Educators

The materials educators need to talk to students about adolescent depression.
The support students need to talk to each other.

Accessible

Our materials are free and ready to use. We believe everyone should have access to tools to help teens learn about depression awareness.

Authentic

No one knows depression better than those who have experienced it. Our materials teach through real and inclusive peer-to-peer storytelling.

 

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Empowering

Teachers knows their students best. We help you give teens the language and strength to take charge of their mental health.

Benefits of Using Erika’s Lighthouse Resources

The materials educators need to talk to students about adolescent depression. The support students need to talk to each other.

Fighting adolescent depression requires compassion, empathy, and education. Our adolescent depression programs for educators provide youth-oriented materials that raise awareness, encourage conversation, promote early identification and prevention, and help show adolescents that they are never alone.

Taking the stigma out of adolescent depression is our passion and our expertise.

You’re the experts on your students. We’ll meet you where you are, and can empower adolescents to shine a light on depression, together.

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Classroom Programs

Video-based middle school and high school classroom programs that open up conversations about mental health, provide students with a better understanding what it’s like to have depression, and inform them of where they can get help for themselves or a friend. At no cost to you.

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Educator Support

We can provide support for our existing school partners to help set up best practices so that our programs work best for each unique school setting.

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Teen Empowerment

Depression among adolescents is common, serious, and treatable. We help students and educators conduct awareness campaigns that raise understanding, and help give young people the strength to help themselves and their peers. Education comes in all forms, and knowing you aren’t alone is the first and best lesson.

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The videos are well done. The kids find them authentic and, because of the diversity, can see a face they recognize. The materials are affordable, well thought out and easy to use. They’re flexible and have no rigidity about how they’re to be used. Erika’s Lighthouse supplies resources offering an easy way to talk to kids about how to stay mentally healthy. No one is putting out these kinds of materials right now, and trying to create them on my own would be impossible. Harry Brown, MA, LMFT

Teacher and Counselor, Mercer Island Middle School and Mercer Island Youth & Family Services

Working With Educators To Get The Most Out Of Our Depression Education Programs

We don’t believe anyone should be alone when dealing with adolescent depression. You won’t be on your own when teaching it.

We don’t think you need to be a mental health professional to encourage awareness about mental health. We can support you to make our free and accessible programs easily usable by anyone at any school. Our goal is to get you the tools and resources you need to Get Depression Out of the Dark

We Support You to Make the Program Your Own

Remote Support

Connect with our staff from wherever you are. Ask questions and get ideas on how to adapt your program. We’re always a few clicks away.

In-School Training

We are able to meet with existing school partners in the Chicago region to train those implementing the program and staff.

Conference Training

Find us at educational conferences around the country to get a look into our programs and so that we can connect with you.

Working With You

Your students are unique. Your classroom is unique. Your needs are unique. Once you commit to using our programs in your school or community, we can help you:

  • Personalize the program for your building
  • Personalize the program for your students
  • Adapt the program to your time constraints
  • Adapt the program year by year
  • Find the discussion questions that work best for you
  • Fit our program into non-traditional classroom structures

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Taking the stigma out of adolescent depression is our passion and our expertise.

You’re the experts on your students. We’ll meet you where you are, and can empower adolescents to shine a light on depression, together.

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