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<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Butterfly

On Our Sleeves: Butterfly

Just as a butterfly symbolizes our unlimited potential through the support and love we give to one another, it reminds us that our hope can be bigger than our fears.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Alarm Clock

On Our Sleeves: Alarm Clock

Every morning when an alarm clock goes off, it’s the start of a new day.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Anchor

On Our Sleeves: Anchor

For some, the anchor means hope… calm… stability. On the flip side, the anchor can be seen in a negative light.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Broken Heart

On Our Sleeves: Broken Heart

Whether it’s your own broken heart or the broken heart of someone you love, feelings of loss can be overwhelming.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Broken Pencil

On Our Sleeves: Broken Pencil

Every day, students get out their pencils to start their school day. The snap of a pencil carries so much meaning - anger, frustration, anxiety.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Exclamation Point

On Our Sleeves: Exclamation Point

The exclamation point can mean excitement, surprise or an intense level of happiness for some. But an exclamation point also can have a negative meaning for others.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Flower

On Our Sleeves: Flower

Radiant and pretty, the flower is often a sign of happiness.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Full Heart

On Our Sleeves: Full Heart

What fills a heart is unique to each person, whether it’s love, family, friendships, learning or giving back in some way, we all find purpose in different things.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Happy Face

On Our Sleeves: Happy Face

The happy face is one of the most recognizable signs of pure joy, often representing feelings of happiness, satisfaction, well wishes and humor.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Letter

On Our Sleeves: Letter

A letter is a thoughtful investment in someone’s time and feelings. In today’s hyper connected world, it’s an opportunity to slow down and embrace how words never seem to carry the same meaning as they do on paper.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Peace Sign

On Our Sleeves: Peace Sign

A symbol of several significant moments in history, and still significant today, the peace sign means many things: calmness, grounded, or rational thinking.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Phone

On Our Sleeves: Phone

Sometimes we just want to be heard. To know someone is on the other line, listening.  A phone call is a way to show support, to nurture, to reach out.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Question Mark

On Our Sleeves: Question Mark

For some, question mark means a feeling of confusion or a fear of the unknown. For others, a question mark means a sense of curiosity, or looking for a way to help — to give others the hope they need to move forward and start a conversation so that each question asked can find an answer.   

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Rainbow

On Our Sleeves: Rainbow

By providing kids with the support and tools they need, we can help ensure all kids feel the hope and the uplifting spirit of a rainbow.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Sad Face

On Our Sleeves: Sad Face

A sad face is one of the most recognizable signs of sadness or loss, disappointment or feeling bummed out. But for some, it can represent a far more complex range of emotions.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Star

On Our Sleeves: Star

A star is a beacon of hope - a shining light that guides the way. It’s a symbol of positivity, happiness, renewal.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Storm Cloud

On Our Sleeves: Storm Cloud

The sight of approaching dark and ominous storm clouds may bring worry and fear of the unexpected.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Sunshine

On Our Sleeves: Sunshine

Warmness, radiance, happiness. Sunshine can be awakening, directional and a blanket of warmth.

<em>On Our Sleeves</em>: Wilted Flower

On Our Sleeves: Wilted Flower

What does a wilted flower mean to you? The bowed shape of the flower is telling … a shape that emotes shyness … nervousness. I don’t want you to see me. Maybe you don’t want to be called on in class or in a group setting. You want to hide from the rest of the world.

Icon Collection

Icon Collection

Each icon represents potential thoughts and feelings someone could have, using simple illustrations to symbolize complex emotions. Your experiences will define what these icons mean to you.

About

About

Join us in this empowering movement for children’s mental health.

Media Center

Media Center

Welcome to the On Our Sleeves media center.

Get Involved

Get Involved

We need to end stigmas and misconceptions about mental and behavioral health. And you can play an important role in that.

Research

Research

Children’s mental health is an often overlooked and vastly underfunded component of children’s health. It’s time to give hope to every family living with mental illness.

Summer Mental Fitness Guide

Summer Mental Fitness Guide

The long summer days mean more free time and warmer weather. Our guide has several ways you can maintain structure and help keep kids mentally fit this summer.

Video Resources

Video Resources

Watch and learn from our variety of video resources to share with you and your family. 

Globetrotters Fund

Globetrotters Fund

The Harlem Globetrotters are making a bold commitment to children’s mental health through the creation of The Globetrotters Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen

Mental Health Challenge Day 19: Color a picture.

Day Five

Day Five

Mental Health Challenge Day 5: Plan a family activity night, like game night or movie night.

Day Two

Day Two

Mental Health Challenge Day 2: Take a walk.

Day One

Day One

Mental Health Challenge Day 1: Over dinner, talk about 3 things you are grateful for. 

Day Four

Day Four

Mental Health Challenge Day 4: Allow yourself to be present in the moment.

Day Three

Day Three

Mental Health Challenge Day 3: Send an email/message to someone you love.

Day Twelve

Day Twelve

Mental Health Challenge Day 12: Read a book.

Day Seven

Day Seven

Mental Health Challenge Day 7: Donate to or volunteer at an organization.

Day Eleven

Day Eleven

Mental Health Challenge Day 11: Limit screen time today.

Day Six

Day Six

Mental Health Challenge Day 6: This morning, talk about what you are most excited for today.

Day Nine

Day Nine

Mental Health Challenge Day 9: Make a list of 3 things you want to do this year.

Day Eight

Day Eight

Mental Health Challenge Day 8: Draw a photo of someone or something you are grateful for.

Day Ten

Day Ten

Mental Health Challenge Day 10: Sing a song together.

Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen

Mental Health Challenge Day 13: Make dinner together.

Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen

Mental Health Challenge Day 14: Smile and say hello to every person you see today.

Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen

Mental Health Challenge Day 18: Do one random act of kindness today.

Day Sixteen

Day Sixteen

Mental Health Challenge Day 16: Ask your kids to share one thing they like about themselves and why.

Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Two

Mental Health Challenge Day 22: How will you be mentally fit today?

Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen

Mental Health Challenge Day 15: Focus on the positive. Try not to complain about anything today.

Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen

Mental Health Challenge Day 17: Write down one thing you want to get done this weekend−and do it.

Day Twenty One

Day Twenty One

Mental Health Challenge Day 21: Send a text message to someone you miss.

Day Twenty

Day Twenty

Mental Health Challenge Day 20: Go to sleep a half hour earlier.

What We're Doing

What We're Doing

Because mental health touches everything and because it is just as important as physical health, we incorporate research about behavioral health and care across our entire health system.

Narrowing the Gender Gap in Youth Suicides

Narrowing the Gender Gap in Youth Suicides

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-19 years in the United States, but did you know that in recent years there has been a sizable increase in youth suicide rates for females relative to males?

Empowering Song Playlist

Empowering Song Playlist

Help us building our On Our Sleeves Empowering Song playlist!

Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support

Here are five ways you can support a friend turned caregiver of a child who has been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Dealing With A Diagnosis

Dealing With A Diagnosis

Once your child receives a diagnosis, there can be a flood of emotions. Here are other ways to stay informed and help with your journey.

For Employers

For Employers

Find resources to support your employees at your company.

Partner Assets Terms and Conditions

Partner Assets Terms and Conditions

To ensure quality control and to protect the Assets and associated goodwill, businesses, organizations or individuals approved to use the Assets are required to agree to the following terms of use.

Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Behavioral Health and Primary Care

As increasing numbers of pediatric patients require behavioral health care, primary care providers look to integrate behavioral health providers in their practice.

8 Ways You Can Support Families

8 Ways You Can Support Families

Long wait times and difficulties accessing behavioral health services cause stress for many patients and families.

Help Justice-Involved Youth

Help Justice-Involved Youth

Pediatric primary care systems can address mental and emotional health outcomes of juvenile justice involvement before, during and after an event.

Health and Hope after Trauma

Health and Hope after Trauma

A primary care provider’s ability to identify and treat symptoms associated with trauma can increase positive outcomes for patients and families.

Managing Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care

Managing Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care

An estimated 20 percent of children struggle with mental health illness. As awareness grows, the call for primary care physicians to play a leading role in care grows louder.

Suicidal Youth and Self Harming Behaviors

Suicidal Youth and Self Harming Behaviors

Pediatricians are in an optimal position to see early warning signs and recommend treatment.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Thank you for contacting Nationwide Children's Hospital. Have Questions? Would you like to provide feedback?

On Our Sleeves in the Art Classroom

On Our Sleeves in the Art Classroom

Linda Farrell, a visual arts teacher at Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls (CCPSG), combined the message of the importance of mental health and the icons from On Our Sleeves into an art lesson on Pablo Picasso’s “Blue Period” for her classroom.

Wellness Tips for Your Students

Wellness Tips for Your Students

Share these wellness tips with yours students to help them manage their mental health during the school day.

Resources For Schools

Resources For Schools

Children spend more than 1,000 hours in school each year. As teachers, coaches and school administrators, you know that mental well-being plays an important part in a child’s academic success.

Fundraise with Us

Fundraise with Us

Help us raise money to support On Our Sleeves.

Helping a Friend

Helping a Friend

A strong support system has been shown to improve how people adapt to living with a mental illness long term. 

Fight Winter Boredom

Fight Winter Boredom

Your guide to fighting winter boredom.

Wait Time Tips

Wait Time Tips

Difficulties accessing behavioral health care can be both frustrating and stressful for families. Learn what you can do to help your child while you are waiting for services.

Routines for Young Children

Routines for Young Children

Repetition, in the form of routines, has many benefits for children.

How to Find a Provider

How to Find a Provider

Finding a mental health provider can be really challenging. Here are some tips on navigating the mental health care system.

Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

Use this list of back-to-school conversation starters so you and your child can reflect on the summer and get excited about the upcoming school year.

Elementary School Teacher Checklist

Elementary School Teacher Checklist

Use these questions to tell your child's elementary school teachers a little bit more about your child.

Mental Health Checklist

Mental Health Checklist

The On Our Sleeves back-to-school checklist makes sure you and your child start the year off right.

Contribute Your Creativity

Contribute Your Creativity

Join Project S.N.A.P. and create artwork for the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion.

Middle School Teacher Checklist

Middle School Teacher Checklist

Use these questions to tell your child's middle school teachers a little bit more about your child.

Join the Movement

Join the Movement

Get exclusive access to On Our Sleeves content, resources and connections.

Get Mentally Fit

Get Mentally Fit

Keeping our brain in shape is just as important as physical fitness. That's why we have 22 suggestions for you and your family to help stay mentally fit.

Partners

Partners

Learn more about our generous corporate partners for their support of On Our Sleeves.

Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit

Access our On Our Sleeves Advocacy Toolkit, an online hub filled education, statistics and resources that you can share with your personal and professional networks.

One Year of <em>On Our Sleeves</em>

One Year of On Our Sleeves

Tim Robinson, CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital, reflects on the On Our Sleeves movement at its one year anniversary.

Pavilion

Pavilion

The Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, a state-of-the-art facility opening in 2020.

Find Help For Someone Else

Find Help For Someone Else

If someone you care about is having behavioral or mental health issues, here's how you can help them.

Find Resources Near You

Find Resources Near You

Use this map to locate all kinds of behavioral health resources in your state. 

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

What is your On Our Sleeves story? Stories like yours can help inspire others and can offer hope and support to other members of our On Our Sleeves community.

Spread Kindness

Spread Kindness

Send a dose of kindness to patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Pledge to Be an Advocate

Pledge to Be an Advocate

One small action. That’s all it takes to start your journey to become a mental health advocate.

Meet Our Advocates

Meet Our Advocates

The On Our Sleeves movement has inspired others to advocate for children's mental health.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Health

How to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Health

Here are tips for approaching difficult topics and initiating a healthy rapport with your child that will last a lifetime.

 On Our Sleeves

On Our Sleeves

On Our Sleeves is the movement to transform children's mental health.

Resources for Medical Professionals

Resources for Medical Professionals

Our team of behavioral health experts continually shares their best practices to providers in the community.

Talking With Kids About Suicide

Talking With Kids About Suicide

Experts say open conversations with kids about suicide could save lives.

Self-Poisoning

Self-Poisoning

Read more about our expert research surrounding suicide attempts and self-poisoning. 

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

Read more about our behavioral health experts' research around the "13 Reasons Why" series.

How to Be an Advocate

How to Be an Advocate

Learn more about this role and steps you can take to achieve it.

Does Giving Back Help Our Kids During the Holidays?

Does Giving Back Help Our Kids During the Holidays?

Learn what you can do to make sure everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

How to Get Mentally Fit

How to Get Mentally Fit

Learn three things you can do to keep your brain in shape for 2019 and beyond!

Do's and Don'ts When Talking About Mental Health

Do's and Don'ts When Talking About Mental Health

Learn about words you should avoid and how to use the correct language to help break stigmas.

Signs Your Child May Need Therapy

Signs Your Child May Need Therapy

Gina McDowell gives us the obvious and not so obvious signs a child may need therapy.

How to Deal with a Broken Heart

How to Deal with a Broken Heart

Check out our four ways to help ease the process.

Why a Good Night's Sleep is Important

Why a Good Night's Sleep is Important

Find out how to make sure everyone in your house is getting the rest they need.

Stress and Self-Care

Stress and Self-Care

Behavioral health expert, Gina McDowell has 3 tips for incorporating self-care into your routine to combat stress.

Insights from an Autism Parent

Insights from an Autism Parent

We sat down with a parent of an autistic child to learn more about ASD and how you can be an advocate for these children and their families.

Your Child's Use of the Internet

Your Child's Use of the Internet

Screen times is defined as any time spent on an electronic device. Learn about the pros and cons of kids spending time with these devices.

10 Ways to be an Advocate

10 Ways to be an Advocate

If you are interested in continuing your mental health advocacy and creating awareness in your community, follow Gina McDowell's 10 tips.

Child Abuse Awareness: Know the 3 R's

Child Abuse Awareness: Know the 3 R's

Learn how you can help protect children against abuse by using the 3 R's.

Keeping Your Child Mentally Fit for Summer

Keeping Your Child Mentally Fit for Summer

Here are some tips to help find a balance for kids over the summer.

What to Expect at Counseling

What to Expect at Counseling

Here are a few things to expect at your first time at counseling.

How Parents Can Prepare for Back to School Time

How Parents Can Prepare for Back to School Time

Follow our three simple steps to a successful start to the school year.

Answering Questions About Your Child's Hospital Stay

Answering Questions About Your Child's Hospital Stay

Answering questions about your child's hospital stay can cause stress and anxiety. But, it doesn't have to if you follow some simple tips.

Tools You Can Use as You Wait to See a Therapist

Tools You Can Use as You Wait to See a Therapist

We know that waitlists for services can sometimes be long. Here are a few things you may be able to do in the meantime.

Transitioning from Child to Adult Care

Transitioning from Child to Adult Care

This switch can definitely be hard, but we have 5 tips for you to make the change go as smoothly as possible

How to Search for Behavioral Health Information Online

How to Search for Behavioral Health Information Online

How do you find behavioral health information? Our experts gave us a list of good websites you can use to find information about mental health.

Eating Disorder Awareness: 3 Things You Should Know

Eating Disorder Awareness: 3 Things You Should Know

Our experts have three things you should know regarding eating disorders.

How to Start the Convo

How to Start the Convo

Learn a few, simple tips for starting this needed conversation with your kids.

North Dakota Resources

North Dakota Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in North Dakota.

North Carolina Resources

North Carolina Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in North Carolina.

New York Resources

New York Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in New York.

Oregon Resources

Oregon Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Oregon.

Oklahoma Resources

Oklahoma Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Oklahoma.

Nevada Resources

Nevada Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Nevada.

Nebraska Resources

Nebraska Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Nebraska.

Montana Resources

Montana Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Montana.

New Mexico Resources

New Mexico Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in New Mexico.

New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in New Jersey.

New Hampshire Resources

New Hampshire Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in New Hampshire.

Pennsylvania Resources

Pennsylvania Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Pennsylvania.

Washington Resources

Washington Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Washington.

Virginia Resources

Virginia Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Virginia.

Vermont Resources

Vermont Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Vermont.

Wyoming Resources

Wyoming Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Wyoming.

Wisconsin Resources

Wisconsin Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Wisconsin.

West Virginia Resources

West Virginia Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in West Virginia.

South Dakota Resources

South Dakota Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in South Dakota.

South Carolina Resources

South Carolina Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in South Carolina.

Rhode Island Resources

Rhode Island Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Rhode Island.

Utah Resources

Utah Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Utah.

Texas Resources

Texas Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Texas.

Tennessee Resources

Tennessee Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Tennessee.

Missouri Resources

Missouri Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Missouri.

Delaware Resources

Delaware Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Delaware.

Georgia Resources

Georgia Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Georgia.

Florida Resources

Florida Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Florida.

Arkansas Resources

Arkansas Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Arkansas.

Alabama Resources

Alabama Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Alabama.

California Resources

California Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in California.

Idaho Resources

Idaho Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Idaho.

Massachusetts Resources

Massachusetts Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Massachusetts.

Maryland Resources

Maryland Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Maryland.

Maine Resources

Maine Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Maine.

Mississippi Resources

Mississippi Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Mississippi.

Minnesota Resources

Minnesota Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Minnesota.

Michigan Resources

Michigan Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Michigan.

Illinois Resources

Illinois Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Illinois.

Louisiana Resources

Louisiana Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Louisiana.

Kentucky Resources

Kentucky Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Kentucky.

Kansas Resources

Kansas Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Kansas.

Hawaii Resources

Hawaii Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Hawaii.

Iowa Resources

Iowa Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Iowa.

Indiana Resources

Indiana Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Indiana.

Alaska Resources

Alaska Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Alaska.

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Connecticut.

Colorado Resources

Colorado Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Colorado.

Arizona Resources

Arizona Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Arizona.

Ohio Resources

Ohio Resources

Find children’s mental health resources in Ohio.

Columbus Resources

Columbus Resources

Do you live in Central Ohio? View a wide variety of resources that can help you or your child in a crisis.

Bullying

Bullying

Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior by a person or group that targets another person or group. It involves an imbalance of power and is usually repeated over time.

Body Image

Body Image

Body positivity is about loving yourself and others regardless of physical appearance. It’s about encouraging self-positivity, acceptance and health.

Dealing with Loss

Dealing with Loss

While loss affects us in many different ways, it’s important to learn coping strategies for our mental health.

Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is any non-accidental act that results in physical injury to a child or adolescent. Physical abuse can result from physical punishment that goes too far or when a parent or caregiver lashes out in anger.

Relationships

Relationships

When two or more people are connected and behave toward each other, we call that a relationship. Relationships can take many forms, but ultimately can be healthy or unhealthy.

School Problems

School Problems

Poor academic performance, not wanting to go to school or participate in school or strained relationships with classmates and teachers are all problems children can face at school.

Self-Harm

Self-Harm

Self-injury is the act of physically hurting oneself without the intent to die. It is a sign of emotional distress. It shows that a person has a lack of healthy coping skills.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can include both touching and non-touching behaviors. In general, no thought is given to what effect this behavior may have on the child.

Sleep

Sleep

For children and teens with a mental health disorder, sleep is especially important, as they may be more sensitive than the typical child or teen.

Suicidal Behaviors

Suicidal Behaviors

By definition, a suicide is a death caused by self-directed, harmful behavior with the intent to die as a result of the behavior.

Addiction

Addiction

Addiction refers to a wide range of compulsive behaviors. Traditionally, addiction refers to the excessive use of substances, including alcohol; prescription and illegal drugs; cigarettes; and food. Today addiction has a wider meaning for children and adolescents.

Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy emotional or behavioral reaction to a stressful event or change in a person’s life. The response happens within 3 months of the stressful event.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is one type of eating disorder in which a person severely limits the amount of food he or she eats to prevent weight gain or lose weight.

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect one out of every eight children. Untreated, young people with anxiety disorders are at a higher risk to struggle in school and in their relationships with adults and peers.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD stands for of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Young people with ADHD have a tendency to act without thinking. They tend to have a high energy level, and have trouble focusing on the task before them.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The term Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. It hinders a child’s ability to communicate and interact socially with others, sometimes severely. It also impacts the way the child thinks and behaves.

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is one type of eating disorder in which a person regularly eats excessive amounts of food (binge eats) and then attempts to eliminate (purge) the consequences of overeating by vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, fasting or exercising excessively.

Depression

Depression

Depression is a common and serious form of a childhood mental disorder. It is more severe than normal sadness. It can interfere with a child's energy, concentration, sleep and appetite.

Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders

Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders

Disruptive, impulse control and conduct disorders involve problems with controlling emotions and behaviors, which results in behaviors that violate the rights of others.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) can seriously impact a child’s daily life. Children with disruptive behavior disorders show ongoing patterns of uncooperative and defiant behavior.

Learning Disorders

Learning Disorders

A learning disorder is when a child has trouble learning in certain school subjects. The problem is bad enough to interfere with school or everyday activities.

Motor Disorders

Motor Disorders

Motor disorders are a subcategory of neurodevelopmental disorders that begin early in development. These behaviors can have physical and social consequences.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of thinking, feeling and behaving that is different from expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning and lasts over time.

Glossary of Mental Health Providers

Glossary of Mental Health Providers

Learn about the many types of mental health providers who have relevant training, specialization and skill in assessing and providing mental and behavioral health services to children and adolescents.

Day Family Fund

Day Family Fund

The Day Family is excited to announce the creation of the The Day Family Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Meet Our Champions

Meet Our Champions

Meet the business and community leaders championing children’s mental health.

Be Social

Be Social

See what people are saying about On Our Sleeves. Want to participate? Click here to get involved and share on your social media with #OnOurSleeves.

Shop for the Cause

Shop for the Cause

Purchase gifts and toys that support patients and research.

Back-to-School Guide

Back-to-School Guide

Summer has flown by and suddenly it’s time to get ready for the school year again. The transition back into the school routine is one that can often be hard for both students and caregivers.

Press

Press

View the latest news stories covering the On Our Sleeves campaign.

Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Conditions

Learn more about common mental health conditions.

Tools For You

Tools For You

Our interactive tools help you talk about children's mental health. 

Convo Starters

Convo Starters

Ask your kids their favorite joke. Or the best thing about school. Our experts have conversation starters to help you encourage discussions about thoughts and feelings in everyday life.

Get Support

Get Support

Use these resources to find support for you, a friend or family member.

Find Help

Find Help

If you are in an emergency, life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

Mental Health Concerns

Mental Health Concerns

Discover how to recognize the signs and symptoms of behavioral health concerns.

Stress

Stress

Stress is a common part of every child’s life. Children worry about their appearance, about tests and school projects, being accepted by friends, being separated from family, and more.

Advocate with Us

Advocate with Us

Use these advocacy tools to help spread awareness about children's mental health.

For Professionals

For Professionals

Our behavioral health experts have put together resources to help medical providers.