Tag: classroom resources

How Culture Affects Mental Health
By: Patricia Voloschin-Weiner, LCPC

Cultural Differences & Mental Health An aspect of identity that is often overlooked is culture. Schools need to be focused and remain vigilant about unique cultural distinctions relating to students. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, religion, race, and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health concerns.  In fact, a number of […]

Erika’s Lighthouse Program Report 2021-22

How many students did Erika’s Lighthouse reach this past school year? Erika’s Lighthouse is reaching more students than ever with our evidence-informed programs and resources. Our programs impact students, educators, and families, so everyone has the knowledge and resources to support student mental health. Program Report Overview Erika’s Lighthouse program report stated we reached 403,000 students […]

Mental Health Education: The Power of Programs with Impact

Erika’s Lighthouse Core Value Series Part 1: Classroom Education Do you think students would benefit from depression and mental health education in your community? According to the Pew Research Center, the number of teens experiencing depression has increased by 59% between 2007 and 2017. There is a growing need for depression education and suicide awareness […]

A Partnership Between Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day

Chicago, Ill., September 6, 2022 – Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day announced a partnership today to collaborate and cross-promote their resources to promote a culture of positive mental health and well-being among students in grades 4-12.  Erika’s Lighthouse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health […]

How Schools Can Promote Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Teenage Depression

Educators are often the first to notice mental health issues in children. That’s why throughout the month of October, we observe National Depression Education & Awareness Month, which aims to recognize signs, symptoms and treatments of depression. Depression among youth and teens continues to climb. According to Mental Health America, nearly 14% of youth (ages […]