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Welcome to the On Our Sleeves media center. To schedule an interview with one of our experts, or for more information, please contact media relations at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital's media relations team welcomes the opportunity to schedule interviews, locate expert spokespersons, forward news releases, provide up-to-date information and answer questions. It is our goal to assist the media with pediatric health information requests as promptly and efficiently as possible.

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The behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children's have compiled guidelines and infographics for use in your coverage of mental health issues among youths.

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Ohio Suicide Reporting Checklist

Responsible reporting on suicide has the power to save lives. How you shape a story — the details given, words used and resources provided — will minimize suicide contagion and instill hope to vulnerable individuals.

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50% of all lifetime mental illnesses start by age 14*

*National Institute of Mental Health

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1 in 5 children has a significantly impairing mental disorder; yet less than half get the treatment they need*

*National Institute of Mental Health

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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among persons aged 15 to 25 years*

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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One child psychiatrist is available for every 15,000 youths under 18*

*National Institute of Mental Health

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Suicide rates in youth ...

"Basically, it's 9/11 happening ever 18 months."

- John Ackerman, PhD, Center for Suicide Prevention & Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Learn More About Our Behavioral Health Experts

The Big Lots Behavioral Health Services team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital consist of a multidisciplinary team of professionals with relevant training, specialization and skill in assessing and providing mental and behavioral health services to children and adolescents. If you would like to request an interview with one of our experts, please email

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