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Kids don’t wear their mental health on their sleeves. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, help us break the stigma and gives kids a voice. No action is too small. No voice is too young. Together, we can transform children’s mental health.
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10 Ways to Be an Advocate

Advocating for children's mental health is something everyone can do! Not sure how to get started? Check out many ways you can raise your voice for children's mental health. No action is too small!

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Children’s mental health is an often overlooked and vastly underfunded component of pediatric health and research. Join the movement by fundraising for children's mental health with On Our Sleeves.

Fundraising gives YOU the unique opportunity to share what On Our Sleeves means to you. Choose from many ways to start fundraising. And all ages, from kids and older, are welcome to join!

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Meet Our Advocates

On Our Sleeves has inspired others to advocate for children's mental health. Meet some of our
 advocates who wear their mental health on their sleeves.

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Julia

Julia, Patient Advocate

Life no longer felt manageable for 17-year-old Julia when she walked into Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services. But, the good news is, Julia got help. Her journey is a testament to the fact that it can get better.

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Katie Wion, Parent Advocate

Parent advocate Katie Wion used content on her social media to educate others. She received an overwhelming response of support that showed that people want to learn more, offer support and lend assistance.

Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Cole, Employee Advocate

As a registered nurse, Elizabeth Cole sees firsthand the impact mental health has on children and their families. She was inspired by her work and interaction with her daughters’ peers to spread the message of On Our Sleeves.

 

Advocacy Tools

Being a mental health advocate is easy. Just use your voice, your actions and these On Our Sleeves
advocacy tools to get started.

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Your Summer Guide to Mental Health

On Our Sleeves has created a guide to help you maintain structure and keep your kids mentally fit.

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Pledge to Be an Advocate

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

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Advocacy Toolkit

Access our online hub filled education, statistics and resources that you can share with your personal and professional networks.

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Video Resources

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

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Take the Kindness Challenge

Take the On Our Sleeves Kindness Challenge - now updated with virtual and at-home activities!

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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.

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Support the movement to transform children's mental health by purchasing On Our Sleeves branded items that support mental and behavioral health research.

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