Category: For Supporters

Art Auction Benefits Winnetka Youth Mental Health Nonprofit

WINNETKA, IL — A Glencoe-based artist is using her work to support a local nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about teen mental health and depression. Angelina Vivant has collaborated with Winnetka-based Erika’s Lighthouse to auction off an oil painting that she customized for the organization to capture themes of hope and replenishment, the nonprofit […]

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 […]

Join Us On Our Journey

Erika’s Lighthouse is proud to announce a change to our programs for the 2021-22 School Year. Our Program Realignment initiative will create more integration between our programs to maximize efficiency and effectiveness that supports real cultural change in schools. We are shifting our programming to be more aligned, more integrated and more comprehensive. We are […]

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 […]