Join Christina and Ryan
Christina and Ryan Day know that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness.
You can join the Day's team to help fund the expansion of the Day Time Break program to tackle mental fitness in the classroom.
Christina and Ryan Day are making a bold commitment to extend their social mission to one of the most significant issues facing children and young adults today – mental health.
We’re in a Mental Health Crisis. One in five children has a significantly impairing mental disorder; less than half get the treatment they need. Half of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% of mental illness presents by age 24.
The Day Family is getting behind this cause – with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the national On Our Sleeves movement to support children and young adults living with mental illness.
Ryan Day understands first-hand the vitally important connection between mental health and physical health –but children and young adults don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves when it comes to mental health issues.
This topic is deeply meaningful for Christina and Ryan Day. They have been impacted, like so many others, by the loss of a family member to suicide. As a result they are passionate advocates for supporting families, researching new treatments and developing prevention strategies.
Christina and Ryan ask that you to join them in championing this cause. The newly created Christina and Ryan Day Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will help raise awareness, increase educational opportunities, inspire advocacy, and be a role model for donating to a cause that has historically been ignored.
The "Day Time Break" Program
Keeping our brain in shape is just as important as physical fitness. The Day Time Break program encourages mental fitness by asking middle and high school students to take a quick "Day Time Break" in the classroom.
Are you interested in bringing the Day Time Break to your school? Please send us an email at OnOurSleeves@NationwideChildrens.org to request more information and materials.