Category: For Parents

Erika’s Lighthouse is Helping Communities Address the Surgeon General’s Advisory

Youth mental health challenges have been on the rise over the past several years, however the ongoing pandemic has added a renewed sense of urgency. Adolescents were already feeling isolated prior to the pandemic and this only increased beginning in March 2020. We know that the number of ER visits for young people experiencing suicidal […]

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Shining Light for Childhood-Teen Depression

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Shining Light For Childhood-Teen Depression Kiwanis International, Local Nonprofit Establish Partnership By Denise Fleischer | on September 01, 2021 You can view the article HERE Kiwanis International recently announced a new partnership with Erika’s Lighthouse that will empower students participating in Kiwanis youth programs by providing them with the tools they need to deal with mental […]

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 […]