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 …

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.

Meet Emma Benz, a senior at Mount Notre Dame High School. We are so proud of her for sharing her #Iam1N5 story… In junior high, I struggled with some eating disorder behaviors, but after my doctor expressed her concern, they were quickly corrected. I resumed normal eating habits for a few years, but by my sophomore year of high school, I was …