Category: For Supporters

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 […]

Raise Awareness for Teen Mental Health

Erika’s Lighthouse has grown in the past 17 years from providing mental health education to a few suburban Chicago schools to now providing a comprehensive mental health education program to more than 1 million students nationwide. The Erika’s Lighthouse community includes: Teachers and school administrators who have taught the no-cost, evidence-informed suicide prevention programming, Middle-schoolers […]

Positivity Pledge Prevails

Last month, more than 375 students, parents, and educators took the Erika’s Lighthouse Positivity Pledge. That is at least 11,625 acts of putting some positivity in the world. How great is that?? Many thanks to all of you who signed the pledge and those who engaged their family and friends to support their commitment to […]

Team Resilience – Runner, Volunteer and Young Adult Board Member

Team Resilience is comprised of all of the amazing athletes that have come together to support Erika’s Lighthouse in the mission to Get Depression Out of the Dark. Our team ranges from twenty to seventy-year-olds, first-time runners, to marathon experts. What do they all have in common? The desire to make a difference. We are […]

Shine A Light On Mental Health

You have the power to help address the serious and increasing mental health challenges affecting teens today.  Shine a Light is your opportunity to help get depression out of the dark and to recognize, honor, and celebrate the people and events that are important to you. Through the Shine A Light campaign, you can create […]