Tag: advocacy

NBA’s Kyle Anderson Returns For Depression Awareness Fundraiser

Kyle Anderson, a productive NBA small-forward on the Memphis Grizzlies who is approaching his sixth season, returned to his hometown of North Bergen, with plans to do more than catch up with relatives who still live locally. On Aug. 11 and 12, Anderson hosted a Celebrate Life Day basketball tournament and clinic. He began running […]

Mental Health Education Mandated Laws

Physical education is required in schools, but what about mental health? Last Fall, New York and Virginia became the first two states to implement a new law which mandates mental health education in schools. This Summer, Florida also made mental health classes mandatory in public schools. Mary Ellen Elia, New York’s State Education Commissioner, says […]

The First Ever “Beacon Award”

It’s been an incredible 15 years and we want to share with you Peggy Kubert’s, Director of Education, acceptance speech for “The Beacon Award,” which she gave at this year’s gala! I am honored and proud to have played a part in the shaping of Erika’s Lighthouse for the last 13 years.  Even before I […]

Deaths Focus Attention On Suicide Prevention

An Orlando high school student recently killed herself in the high school auditorium after asking permission to go to the bathroom, and two survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have died in apparent suicides. Such tragedies send chills through school officials. Could this happen in your district? Depression affects nearly 20 […]

Celebrating 15 Years as A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Erika’s Lighthouse is celebrating its 15 year anniversary! I can’t believe how much we’ve grown over the years. In 2004, after the loss of their daughter Erika, founders Ginny and Tom Neuckranz set out to prevent this from ever happening to another child. In April 2004, our first meeting was held and by May, Erika’s […]

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