Category: For Parents

Broken Open

Nine years ago, my son T.J.’s death shattered my soul. Reflecting on the days and weeks following his death I remember a push and pull deep inside moving me forward on a wave of love and kindness.

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 […]

Get Depression Out of the Dark

Why we do what we do Erika’s Lighthouse was founded in 2014, with a mission to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We have created professional, evidence-informed middle and high school teen depression awareness programs free of charge. This enables […]

Crossing the Finals Finish Line

It’s that time of year—the dreaded F word—FINALS. Students everywhere are getting anxious for the worst week of the semester, with mid-terms being a close second. It is safe to say there is a lot of dread, denial, and procrastination. Finals week brings an overwhelming amount of stress. If you have worked hard and kept […]

Living With A Silent Disability

What does anxiety feel like? Heart pounding, unable to sleep, scared, restless; sounds like sitting in a scary movie, right? No, just a few of the feelings one gets when living with severe anxiety. Anxiety in and of itself is a disability. However, living with it and working to overcome it, I have found strengths […]