On Our Sleeves

A national movement to promote children’s mental wellness and prevent crises.

Because kids don’t always wear their thoughts on their sleeves, it can be difficult to tell when a child is struggling.

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Tools to Connect with Children

Parents, caregivers and teachers can all play important roles in the lives of children. Making time to work on your relationship with a child sets the tone for a good bond going forward. Once a positive connection is made, and a child knows they can talk to you, you can be a source of support to help the child thrive.


Our Mission

The mission of On Our Sleeves is to provide every community access to free, evidenced-informed educational resources necessary for breaking stigmas about child mental health, and educating families and advocates. We also support access to services by connecting families to trusted local resources.

It’s time to have an important local and national conversation about children’s mental health. It’s time to raise our voices for this important cause.

Browse the Guides

Created by behavioral health experts, these tools provide education and action-oriented strategies to start conversations and boost mental wellness in children during your everyday life.

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Join us in supporting the movement to transform children's mental health. Show children and families battling pediatric mental illness that we're all in.


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Find Help Now

For help, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Hotline – 988, or text the Crisis Text Line by texting "START" to 741-741. If there is an immediate safety concern, call 911 or go the nearest emergency room.

Florida Mental Health Resources for Children


million kids have been the victims of bullying


of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14

1 in 5

kids have a mental illness

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