Finding Her Truth

Maritza Marciano, from RitzaWonderfulLife blog, shares her story with 1N5. 6 Sexual Traumas. 5 Antidepressants. 4 Therapists. 3 Suicide Attempts. 3 Diagnoses. 2 Involuntary Hospitalizations. 2 Psychiatrists. 1 Residential Inpatient Program. Too Many cuts on my body. Too Many Panic Attacks. Too Much Dissociation. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember.  I never really thought anything of the social anxiety, the wanting to die or the idea that everything would be easier if I …

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 Michael and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Michael, a University of Cincinnati student who lives with anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation. Michael candidly share his struggles with mental illness, his path to recovery, and how he’s breaking the mental health stigma for other UC students by creating the Bearcat Support Network.

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 …

Ohio State Student, Brooke Kelly, Shares Her Journey with Bipolar I Disorder at 2018 Spring4Life Event

Last Saturday, we were so honored to have The Ohio State University student and Mariemont City Schools graduate, Brooke Kelly speak about her journey, the spiral, the people that helped her seek treatment, and the continuing need for empathy in our society. To share the details of her story with such vulnerability and honesty, Brooke proved that she is living beyond her diagnosis on …

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!

Meet Emma Benz, a senior at Mount Notre Dame High School. We are so proud of her for sharing her #Iam1N5 story… In junior high, I struggled with some eating disorder behaviors, but after my doctor expressed her concern, they were quickly corrected. I resumed normal eating habits for a few years, but by my sophomore year of high school, I was …