The series You is the current Netflix sensation. The premise of this series is about a dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by. He studies their behaviors, watches them, gets to know them and then becomes an integral part of that person’s life. Granted, this story is dark and twisted and one that we do not support, but it does make for some binging.

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we have a more positive vision of our own story of You. In our series, there are many different characters’ lives we want to be a part of. We want to learn about these lives and make a difference in them. Let us share, who we think of when we think of You.

The Teen

You are at the heart of everything we do. It is our mission to make sure that you never feel alone. We have all been there. We know how challenging the teen years can be. The pressures today continue to build. Add in caring for your mental health and we understand at times it can feel like just too much. You are important. You matter. You are not alone. In fact, we want make talking about mental health even easier through Teen Empowerment Clubs. These teens lead their schools in spreading positive awareness around mental health and make talking about it with your peers easy. Our goal is break stigma and create school cultures that are empathetic, inclusive and responsive. Help us grow clubs across the nation. We offer teen empowerment resources in hopes of giving you more support, ideas and activities.

The Parent

You are part of our team. Our organization started by parents who wanted to make a difference and ensure every parent had the tools to be successful. Our staff understands your concerns, many have faced the same obstacles and we care. In an effort to help you, our Parent Handbook is available for free on our website.

The Educator

You are the unsung heroes of today. When obtaining your degree, there was no Depression 101. You learned how to teach our youth reading, writing and arithmetic. But we know, there is so much more to your day to day activities. We understand that teaching the topic of mental health is often daunting. That is why we offer free evidence-informed programming to guide you along the way. We have seen great success with this programming and we encourage you to create a free resource portal account today to gain access to valuable tools.

The Volunteer

You are the heart of our organization. We know without question, we have the most incredible volunteers! You so freely give of your time and talents and are always reaching out with new ideas. Your enthusiasm drives us and your partnership makes what we do possible. For those looking for an incredible place to volunteer, please click here and someone from our team will reach out to you. We welcome everyone and know that every person can and will make a difference.

The Supporter

Without your generous contributions, we would not be able to do what we do. Every donation matters! When you join Team Resilience, sponsor a runner, lead a Shine A Light awareness campaign, attend our Gala, respond to our annual appeal or donate change instead of having that cup of coffee – you are helping us make strides to Get Depression Out of the Dark.

Where do YOU see yourself in our mission? We see YOU. YOU matter to us and YOU are the reason we do what we do. Thank You!