One in five children lives with a significantly impairing mental illness and suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-25 year olds. Because kids don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, we don’t know what they might be going through.
Almost a year ago on World Mental Health day, Nationwide Children’s Hospital launched a movement called ‘On Our Sleeves’ with a promise of advocacy, education and fundraising for this critical pediatric mental health crisis. One important supporter of this movement is the corporate community including partners like Justice, 31 Gifts Big Lots and Nationwide.
In this episode of Cause Talk Radio, Megan talks with Karri Schildmeyer, Senior Director of Corporate Alliance Marketing for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Niki Shafer, Senior VP of Outreach for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation about this important issue of children’s mental health and what they’ve learned in year one of the ‘On Our Sleeves’ initiative.