Wow, I had no idea about this:
“The Days’ decision to focus on mental health in their first major philanthropic effort as the first couple of Ohio State football stems, in part, from the fact that their own family has been directly impacted by the effects of mental illness.
In announcing the creation of his fund on Wednesday, Day revealed that his father died by suicide in 1988, when he was just 9 years old. As Day gradually came to terms with his father’s death over the past three decades, he came to understand that mental health is an issue that affects people all over the world – and now, he’s in a position to help do something about it. “
As someone who is likewise very concerned about mental health and suicide prevention, I’m very happy to see the Ohio State coach and his wife not only putting some significant money into this program with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, but also sharing his own story as well.