Tag: support

Classroom Accommodations For Students With Depression

When a teen is struggling with depression, there should be an expectation of a certain level of disorganization, forgetfulness and trouble concentrating. The good news is, there are accommodations that can be made in order to help reduce some of those setbacks. Be Flexible Be flexible on due dates or attendance, allow extra time for […]

Family Engagement – Another Step Towards Depression Awareness

Extend meaningful discussions around mental health from the classroom to the home by engaging parents and caregivers with these free resources. Every parent or caregiver can spread a message of hope and protect those who need it most. By connecting classroom education with family education and engagement, building a supportive and inclusive school building becomes […]

Get Involved: Join Our Young Adult Board

The Erika’s Lighthouse Young Adult Board (YAB)  is composed of post-college members who host activities to raise funds and awareness about teen depression and mental health among their peers.  While Erika’s Lighthouse is based out of Chicago, we invite members from across the country to participate. Our Young Adult Board provides a way to reach […]

Why Mental Health Advocacy Is Important to Me

Teen mental health is a very important topic to me. As someone who has struggled, bringing light to the importance of advocacy for teens is something I believe is necessary. I have always been someone who has believed in the power of doing good. Raising awareness for something that is so important to me seemed […]

Turning Passion Into Action

After being pulled in so many directions at school, the sudden shift to having so much free time can trigger boredom, frustration, and can even challenge a student’s emotional health. A group of friends home from college chose to use this time to not only take care of their own mental and physical health but […]