Welcome to our blog.
Erika’s Lighthouse is a grassroots, educational organization dedicated to raising awareness of depression and mental health for teens and adolescents. It is estimated that anywhere from 15-20% of young people under the age of 20 will suffer at least one depressive episode. Often, even closest friends and family won’t understand the depth of suffering and stigma.
Erika’s Lighthouse strives to break stigma and educate others about mental health issues through our programs directed at educators, parents, health care professionals and young people themselves. We strongly believe that providing information about depression helps people identify the warning signs early, reduces feelings of shame and stigma and provides a pathway to treatment.
The hope for this blog is to follow our mission and create a space for people to learn about depression, find hope, get help and feel better. Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope we have been able to help you on your journey. Remember, you are not alone, there is help and hope.