Category: For Teens

You CAN Overcome

Hey friend! Yes you! Chances are that if you stumbled across this post, you or someone you know is having a rough time right now. And maybe it’s been going on for a while.  There may be days where that depression hits hard, and you sit alone in your home with thoughts racing through your […]

Why Mental Health Advocacy Is Important to Me

Teen mental health is a very important topic to me. As someone who has struggled, bringing light to the importance of advocacy for teens is something I believe is necessary. I have always been someone who has believed in the power of doing good. Raising awareness for something that is so important to me seemed […]

Starting A Teen Club to Protect Mental Health

I recently started an Erika’s Lighthouse Teen Club at my school. Since the club’s first meeting, my friends and I have discussed and explored many mental health topics, such as stress management and art therapy! The club and I are very excited about all of our meetings in the upcoming year. Why did you want […]

Revisiting 2020

2020 continues to spark some serious divisiveness. From politics to the pandemic, many are ecstatic to celebrate a new year and hope for brighter times ahead. There is no longer a sense that normal is boring. But, despite the challenges from this year – there are also moments we can cherish. For me it is […]

Fake It Till You Make It

Being a teenager with depression feels lonely, dark, and wrong in every way. Why should I be sad when I have an amazing loving family and a group of friends to always laugh with? The constant ring in your ear of, “What’s wrong with me?” There’s not always an answer to why you are feeling […]