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 …

1N5 Offers Mental Health Presentation to East Side Democrats

Following two recent suicides that happened at Turpin High School, East Side Democrats reached out to 1N5 and requested a presentation on mental health for their organization. East Side Democrats is comprised of a group of progressive individuals from the Eastside of Cincinnati that meet monthly to discuss current political topics.   On April 23, 2019, Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, …

You Have Grown, And Just Like a Flower, You Will Bloom

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about growth. We all grow in so many ways, that we often don’t even acknowledge. You are doing things today, you once thought were impossible, no matter how big or how small. Maybe you always dreamed of getting your college degree, but the journey to accomplishing that …

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

Meet Kelly, a student at Mount St. Joseph University, who lives with anorexia, depression, anxiety, and has experienced self harm in the past.  Kelly was first hospitalized when she was just 17 years old. And we are so proud of her for seeking help even when those around her doubted the need, she knew something wasn’t right and insisted on getting herself …

Never Forget the Power of Your Voice

My entire life, I didn’t think I had a voice. I didn’t think I could speak my truth, and I didn’t think I could ever speak up about the things I didn’t agree with. I fell victim to the stigma around mental illness. Sometimes I get so perplexed as to why the stigma around mental illness even exists. Our brain …

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

Meet Emma Benz, a nursing student at Xavier University, who lives with generalized anxiety disorder and depression and has experienced an eating disorder. Emma talks about how struggling with anorexia made her miss out on joining her field hockey team in the state tournament and how DBT therapy finally helped her sustain her recovery. Emma wants to be the psychiatric nurse that …

Local Mom Celebrates Four Years Sober and Takes Over Our Insta

My name is Sarah. I am a mom to the raddest tiny human on planet earth, an artist, and a female who has survived and continues to conquer my battle with mental illness every day. My mental illness reared its ugly head in grade school, that’s when I first began being bullied. It continued in high school, however, I was …

Beth Dulle Joins 1N5 as New Operations Manager

Beth Dulle has an extensive professional background as a Structured Settlement Specialist for over 30 years and is joining the 1N5 staff as our new Operations Manager. In 2014, Beth tragically lost her son, Brogan, a 21 year old University of Cincinnati student, to suicide. “This tragedy rocked my family to its core but it spurred them to learn more about …

1N5 Hosts Local QPR Trainings

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1N5, in conjunction with MindPeace, hosted a QPR “Train the Trainer” training for a variety of school local school counselors, personnel, and mental health professionals at the Cincinnati Junior League. After completing the training, these individuals are now qualified to train others to become QPR Gatekeepers. In addition, 1N5 also hosted QPR Gatekeeper training to approximately …

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

Meet Stacey, a mother, wife, and scientist who’s been living with anxiety and depression since her teen years and is also a trauma survivor. Her message is one of perseverance, resilience, transparency and hope…and we love her for every bit of it! Stacey B. Lane, you are brave, strong and a huge inspiration to all our Warriors out there! #warriorwednesday #mentalhealth #stopthestigma