Tag: mental health

Depression Education IS Suicide Prevention

One of the unique aspects of Erika’s Lighthouse programming is that we believe that depression education is suicide awareness and prevention. When Erika’s Lighthouse began, conversations around good mental health were rarely if ever discussed in the classroom. Our founders felt it was important to not just focus on suicide and depression but to develop […]

Raise Awareness for Teen Mental Health

Erika’s Lighthouse has grown in the past 17 years from providing mental health education to a few suburban Chicago schools to now providing a comprehensive mental health education program to more than 1 million students nationwide. The Erika’s Lighthouse community includes: Teachers and school administrators who have taught the no-cost, evidence-informed suicide prevention programming, Middle-schoolers […]

Positivity Pledge Prevails

Last month, more than 375 students, parents, and educators took the Erika’s Lighthouse Positivity Pledge. That is at least 11,625 acts of putting some positivity in the world. How great is that?? Many thanks to all of you who signed the pledge and those who engaged their family and friends to support their commitment to […]

Implementing The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ALIGNING YOUR TEAM An important part of a well-rounded school policy around suicide prevention is alignment across various levels within a school or district, including all staff. Students spend most of their time each day in school and, for that reason, adults in a school setting are often the first to notice that […]

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