Tag: prevention

Decoding the Secret Message

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages10-24, making up 19.2% of all deaths among young people in 2017? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates for people aged 10 to 24 increased by 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Young people experiencing […]

Spreading Hope, Saving Lives

It seems as if lately we cannot escape the media captivation with the topic of youth suicide, and more specifically, why it happens. The recent pandemic has stressed that depression and anxiety will be elevated and mental health will be affected by the sudden changes everyone experienced. Although it is impossible to explain every situation, […]

Food Is Thy Medicine

So you are feeling depressed. Getting out of bed is hard enough and maybe coffee is all you can handle in the morning. By the time lunch rolls around you are tired and preparing a sandwich and chips is all you can do. I get it. When depression sets in, many of us typically have […]

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Is All of the Talk About the Coronavirus Increasing Anxiety? Coronavirus is all anyone is talking about – friends, family, every TV channel, and all social media (and now us too!). But – unlike many other voices and posts – Erika’s Lighthouse won’t add to your anxiety. In fact, we are here to help. Take […]