What We Do

 

We educate school 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 ›

Find out if you need help for depression.

Go to the Teen Depression Toolbox ›

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

Who We Help
Teens

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

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.

Our Community

// Upcoming Events //

Mar 01
Young Adult Board Event ›

Are you a young professional and interested in getting involved with a nonprofit organization? Learn about joining our Young Adult Board!

May 12
Spring Fundraising Event ›

Stay tuned for information about our spring gala on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, IL.

Oct 07
Bank of America Chicago Marathon ›

Support Team Erika's Lighthouse at the 2018 Bank of America 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.