Tag: adolescent

Creative Classes Count

“No singing…” “No movement…” “No choir…” “No wind instruments…”(OK full disclosure, this gets rid of the recorder which is not an entirely bad thing if I’m honest… but I digress.) Music is the international language. We really have two viruses right now that we are battling: COVID-19 and racism. Music unites people from all different […]

Back To School During A Pandemic

If 2020 has taught us one thing it is that we need to be flexible and resilient as everything is changing, sometimes even daily. Words we have heard more than we ever thought possible include unprecedented, social distancing, pandemic, masks, etc. When it comes to Educators, your roles have had a great share of changes […]

RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT: Shared Vocabulary

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we understand that discussing depression can be a challenging topic. As an educator or social worker, you are considered a trusted adult to the students who come to you. And while we realize this isn’t always part of your typical lesson plan, we know teaching good mental health is also a valuable […]

You Are Not Alone

Depression is not a bad word, nor is it a diagnosis to be ashamed of a diagnosis. Chances are, every day you encounter a person with a mental health disorder. In fact, depression is the most common mental health disorder in teens. Did you know that: Each year, 1 in 8 teens experience depression Suicide […]

Spreading Hope, Saving Lives

It seems as if lately we cannot escape the media captivation with the topic of youth suicide, and more specifically, why it happens. The recent pandemic has stressed that depression and anxiety will be elevated and mental health will be affected by the sudden changes everyone experienced. Although it is impossible to explain every situation, […]