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. […]
“THE ERIKA’S LIGHTHOUSE CURRICULUM WORKS!!!!” So many of our students really listened and heard the message of your curriculum!!! They heard it, they thought about what they’re feeling, and they asked for help! THEY ASKED FOR HELP! That’s truly the whole point, right? Awareness, understanding, and not being afraid to confront what you’re feeling and […]