I’m Sydney and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Sydney, a local high school senior living beyond her depression, self-harm, and suicide ideation. At an early age, Sydney survived the trauma of physical and sexual abuse, bullying, and losing a parent. Her story is one of survival and triumph over circumstances that were out of her control and now she’s owning her painful past by telling her truth! …

School is in Session – 1N5 Trains Local Teachers and Students in Mindfulness and ‘Sources of Strength’

August 2018 – 1N5 facilitated two events training local teachers and students in the arena of mental health and mindfulness. Earlier this month, 1N5 hosted over 40 local teachers at Beech Acres Parenting Center for Mindfulness teacher training, just in time for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Teachers wear many hats and are expected to suport their students in many …

I’m Allie and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Allie. She’s currently living with anxiety and depression and has also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Allie is incredibly brave to talk openly about her mental health journey, what it’s like to get help and the comfort in joining others in recovery that understand exactly what you’re going through.

I’m Tullus and this is my #iAMWithYou story

Mental illness and suicide impact much more than just the life that’s lost. It impacts everyone who knew and loved the person struggling. Because of this far-reaching effect, 1N5 is introducing a new series, #iAMWithYou, which will feature personal stories of those who fought alongside those with mental illness and how the journey and/or loss has impacted their lives. Meet Tullus Dean, …

2018 YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE LAUNCHES YOUTH-LED IDEAS FOR CHANGE

Cincinnati’s first-ever Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge, hosted by 1N5, in conjunction with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Design Impact and the University of Cincinnati, set the stage for youth-led change in our community. This inaugural event, modeled after a similar program from Stanford University, hosted over 70 local high school students and 40 professional mentors determined to create innovative, yet practical …

Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge 2018

Jacob Purcell

STUDENTS WANTED for Cincinnati’s Inaugural YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE IGNITE. INNOVATE. IMPLEMENT. 1N5, in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the University of Cincinnati, Interact for Health, and Design Impact, is hosting the city’s first-ever YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE. We are looking for 100 outstanding game-changing youth and 40 mentors to develop innovative solutions to today’s mental health issues with the …

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ’13 REASONS WHY’, SEASON 2

Most of you have seen the trailer, received the emails directly from Netflix….or maybe you’ve heard the buzz from peers and social media…or maybe you’ve heard the discussions of concerned parents and teachers bracing for Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, which is premiering on Netflix this Friday, May 18, 2018. The fictional drama tells a very graphic account of …

Suicide: The Ripple Effect Showing

Jacob Purcell

Please come out to Regal Cinemas Deerfield Towne Center 16 on Thurs. 4/19 at 7:30pm to see the Suicide: The Ripple Effect film! Proceeds will support 1N5’s efforts to provide local schools with mental health, resiliency, and suicide prevention programming and ultimately, stop the stigma and end youth suicide. Please come out and support! Get your tickets here.

To This Little Girl who I’m Still Learning to Love…

Rebecca, a PhD candidate at Auburn University, struggled as a young girl but has now found a safe haven in practicing and teaching yoga. Below is the letter she wrote to her younger self. To this little girl who I’m still learning to love: To begin, she would be mad that I called her a “little girl”. She’s 15, after …

I’m Megan and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Megan, a University of Toledo student who lives with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Megan wants to spend her whole life telling people that “your life is worth living and there are ways to survive anything that you’re going through.” Thanks, Megan, for being brave enough to share your story! You are empowering others and saving lives!