Your Disorder Does Not Define You

Erin is taking over our Instagram this week to talk eating disorder recovery and how your disorder does not define you. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Athlete. Funny. Relentless. Intelligent. Unique. Outgoing. Fearless. These are just a few words that define me. A few words that no longer do? Scared. Disordered. Sick. Worthless. From end of high school to sophomore year in …

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

Danielle, a Xavier University student, is here to share her story of living with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. We are so thankful that she and so many others are coming forward to share their powerful stories and help us stop the stigma surrounding mental health for all!

Nicci Shares Her Powerful Story for our #SpeakYourMindSeries

It all started back in 2004 when my brother passed away from epilepsy. I was the only person home at the time and was unsure of how to handle the situation. He had seizures all his life and usually came to within a reasonable amount of time. This was different though, and as an eight-year old, I didn’t know what …

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

Meet, Erin Gardner, an Ohio University student, who lives with anxiety, depression, and has experienced self-harm and suicidal ideation.  Erin explains how diagnosed anxiety can feel indescribable, like you’ve done nothing and everything wrong all at the same time. We think Erin is so brave because she faced her fears of being honest with her doctor in front of her mom for …

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 …

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 …