Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $50,000 Donation from Mom of Two Young Adults, to Help Support Signs of Suicide® and Big Lots Behavioral Health Services Mood and Anxiety Program

December 16, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital today announced a $50,000 gift from Maureen Considine Gharrity, Founding Director of Quinn’s Memorial Foundation and Erinn’s Grace Foundation both created to honor her two children, as a gift as well as philanthropic efforts. The funding will support the nationally recognized Signs of Suicide® (SOS) Prevention Program and The Mood and Anxiety Program at Nationwide Children’s.

“These two programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital work directly to assist with challenges currently seen in young adults such as mental health, suicide and anxiety,” said Considine Gharrity. “This made partnering with Nationwide Children’s such an easy decision. The ability to be involved in groundbreaking programs is an opportunity I wanted to be a part of.”

Offered to schools across central and southeastern Ohio at no cost, SOS provides evidence-based prevention tools that raise awareness of suicide, teach students about risk factors for depression and suicide and provide students with ways to access support.

Experts at Nationwide Children’s Center for Suicide Prevention and Research in The Abigail Wexner Research Institute emphasize that suicide is preventable and trains students and educators on the ACT® message. 

  • Acknowledge there is a serious concern
  • Show the person you Care
  • Tell a trusted adult

Dedicated to serving the needs of adolescents with a primary diagnosis of a mood or anxiety disorder, The Mood and Anxiety Program is housed in the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion. Comprised of a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, medical assistants, counselors, social workers and psychologists, the gift will help develop innovative treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.

Considine Gharrity, a certified life, business, and wealth coach, is the Founder and CEO of Finding Your Way Coaching. She works directly with business owners, and executives to help them grow their wealth, improve their health and be in their true creativity, without working harder.

She is passionate about improving the lives of teens and young adults throughout Ohio and the country. She designates a portion of her business revenue toward the social programs.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems providing unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child. Integrated clinical and research programs, as well as prioritizing quality and safety, are part of what allows Nationwide Children’s to advance its unique model of care. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 14,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities. More information is available at