Every student deserves good mental health.
Our Program Pillars
We work upstream, putting easy-to-use school mental health programs in place to end the youth mental health crisis at the start.
Educational lessons about mental health, depression and suicide.
Good mental health clubs to empower young people to change the world.
Programs and resources for families to be partners in mental health.
Together, these pillars can promote an inclusive school culture around mental health.
Turning Loss into Action
Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression was founded in 2004 by Virginia and Thomas Neuckranz after their daughter Erika lost her life to depression. Along with their family, friends and community they have a goal of creating free mental health programs for schools to Get Depression Out of the Dark.
Our School Mental Health Programs Resonate
“We have been implementing lessons and have been able to support and reach students that would typically fly under the radar. We are grateful for the partnership!”
Health Educator, Illinois
“The resources are exceptional. The multitude of resources are friendly and non-intimidating so people are motivated to learn more and not feel so overwhelmed.”
Parent, New Jersey
“I have gotten the courage to talk to a counselor about a family member in the high school building who was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.”