What We Do

 

We educate communities about teen depression,  eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.

Take the Teen Depression Test ›

See if you have teen depression and learn about how to get the help you need.

Go to the Teen Depression Toolbox ›

Learn about teen depression, treatment, how to cope and how to help a friend. 

Who We Help
Teens

We believe that when teens know about depression, they are more likely to get the help they need, and deserve.

Young Adults

We believe that, as our future leaders, young adults should be engaged in education and advocacy about depression and mental health.

Parents

We believe that parents should be armed with fact-based and practical mental health information.

Schools

We believe that mental health education must begin at school and should be hopeful, helpful and easy to use.

Health Professionals

We believe in the importance of building a strong alliance with healthcare professionals, providing useful information to serve their patients.

Community Organizations

We believe that when everyone in a community has a common understanding about mental illness, we can reduce stigma and protect lives.

Our Community

// Upcoming Events //

Apr 30
4th Annual Lillian C. Millman Mother's Day Event ›

The 4th Annual Lillian C. Millman Mother’s Day Event - Benefiting Erika's Lighthouse

Jul 16
Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 5K, 10K & Half Marathon ›

Run for Team Erika's Lighthouse in this year's Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 5K, 10K, or half marathon! Every step taken and dollar raised supports our mission to Get Depression Out of the Dark.

Oct 09
Bank of America Chicago Marathon ›

Find out more about how to join Team Erika's Lighthouse for the 2016 Chicago Marathon!

With your help, we educate school communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.