Tag: mental health

The Erika’s Lighthouse Perspective to the Center for Disease Control’s Recent Youth Survey on School Connectedness and Mental Health

An examination of the mental health impact of COVID-19 and how connectedness to school, family, friends and community groups impact mental health outcomes. Please note: Numbers represent the highlighted annotations on this CDC report. The Erika’s Lighthouse programs firmly center on the student, allowing teens to find their voices and speak up about mental health. […]

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 […]

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