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Key Club Raises Funds to Support Mental Health

Key Club Raises Funds to Support Mental Health

The Wilmot Union High School Key Club raised funds to support mental health education by hosting a Snowball Dance at their school. Hello! My name is Katherine Bubel and I am part of the Wilmot Union High School’s Key Club. If you don’t know what Key Club is, it is a...

Support Erika’s Lighthouse in Kind and Volunteering

Support Erika’s Lighthouse in Kind and Volunteering

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we believe in creating a more equitable and inclusive world around mental health. We want every student in every school to have access to mental health education programs that change the narrative around stigma, depression, and suicide. That is...

Mental Health is School Health  By: Jeanie Alter, PhD

Mental Health is School Health
By: Jeanie Alter, PhD

The American School Health Association (ASHA) is a national, multidisciplinary professional association that collaborates with Erika’s Lighthouse and others on a mental health initiative – Shine Light on Depression. ASHA’s work centers around connecting health and...

Parenthood By: Nell Osborne

Parenthood By: Nell Osborne

A Heart on the Outside of the Body That is what it's like having children. That’s what we’re told and we accept that as how it is. However, I am sitting here thinking, Uhm. Okay. But how in the world do I live my life if my heart is outside of my body? How do I go to...

Signs & Symptoms of Adolescent Depression

Signs & Symptoms of Adolescent Depression

Adolescent depression is real, serious and treatable. However, adolescence is a time of major changes, both physically and emotionally. That may make it difficult to identify beyond typical adolescent behavior, but by looking for the signs and symptoms of depression,...

The Importance of Reaching Out to a Trusted Adult

The Importance of Reaching Out to a Trusted Adult

Trigger Warning: Suicidal Ideation My Story I have always been someone who is afraid of reaching out for help. However, that had to change when at the end of freshman year I reached a point where I could not...

Educators Speak Out for Erika’s Lighthouse

New Professional Community Ambassadors program is up and running! Our newly launched Professional Community Ambassadors (PCA) program brings together volunteers nationwide to help Erika’s Lighthouse reach more youth. This group of dedicated professionals is made up of...