Why This Matters to You

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The statistics are sobering.

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, we are determined to offer hope to millions of families around the country through the work we're doing to address stigma, change the conversation and improve behavioral health outcomes.

50% of all lifetime mental illness starts by age 14.

Join us to be part of the movement to transform children's mental health.


What We Are Doing

Suicide Prevention and Research

The Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR) at Nationwide Children's Hospital was created to address the growing problem of suicide among youth in central Ohio.

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Center for Biobehavioral Health

The Center for Biobehavioral Health seeks to improve the health and health care of children, adolescents, and their families through behavioral research on vulnerable individuals and populations.

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The Institute for Genomic Medicine

The Institute for Genomic Medicine combines a robust clinical laboratory with genome scientists and clinical geneticists to optimize patient care.

"It can serve as a catalyst, when someone steps out and says, 'Hey, this is a big problem and we're willing to invest in these services.'"
- Dr. David Axelson, chief of Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's









The Nationwide Children's Foundation serves to further the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital while meeting donor philanthropic goals. Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 31-1036370)