Mental Health Resources for Your Child

We know it can be difficult to find help for mental and behavioral health. On Our Sleeves' national directory helps you find resources in your area, close to your child's support system and community. Find Resources in Your State

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Every day in the news we see headlines around mental health, including the increased rate of suicide, depression, and more.

On Our Sleeves provides information from the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to learn more about mental health conditions and support anyone dealing with a mental health concern.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

 

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Conversation Starters

Helping children learn to talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences when they have your full attention provides a safe opportunity for them to express themselves. Our experts have conversation starters to help you encourage these discussions.

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Identifying Mental Health Concerns

There are many mental health concerns that, when ignored, can contribute to a mental health diagnosis. Our experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have put together resources to provide guidance when your child might be showing any of the behaviors below.

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Understanding Mental Health Conditions

The first step to becoming an advocate for a child who is struggling or who may be struggling with their mental health is to become educated about the topic. On Our Sleeves provides educational resources from the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help you learn more about a variety of mental health conditions and other concerns.

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When a child has a physical illness, we know what to do. But navigating behavioral health concerns can be challenging. On Our Sleeves has resources to help with your mental health journey - from finding a provider to dealing with a diagnosis and showing support.

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