Support Your Child’s Mental Health
Erika’s Lighthouse free resources can support your child’s mental health through workbooks, workshops and other resources. Our turn-key activities offer families an easy way to start talking and normalizing mental health.
Promoting good mental health and recognizing the signs of mental distress starts with being open to conversation, not being ashamed, and knowing the right words to use to speak with your child.
Help ensure your child’s school builds an inclusive culture through free school-based programs that reduce stigma to promote a supportive environment.
Where do you start?
We all have mental health and you can improve it for your children. Erika’s Lighthouse can help with free workbooks and resources. Every parent can help spread a message of hope and protect those who need it most.
If you are a parent or family member, use the form below to access our Free Workbooks, Resources and more for your family:
Please know that Erika’s Lighthouse does not provide direct services or referrals. We encourage you to work with your local school community for support and additional information.
The heart of Erika’s Lighthouse and the foundation for change is education. Through Classroom Programs, Teen Empowerment Clubs and our Parent Handbook we are driven to offer valid and reliable resources that educate and empower. You can take the first step by educating yourself and learning how to talk with and support your teen.
- The Family Workbook Series on Mental Health & Depression is written by parents, for parents to learn about mental health, depression, treatment, coping and support. This free, easy-to-read book in both English and Spanish is a starting point for you to learn to help.
- Our Depression Discussion Guide was designed specifically to help you engage your teen in a meaningful discussion about depression and mental health.
- Erika’s Lighthouse has recommended language to help you start a discussion with your teen. If you think more intervention or support are required, we encourage you to reach out to your teen’s pediatrician or school counseling staff.
- Our Teen Toolbox, while designed specifically for teens, is a great resource for you to learn more about what your teen is learning in our program and how you can talk to them.
After my son died, Erika’s Lighthouse was a beacon of hope to me. The resources are exceptional, especially the Parent Handbook, videos and blog. The information I received from Erika’s Lighthouse allowed me to forgive myself for what I didn’t know and what I didn’t understand. I no longer felt alone, but realized there was a whole community in Erika’s Lighthouse that understood what our family went through and who could provide help and hope to so many others. The multitude of resources are friendly and non-intimidating so people are motivated to learn more and not feel so overwhelmed.
Become a Community Ambassador and help bring Erika’s Lighthouse programming to your teen’s school. With training and resources, you can speak to local educators and policymakers about the importance of depression education through Classroom Programs and Teen Empowerment Clubs.
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Erika’s Lighthouse can help you and your teen’s school community to be more inclusive and empathetic around mental health. Our programs are designed to help teens find their voice, seek help and support one another.
Be an Ally
You can become an ally to your teen and others struggling through community education, awareness and fundraising events. Bringing your community together in support of positive teen mental health, reducing stigma and raising awareness are amazing opportunities to mark special occasions or memorialize someone or something.