Category: For Parents

Seasonal Affective Disorder

September often marks a big transition–the end of summer, the start of a new school year and shorter daylight hours. While some people look forward to all things pumpkin spiced and sweatshirt weather returning, others approach this change with genuine concern. Unfortunately, this year, coupled with the continued social distancing, we anticipate it being difficult […]

Be A Friend, Find A Friend

March 13, 2020, me and my friends pack up to leave school, excited about the extended spring break. True, all of our plans to travel had been canceled due to this new virus that had just started spreading across the country. Did I ever think that when I walked out the door that day I […]

Embrace the Chaos

We are living in a time that is different from any other time in history on many levels. For many, it seems like we are living in a state of perpetual chaos. COVID-19 has put a spotlight on uncertainty, created the need to isolate and lose connections with support systems and has raised feelings of […]

RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT: Shared Vocabulary

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we understand that discussing depression can be a challenging topic. As an educator or social worker, you are considered a trusted adult to the students who come to you. And while we realize this isn’t always part of your typical lesson plan, we know teaching good mental health is also a valuable […]

Decoding the Secret Message

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages10-24, making up 19.2% of all deaths among young people in 2017? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates for people aged 10 to 24 increased by 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Young people experiencing […]