Tag: mental health

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 […]

CDC Report on Youth Mental Health: The Erika’s Lighthouse Perspective

  In April, the CDC published a report on youth mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics are grim. But the survey also offers hope. Teens who feel connected at school report much lower rates of poor mental health. And schools can play an important role in supporting students’ mental health. Erika’s Lighthouse is […]

10 Advantages of Erika’s Lighthouse

Our programs can work in any school community. 1. Wraparound Programming We don’t just offer a standalone curriculum, we believe in impacting the whole school by promoting inclusive school cultures through our four pillars of programs – Classroom Education, Teen Empowerment, Family Engagement and School Policy & Staff. 2. Real Teens, Real Empowerment We believe […]

Erika’s Lighthouse is Helping Communities Address the Surgeon General’s Advisory

Youth mental health challenges have been on the rise over the past several years, however the ongoing pandemic has added a renewed sense of urgency. Adolescents were already feeling isolated prior to the pandemic and this only increased beginning in March 2020. We know that the number of ER visits for young people experiencing suicidal […]

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 […]