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 …

Forest Hills Staff Discussed ‘Stress Vs. Anxiety’ During Professional Development Day

1N5, in partnership with a counselor from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital hosted an educational session discussing “Stress versus Anxiety” at Nagel High School on Monday August 12, 2019. Approximately 700 staff members from the Forest Hills School District were in attendance to hear Stacey Hoffman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Surviving the Teens Program, speak on the topic …

Kentucky Funds Sources of Strength – Suicide Prevention Program in Schools

Did you know that the State of Kentucky will fund the Sources of Strength evidence-based suicide prevention and mental health program in KY schools? 1N5 works with schools in NKY to implement this program in a way that works with the specific needs of the school. If you’re interested in implementing Sources of Strength in your Northern Kentucky school, please email nancy_miller@1N5.org …

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

Jadyn shares her story on living with depression and bipolar disorder and how her diagnosis isn’t defining her.  Jadyn says, although it was hard admitting she needed help, talking to her therapist really started to change her path and make a difference. She wants everyone to know that it’s okay to get help, you can have feelings and it’s okay …

Mercy Montessori Center Practices Mindfulness

On Monday, May 20, 2019, our staff offered a day of mindfulness to the students of  Mercy Montessori Center. The intention of the event was to teach self-care principles as a life-long tools to combat stress and anxiety. There were four stations which the students rotated through to learn and enjoy various techniques including mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, concentration games, …

Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge Winner Debuts Program at Turpin H.S.

One of the winning 2018 Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge teams shared their presentation “All Ears” with some of Turpin High School’s seniors on Thursday, May 24. The project covered many key aspects of how to become an empathetic listener. The presenters provided information on non-verbal listening techniques like positive body language and patient listening.  They also recommended verbal techniques …

Emily Shares Her Mental Health Story As Part of Our #SpeakYourMind Series

My first signs of depression began when I was 12 years old.  I was bullied for years and became progressively more and more depressed.  I felt worthless and craved attention.  I put myself in vulnerable and dangerous positions and began distancing myself from those who actually loved me.  I could not find a way to escape the pain I was …

Walnut Hills High School Students Learn Stress-Reduction & Mindfulness Tools

Friday, April 12, 2019 1N5’s Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, facilitated an interactive presentation on mental health to nearly 90 Walnut Hills High School 8th grade honors students. The discussion began with information about mental health and mental illness and then progressed into different ways to seek proper care for one’s mental health and wellness.   Students were able to experience …

Spring4Life 2019 Creates More Opportunities for Change in the Queen City

Saturday, April 6, 2019 On Saturday night, 430 members of our community, passionate to create change in our community, came together to raise awareness and funding for evidence-based mental health programming in local schools.  This lively and energetic event, held at the artistically designed Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, sold out for the second consecutive year. This year, our audience witnessed …

Therapy Goats Bring Joy to Grieving Turpin Students

After the recent tragic loss of two students within one week at Turpin High School, 1N5 wanted to provide opportunities for staff and students to find joy this week. On Monday, 1N5 hosted a morning of de-stressing and mindful activities for staff to start the week off on a positive note and cope with recent stressors. Community members provided food …