuel our work of creating optimal mental health for all and suicide prevention in the Greater Cincinnati area, primarily …

The Minds Behind ‘You Are Not Alone Murals’ Takeover Our Insta

Samantha Schutz and Annica Lydenberg are the co-creators of the You Are Not Alone Murals which launched across New York City in May 2019, timed to coincide with Mental Health awareness month. Always fierce supporters of each other professionally and personally, Samantha and Annica found an intersection of their creative passions in the murals project, which offers support to anyone who feels misunderstood, …

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 …

St. Xavier BC2M Club Hosts Mental Health Myth-Busting Event

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the St. Xavier BC2M Club hosted a trivia event. The event was open to the entire school. Initially, the event coordinators anticipated around 20 students to register for the quiz, but were instead met with a huge interest, and finally decided to cut registration off at 40 students. They grouped students into teams of four. …

2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge Projects Breathe Hope and Awareness into Cincinnati

Monday, May 13, was also a busy day with the implementation of two of our 2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge projects came to life in Cincinnati.  Team Loud shared their presentation addressing the differences between Stress versus Anxiety and Sadness versus Depression with over 250 seventh and eighth grade students at Mariemont Junior High School.   The presentation included …