Category: For Educators

Five Reasons To Start A Teen Empowerment Club

An Erika’s Lighthouse Teen Empowerment Club is a school club that empowers and educates to eliminate stigma. In a Teen Empowerment Club, students are given a chance to make a difference in their school and normalize mental illness, promote good mental health and build a culture of inclusiveness throughout the year. The top five reasons […]

5 Reasons Your School Needs Erika’s Lighthouse Free Programming

Mental illness and suicide are closely connected. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, “90% of young people who die of suicide have a mental health condition at the time of their death”. This demonstrates that suicide prevention programming should not be offered independently of broader mental health education. Erika’s Lighthouse is a provider […]

Depression Education IS Suicide Prevention

One of the unique aspects of Erika’s Lighthouse programming is that we believe that depression education is suicide awareness and prevention. When Erika’s Lighthouse began, conversations around good mental health were rarely if ever discussed in the classroom. Our founders felt it was important to not just focus on suicide and depression but to develop […]

Implementing The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ALIGNING YOUR TEAM An important part of a well-rounded school policy around suicide prevention is alignment across various levels within a school or district, including all staff. Students spend most of their time each day in school and, for that reason, adults in a school setting are often the first to notice that […]

The Relaxing Days of Summer

Parents and educators are as ‘over’ this school year as the students are. The Erika’s Lighthouse team has read countless parent posts on various websites saying the same thing; they are beside themselves witnessing their once-strong student now struggling or losing complete interest in school. This is true of all learning methods — online, in-person […]