All proceeds from this auction benefit the Nationwide Children's Hospital #OnOurSleeves movement. The 2020 Columbus Crew SC Opening Match Jersey Auction benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital's #OnOurSleeves campaign will run through Sunday, May 31st at 12:30 pm. Items will be mailed out following the conclusion of the auction.
The On Our Sleeves movement, launched on World Mental Health Day 2018, is on a national mission to break the silence surrounding children's mental health. With free on-line content and resources, On Our Sleeves is offering hope to families navigating mental health issues in their own lives. There are also conversation starters and tips for friends, families and co-workers who want to support children living with mental illness.
All content and resources have been developed with the mental health experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Working with one of America's leading voices in pediatric mental health, we are determined to offer hope. On Our Sleeves has created a network of support around the millions of families around the country living with mental illness by addressing the stigma associated with this diagnosis and providing the tools necessary to improve behavioral health outcomes.
In addition to advocacy and education, On Our Sleeves aims to accelerate Behavioral Health research. This research begins at Nationwide Children's. In March 2020, the hospital opened its doors to the largest freestanding facility in the nation dedicated to child and adolescent behavioral health - the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion. The goal of the Pavilion is to develop a national model for pediatric mental health care and research. It is home to the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, where experts are working to better understand the causes and most effective treatment of behavioral health conditions, develop targeted prevention efforts and expand clinical access. Research findings will be freely shared to improve care for children everywhere. These discoveries will ultimately fulfill our mission and the promise of On Our Sleeves to improve outcomes for children living with mental illness.