Tag: transitions

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 […]

Second Step and Erika’s Lighthouse – 2020-21 School Year Implementation

With the start of the 2020-21 school year, social emotional learning (SEL) and the topic of mental health are more important than ever for both students and educators. While Erika’s Lighthouse primarily offers classroom-based programs focusing on depression education, we have adapted to the needs of our school partners this year, have widened our net […]

When the Casseroles Don’t Come

When our neighbor’s daughter had major surgery, I was struck with the number of people that came by regularly to drop off food and share resources.  It looked like a revolving door of casseroles, open ears and shoulders to cry on. But it is different if mental illness is affecting a child.  For parents, this […]

Changing With The Times

Everything changed so fast and so completely. Now – two months in – we are all probably fairly well adjusted to it all. We are not necessarily enjoying it or thriving in it, but we have changed the way we are managing the day-to-day and we are getting by.  We have witnessed great ways of […]

We Got This

We got this… my go-to saying for the past 18 months now has another meaning. I’ve said it hundreds of times as my now 10 year old goes through the process of kicking cancer’s butt. October 16, 2018 was a day that changed my life. My son, who was just getting into the groove of […]