Castin Speaks His Mind for Mental Health Month

It’s #WarriorWednesday and Castin, a local high school senior, is here to share his powerful story as part of our #speakyourmind series for #mentalhealthmonth. (**Trigger Warning**) I did anything to convince my peers/myself that I was just like everyone else.  My classmates saw right through me, though.  Whenever someone called me “faggot/gay” in any context whether trying to get on …

@Fleurdelisspeaks from Instagram Shares How Handwritten Self-Love Notes Have Changed Her Life

On January 9, 2018, life came crashing into me out of nowhere and rocked me to my core. Literally. I was hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident on my way to work that morning, sustained a concussion, and a traumatic brain injury. And I haven’t been the same since… It’s crazy hard. To type. To read. To accept. To …

A Survivor’s #iAM1N5 Journey…

It’s #WarriorWednesday and also the first day of  Mental Health Month and today we are showing our love for everyone out there surviving and thriving by sharing the journey of one of our brave warriors who survived severe emotional, psychological, and financial abuse from her partner. But with the help of the Lindner Center of Hope, she survived. She’s strong. And she’s …

TODAY Show Parenting Contributor Shares Tips on Insta Takeover

Dr. Kim from @theparentologist is taking over our Instagram to share about everything play therapy and working with children. In addition to being a Doctor of Psychology, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist, a university professor, parenting coach, public speaker, and blogger. Dr. Kim is the mom of two young children and the owner/founder …

Love Yourself Enough To Keep Growing

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You This journey of self-love has been the most beautiful one for me, to fully embrace myself as I am and want to show the world the true Ivy, without holding back for fear of being judged, like I used to in the past. However, even though I have learned to love myself exactly as …

Cracks of Light Amidst the Darkness

Brianna is sharing her story with us before taking over our IG this Friday! We think she’s so brave and fearless for speaking up and helping others feel less alone! “I grew up in a broken home, always feeling alone, unworthy, and never understanding ‘why me?’ As things at home got worse, there was always this dark cloud of not …

Thriving Despite Her Circumstances

We love hearing from our warriors out there! This story came in from our our website, 1N5.org and WOW has she survived so much and is thriving despite her circumstances! We have so much love for your, Bianca! My testimony is one so many can relate to because I have walked in the shoes of so many! I have fought anxiety, and …

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 …

Be Good Enough for Yourself

Ivy from BeautifullySimplyYou share’s her positive vibes for the week: Have you ever stopped and thought about what it would feel like to be good enough for yourself instead of good enough for everyone else? Have you ever stopped and thought about how liberating that would be? How it would feel to be good enough exactly as you are and …