Meet Our Advocates

The On Our Sleeves movement has inspired others to advocate for children's mental health. Meet some of our advocates below.

On Our Sleeves Julia

Julia, Patient Advocate

Life no longer felt manageable for 17-year-old Julia when she walked into Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services. But, the good news is, Julia got help. Her journey is a testament to the fact that it can get better.

Katie Wion and family on the beach

Katie Wion, Parent Advocate

Parent advocate Katie Wion used content on her social media to educate others. She received an overwhelming response of support that showed that people want to learn more, offer support and lend assistance.

Linda Farrell

Linda Farrell, Columbus City Schools Art Teacher

Art teacher Linda Farrell used the On Our Sleeves icons in an art lesson to teach her students about the importance of mental health.

Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Cole, Advocate

As a registered nurse, Elizabeth Cole sees firsthand the impact mental health has on children and their families. She was inspired by her work and interaction with her daughters’ peers to spread the message of On Our Sleeves in an elementary school.

UA youth football team

Upper Arlington Youth Football

The Upper Arlington Youth Football League raised awareness by taking to the fields with their #OnOurSleeves wristbands, then took to the streets to fundraise for behavioral and mental health advocacy and research. Every donation earned the players a helmet sticker! Kudos to kids helping kids!

3 books from the Pickerington Library

Pickerington Library

Libraries are a place that are open to all. Inspired by the #OnOurSleeves movement, Pickerington Library shared resources and information to help strengthen the community. The library believes that ending the stigma behind mental illness can only help to educate and provide support for their customers, especially the youngest ones!

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