On Recovery and Exercise: Proceed with Caution

*** Disclaimer: This week’s Self-Care Sunday post covers the topic of exercise. While the objective of this post is to promote a healthy and mindful relationship with exercise, this post may be triggering to those who have disordered exercise habits. *** While exercise is one of my favorite methods of self-care, I am extremely hesitant in recommending it to others. …

Cincinnati Florist Opens Up About Her Mental Health Journey

Katie, a Cincinnati wedding florist and owner of Katie’s Blooms, opens up about her journey with mental illness and shares her story by taking over our Insta today! My journey with anxiety began in high school. I missed A LOT of school. Countless doctors appointments and testing over the years landed me with general anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, and …

Life Is Most Beautiful When It’s Imperfect

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You When you are busy it can be hard to stop and enjoy the present moment. Quite honestly, this week has been incredibly busy, so much so that I haven’t had the time I usually dedicate to a project I love to do – writing a blog post every week for all of you. It …

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 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 …

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 …

The Why Behind the Work Out

I’ve always loved being active. Whether that meant running track in grade school to dancing in my high school’s musicals, moving my body has been a part of my life since I was really young. Once I ventured into the realm of young adulthood, the traditional gym setting started to fit my lifestyle more. Being a student at Ohio State …

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

Meet Tim who says: “You’re not alone. Your story matters. Your pain matters. The things you’re going through are strengthening you more than you can ever imagine.” Tim lives with persistent depression, with episodes of major depression, as well as generalized anxiety disorder. In his video, Tim talks about how the deception of depression led him to really dark places …