COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Big Lots and Nationwide Children’s Hospital partnered up to spark the conversation on children’s behavioral health ahead of the upcoming opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion.

Jeremy Ball, Big Lots Vice President of Internal Communications and Philanthropy, says addressing these issues takes teamwork and plans to help the community that gives so much.

“Our foundation has a real commitment to making sure we build up the communities that have helped us build our business. Nationwide Children’s had a vision that they wanted to be a leader in the space of pediatric behavioral health and they said to us we can’t do this without a partner,” said Ball.

According to the company, they’ve been based in Columbus for more than 50 years and take pride in being part of the Central Ohio community.

If you are interested in visiting the Big Lots Pavilion for Behavioral Health, there is an open house this Sunday, March 1 from 11am to 3pm. You can learn more and RVSP here.


If someone you care about is in an emergency, life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department. For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, please call your county’s psychiatric crisis line number. In Franklin County, call (614) 722-1800 for youth and adolescents 17 and under. Ages 18 and older should call (614) 276-2273. If someone you care about is having thoughts of suicide or needs to talk, encourage them to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, you can text “START” to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

This content, in partnership with NBC4, is sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital