Tag: depression

Erika’s Lighthouse Shines A Light On Depression

The pages of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School junior Sylvana Prieto’s leather journal are covered with messy doodles, notes and illustrations. Journaling is one of the many coping skills that students, including Prieto, learn through the program Erika’s Lighthouse, which teaches students about depression. “I think [Erika’s Lighthouse] was helpful,” 16-year-old Prieto said. “I liked […]

Coming Together So No Teen Feels Alone

Erika’s Lighthouse has grown and people are becoming more open to talking about mental health. It does have an impact on people. Even if you don’t see it directly, talking about this has helped me be more open to talking about it with friends and family or whoever may need help. – Allison, Teen Empowerment […]

When The Outside Does Not Match The Inside

I am the parent of a suicide survivor. Even typing these words brings on a whirlwind of emotions. I remember the day my son attempted to take his life and the shock and sadness I felt that somehow I had completely failed him. How did I not see that he was hurting so badly, that […]

A Parent’s Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression

Somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of our children and teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood. These episodes come in many forms—ranging from the child who doesn’t want to go to school to the teen who is constantly in a rage to the withdrawn child who barely speaks. […]