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 …

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

Meet Kelly, a student at Mount St. Joseph University, who lives with anorexia, depression, anxiety, and has experienced self harm in the past.  Kelly was first hospitalized when she was just 17 years old. And we are so proud of her for seeking help even when those around her doubted the need, she knew something wasn’t right and insisted on getting herself …

‘Ask Dr. Julie’ Answers All on IG

Dr. Julie Groveman is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a private practice in Manhattan, specializing in working with adults and teens. With compassion and focus, Julie is committed to helping you heal from the past and to rediscover your Inner Strength. Her work focuses on helping you to shift negative patterns, to become the most authentic and empowered version of …

I’m J.B. and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet J.B. Whitehouse, who turned a life of addiction to mask severe depression and anxiety into a career of helping others overcome the same obstacles he once faced. Thanks, J.B. for being brave enough to get help, to share your story and to now help others! ‘Before I got sober, I thought I was terminally unique, that no one had ever …

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 …