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Who We Are:
A Teen Depression Education Organization
Erika's Lighthouse is a not-for-profit teen depression and mental health education organization that provides free and effective programming to schools, teens, parents, young adults, health professionals and community organizations.
What We Believe:
Teen Depression Education is Suicide Prevention
It is our strong belief that the failure to recognize the symptoms of teen depression and the stigma associated with mental illness prevent teens from getting the help they deserve.
Understanding that teen depression is the largest risk factor for teen suicide, our approach is to provide accessible depression and mental health education, promoting early identification and treatment of teen depression.
Depression education creates a safe environment for teens to talk about mental health. It removes the barriers to treatment and protects young lives. Our programming is guided by the message that teen depression is common and can be serious, but it is treatable. There is hope.
The Erika's Lighthouse philosophy is that in order for our programs to be successful, we must be flexible. We provide the guidance, materials and support required to implement depression and mental health education programs that respect a community’s culture and is authentic to their voice.
If you are interested in bringing an Erika’s Lighthouse program into your community, contact us and we can work together to identify a program appropriate for your school or group.
Concerned you or someone you care about may have depression?
Take the Teen Depression Test.
NEW PROGRAM TEASER!
Stories of Hope & Health
Take a peek at a teaser of our newest program, Teen Depression: Stories of Hope & Health. This video-based classroom program is a "first look" at teen depression following five diverse young people sharing their real stories of hope and resilience. Watch now
New video! A 360 degree perspective of overcoming teen depression
A great conversation starter for parents and teens or to use as an educational tool for students and professionals. Watch now
What I Wish My
Real Teenagers Talking About Depression
What does depression feel like? Watch "Real Teenagers Talking about Adolescent Depression"