Walnut Hills High School Basketball Team Practices Mindfulness to Make Perfect

Have you ever heard the term “practice makes perfect”? Well, just maybe whoever slated that catch phrase was referring to mindfulness? NBA Coach Phil Jackson seems to think so and that’s exactly what 1N5 discussed with the Walnut Hills High School Freshman Basketball Team this week. 1N5 staff discussed the power and the benefits of mindfulness on both personal health …

When Insta-Care Isn’t Enough

Are you ever really hard on yourself for being really hard on yourself? Do you ever feel yourself fall into a rut and then fall further into the rut because you’re sad about the rut? Have you ever had a bad day when you really wanted a good day, so you try to declare it’s going to be a great …

1N5 Serves On Mental Health Panel at Sycamore Schools

On Thursday, January 17 Nancy Eigel-Miller was invited to Sycamore Schools to participate in a student-organized mental health panel. Seven students were part of the panel and they answered questions detailing their mental health journey. Student panel members shared their experiences by answering a series of pre-decided questions such as: What mental illness do you live with? Who was the first …

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

Meet Kate, a Turpin High School student, who lives with emetophobia (the fear of vomiting) and depression. She explains how no matter what she’s doing the fear is in the back of her mind and she’s consumed with thinking of ways to prevent it. Kate found finally receiving a diagnosis relieving because it validated her feelings. Now she’s finding help through exposure …

I’m Nick and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Nick, a senior at Summit Country Day, who lives with clinical depression, anxiety disorder, and suicidal thoughts. He explains how his sleep issues, extreme fatigue, and wanting to “melt into the couch” were overlooked symptoms until he realized it was all connected to his mental health. Nick’s goal is to create a society where people talk about their mental …

My Whole World Was Anxiety…

I am a senior at Anderson High School. Throughout my life I’ve had many mental challenges. When I was little my dad passed away and since then I have dealt with extreme anxiety and compulsions. I would be scared all the time of dying or of other people dying and have tendencies to do small rituals thinking that would save …

1N5 Gives $150K to Cincinnati Children’s ‘Surviving the Teens’ Program

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1N5’s Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, presented a grant of $150,000 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to help fund the newly revamped Surviving the Teens–Adapting for Life program. Because of the support from 1N5, Surviving the Teens–Adapting for Life has been updated to meet the needs of the 21st-century student. The five-day program educates students on …

1N5 Educates Seton Students on Mental Illness

Thursday, December 13, 2018 1N5 presented to over 500 students at Seton High School. The 90 minute presentation focused on educating students on the facts about mental illness and also highlighted the stories of various individuals who are on the journey toward recovery from their mental illnesses. Students also learned about the importance of self-care, specifically taking time to slow …

Lauren’s 1N5 Journey

My name is Lauren, I am a junior at the University of Cincinnati and I live with depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and have experienced suicide ideations in the past. Growing up, people would probably have described me as a happy, positive, motivated and a social girl. But in my sophomore year of college, things started to spiral out of …