Why we do what we do Erika’s Lighthouse was founded in 2014, with a mission to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We have created professional, evidence-informed middle and high school teen depression awareness programs free of charge. This enables […]
The holiday season can be joyful, exciting, heartwarming, and fun. It can also be incredibly stressful, lonely, and overwhelming.
Giving Tuesday is quickly approaching. Did you know that Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday)? It is always five days after the US holiday. Giving Tuesday has been praised […]
Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression is determined and dedicated to providing high-quality classroom-based programs to raise awareness and understanding of depression and suicide awareness. The goal is to promote help-seeking behavior – to ensure teens locate and receive the support they need to thrive. In this effort, it is our responsibility […]
15 years ago, my family lost a close friend. Erika Neuckranz lost her life to adolescent depression at just 14 years old. Erika was like a 3rd sister to me, similar in age to my two older sisters. She was our next door neighbor in Chicago, and one of the brightest spirits I can remember. […]