Category: Parent Handbook

White Paper: Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Implementing Effective Prevention Strategies

Download the White Paper > Abstract Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources is the recognized policy for effective district-level engagement for suicide prevention in schools around the country. Developed by thought leaders in education and suicide prevention, it is the policy Erika’s Lighthouse has supported and shared since its […]

Continuously Striving to Reach New Populations

As we close out 2019 and look ahead to 2020 and beyond, Erika’s Lighthouse is excited about new possibilities and reaching new populations. Over the past few years, Erika’s Lighthouse has successfully implemented classroom-based programming in diverse school districts around the country. Our middle and high school programs are being offered in schools ranging from […]

Talking to the School About Your Child’s Depression: An Excerpt from the Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression

  With the beginning of the school year right around the corner, we know many parents of children with depression have questions on how to talk to their child’s school about their illness. We’ve taken a chapter out of our Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression to highlight how to go about ensuring your teen is […]

Getting Depression Out of the Dark…One Post at a Time

Welcome to our blog. Erika’s Lighthouse is a grassroots, educational organization dedicated to raising awareness of depression and mental health for teens and adolescents. It is estimated that anywhere from 15-20% of young people under the age of 20 will suffer at least one depressive episode. Often, even closest friends and family won’t understand the depth […]