Those who are close to myself and my family know how important shattering the stigmas around mental health is.
For those who don’t know our story, we have an 13 year old, Jack, who has been receiving care at NCH for behavioral health since he was 8. When he was just 8 years old, Jack began showing signs of heightened anxiety, depression and suicide ideation.
In past years we have had multiple ER visits, calls to the Franklin county youth crisis line and a wonderful team of doctors and counselors who are helping to light the path of our journey.
Although everyday is far from perfect, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the strength and determination of Jack and endless support from friends, family, teachers and the hospital.
As a family, we want nothing more than to break down the walls of the stigma surrounding mental health issues by talking about it, sharing our story and helping others.
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On behalf of the patients and families of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, thank you for your support!