We are a not-for-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Erika's Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression was founded in 2004 by Virginia (Ginny) and Thomas (Tom) Neuckranz after their daughter Erika lost her life to the illness of depression.
Tom and Ginny founded Erika's Lighthouse to be a beacon of hope for the many other young people who struggle with depression, empowering them with the knowledge and skills to understand and cope with this illness.
As our founders, Tom and Ginny have provided a consistent vision and have given countless hours to ensuring that our vision is carried out in our daily activities. As President of the Board of Directors, Ginny has seen the growth of the organization from having a pilot program in one school to having a presence in schools throughout Chicagoland, and beyond.
"We do what we do because no one else was giving kids the 411 on this common illness. Tom and I are grateful to work with a fabulous staff and team of volunteers that share a common vision."
You can email Ginny at email@example.com.
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