Tag: prevention

White Paper: Integrating Mental Health into the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model for School Health

Download the PDF > Abstract The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC, pronounced “wisk”) Model is an ideal framework for school communities to assess, plan and implement healthy school policies in a coordinated fashion. Erika’s Lighthouse supports this model in its attempt to create cultural change within schools to boost the physical and mental […]

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 […]

Ep 1: Depression Education is Suicide Prevention

Peggy Kubert, LCSW, Senior Director of Education, Erika’s Lighthouse speaks about the changes in School Mental Health over the past 15 years, how Erika’s Lighthouse curriculum provides an upstream alternative or complement to suicide prevention programs, and how Erika’s Lighthouse can help change a school’s culture.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

September often marks a big transition–the end of summer, the start of a new school year and shorter daylight hours. While some people look forward to all things pumpkin spiced and sweatshirt weather returning, others approach this change with genuine concern. Unfortunately, this year, coupled with the continued social distancing, we anticipate it being difficult […]

Resource Highlight: Intervention Language For Educators

What does it mean to be a “Trusted Adult?” According to our Shared Vocabulary, a trusted adult is a person whom teens feel comfortable or safe to turn to when they have a problem, need help, have embarrassing or difficult questions, and just need/want to talk to someone. Being a trusted adult and having difficult […]