All proceeds from the Columbus Crew SC + NCH 2020 MLS Cup Championship Auction benefit the Nationwide Children's Hospital #OnOurSleeves movement. This auction benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital's #OnOurSleeves campaign will run through Thursday, April 8th at 7:30 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. Because children don't wear their thoughts on their sleeves, we need to give them a voice. Our mission is to provide every community in America access to free, evidenced-based educational resources necessary for breaking stigmas about child mental health and educating families and advocates.
All resources have been developed with the behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Working with one of America's leading voices in pediatric mental health, we are providing access to trusted resources so that no child or family struggles alone.
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 of suicide in order to prevent it. Our researchers at Nationwide Children's are working to understand the most effective treatment of behavioral health conditions, develop targeted prevention efforts and expand clinical access. Research findings will be shared to improve care for children everywhere. These discoveries will ultimately fulfill the promise of On Our Sleeves that together, we will save children's lives.