Give Voice
for Suicide Prevention

Kick-off the year with a campaign to promote good mental health, help-seeking and an inclusive school culture!

Click Here >

take the positivity pledge

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

End your school year with messages about good mental health by challenging staff and students to take the pledge to put some good in the world for 31 days.

Learn more >

 

student portal

Welcome !

Thank you for being a champion for mental health for your family. Our resources are designed to be used by schools to promote an inclusive school culture around mental health. We establish shared vocabulary and values between educators, students and families. But, our Family Engagement materials are designed for you – so please use them.

Thank you for supporting your young person.

Important Updates

NEW Teen Training Modules for Teen Empowerment! Located in the Teen Empowerment Clubs section below, students in your school(s) can watch the videos to complete the training in three parts: Mental Health & Feelings, Being a Trusted Peer, and How to be a Mental Health Leader.  Each module is 10-15 minutes in length.

NEW Teen Empowerment Club Info Webinar Listen to this webinar to learn about how you can start a Teen Empowerment Club, the benefits of a club, and more! Vimeo | YouTube

Students Needed for New Level II Video! Erika's Lighthouse will be creating a new Level II video this year and we are asking for your help to identify students to submit applications. We will use the stories of up to seven middle school or high school students who have had experience with depression and are willing and comfortable to share their story on film. Filming will take place this summer in students' hometowns. To learn about the application process, click here and share with any student who you think might be a fit. If you have any questions, please email katie@erikaslighthouse.org. We look forward to creating a new video for our school partners!

The Four Pillars: Check out our new section below, The Four Pillars, which highlights how schools can incorporate all four of our primary offerings (Classroom Education, Teen Empowerment, Family Engagement and Staff Development) to truly make a change in their communities in the area of mental health.

Collaboration Station: Use the Erika's Lighthouse Collaboration Station to collaborate, share, discuss and support mental health in schools.

Family Engagement

Erika's Lighthouse equips school communities to effectively and meaningfully engage and educate families, parents and caregivers. Educators and school professionals can leverage these workbooks, workshops and resources so families can be ready and prepared to be mental health partners at home.

Family Engagement & Education

Educate and engage parents, caregivers and families to create truly inclusive and supportive school cultures.
The Family Engagement program was updated through a generous grant from the Imagine Learning Foundation.

NEW Family Workbook Series

One: We All Have Mental Health 
English | Spanish

Two: Concerned About Your Child
English | Spanish

Three: Getting Help (Coming soon!)

Supplemental Resources:
Family Workbook Bookmark (English/Spanish)
Good Mental Health Plan (Spanish)
Building Resiliency  (Spanish)
Resiliency, Hopefulness & Happiness (Spanish)
At-Risk Populations (Spanish)
Trusted Adults Worksheet  (Spanish)
Let's Talk. A Conversation Guide for Families (Spanish)
Criteria for Diagnosing Depression (Spanish)
Criteria for Diagnosing Anxiety  (Spanish)
Sharing Information with Family/Caregivers (Spanish)
Sharing Information with Older Siblings (Spanish)
Sharing Information with Younger Siblings  (Spanish)

Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression
English | Spanish | Bookmark


Family Workshops

Family Workshop I: We All Have Mental Health

On-Demand Virtual Workshop
English Vimeo | YouTube
Spanish Vimeo | YouTube

DIY In-Person Workshop
Facilitator's Guide: English | Spanish
Slideshow: English | Spanish
Level I Video: English | Spanish

Program Evaluation: Google Survey

Family Workshop II: Depression & Suicide
On-Demand Virtual Workshop
English Vimeo | YouTube
Spanish Vimeo | YouTube

DIY In-Person Workshop
Facilitator's Guide: English | Spanish
Slideshow: English | Spanish
Level II Video | Level III Video

Program Evaluation: Google Survey

Awareness into Action Activities for Families

Mental Health Bingo  (Spanish)
Simple Ways to Boost Your Mental Health (Spanish)
Deep Breathing Techniques  (Spanish)
Family Conversation Journal  (Spanish)
Circle of Control  (Spanish)
5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Techniques  (Spanish)
Kindness Flowers  (Spanish)
Mindfulness Jars  (Spanish)
Word Breathing  (Spanish)
How do you feel today? (Spanish)
Good Mental Health Week (Spanish)
Feelings Thermometer (Spanish)


Engage

Family Letter/Email
Make a copy of the template and customize for your school!
English | Spanish

Intervention Language for Family
English (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)

Depression Discussion Guide
English| Spanish


Universal Resources Across Programs

Managing Your DepressionEnglish (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Mental Health ChecklistEnglish (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Positive Coping MechanismsEnglish | Spanish
Shared VocabularyEnglish (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Warning Signs and SymptomsEnglish (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)

Community Ambassadors

The Erika's Lighthouse Community Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers and organizations helping spread awareness about Erika's Lighthouse free resources to school communities around the country.
You can learn more and register to become a Community Ambassador today.

Training

1. Introduction: PDF
2. Register for the Training: Webinar
3. Introduction to Erika's Lighthouse PresentationGoogle Slides

Process Overview: PDF
Where are we?: Map

MARKETING
Brand Guidelines: PDF
Erika's Lighthouse Logo: JPG

Resources

Email Template to Schools: Google Doc
Student Bookmark: English (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Level I: Video
Level II: Teaser | Full Video
Level III: Teaser | Full Video

Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression
English | Spanish | Bookmark

FLYERS & HANDOUTS
The Erika's Lighthouse Advantage: PDF
Erika’s Lighthouse General Overview: PDF
Classroom Education: PDF
Family Engagement: PDF
Teen Empowerment Clubs: PDF
School Policy & Staff Development: PDF

Below are even more resources designed for school communities. Feel free to take a look at how our other programs can be used in your school to help empower teens, educate staff, and engage families. Together we can normalize conversations, reduce stigma, promote good mental health and encourage help-seeking.

Four Pillar Implementation - Inclusive School Culture
School Culture Framework

NEW! Erika's Lighthouse has adopted a School Culture Framework model promoted by Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell, PhD from the National Institute for Urban School Leaders at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Check in with a member of our education team to get started promoting your own inclusive school culture today.


Four Pillar Implementation

The Four Pillar Implementation Guide offers schools the opportunity to deliver school-wide programming to promote a culture of inclusivity around mental health. By utilizing the Erika's Lighthouse Classroom Education, Teen Empowerment, Family Engagement, and Staff Training & Development pillars, school communities can support a culture of good mental health at all levels.

Contact Erika's Lighthouse
Schedule a call with Peggy KubertIlana Sherman or Katie Conklin to learn about how your school can incorporate the Four Pillars.


Program Implementation Preparation

Erika's Lighthouse will provide custom training to schools or districts looking for support in implementing the Four Pillars.

Classroom Programs
Implementation Across Multiple Grades
Best Practices for Implementation
Training Videos - How To Teach: Level I | Level II | Level III
The Erika's Lighthouse Advantage

Teen Empowerment

Start a Teen Club Guidebook

Family Engagement

Letter to Families
Use this template and edit it to customize your needs to send to families prior to implementing the Erika's Lighthouse programs

School Policy & Staff Development

All-Staff Training: For Individuals | For Groups


Additional Resources

White Paper - Integrating Mental Health into the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model for School Health

White Paper - Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Implementing Effective Prevention Strategies

Introduction to Erika's Lighthouse


Share our Resources

Erika's Lighthouse Printable Flyer
Classroom Education
Family Engagement
Teen Empowerment Clubs
School Policy & Staff Development

Classroom Education

Erika's Lighthouse offers three "levels" of programs, each with its own scope and sequences, that districts, schools and educators can use to build shared values and vocabulary around mental health. Classroom Education is the foundation of student-facing understanding to recognize the signs & symptoms of depression, promote good mental health and encourage help-seeking.

Implementation Support
For Districts

Implementation Across Multiple Grades: PDF


For Educators

Four Pillar Scope & Sequence: PDF
Training Videos – How To Teach: Level II | Level III
The Erika’s Lighthouse Advantage: PDF

Program Evaluations

Our new pre/post program evaluations are designed to capture a well-rounded perspective of school mental health efforts and the Erika’s Lighthouse classroom education’s role in supporting inclusive school cultures. Data collected can be given to schools and districts upon request, however, please note that this is only available for schools that have had at least 100 students complete surveys for a program.

Students
Level I: http://elhue.info/
Level II: http://elhms.info/
Level III: http://elhhs.info/
Educatorhttp://elhse.info/
Mental Health Staffhttp://elhsmh.info/

 

Level I: We All Have Mental Health (Grades 4-6)

The program covers the difference between everyday feelings vs. overwhelming feelings and promotes good mental health and help-seeking.
Ideal for grades 4-6
Meets the National Health Education Standards #1 ,3, and 7.
In collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre For Children and Families, Erika’s Lighthouse is excited to present We All Have Mental Health.

Full Program

Download the Full Level I Program (Spanish)
(Includes all Facilitator Guides)
Video: English | Spanish | UK

Lesson One

Facilitator Guide
Slideshow (Google, PPTSpanish)
Student Bookmark (Canva | Spanish, Canva)
Charades Cards (Spanish)
Notice & Wonder Chart (Canva | Spanish)
Classroom Signs (Spanish)
Exit Tickets (Spanish)

Lesson Two

Facilitator Guide
Slideshow (Google, PPT | Spanish)
Stress Article
Managing Stress for Level I (Spanish)
Coping Strategies Signs/Directions
Coping Diary (Spanish)
Exit Tickets (Spanish)

Lesson Three

Facilitator Guide
Slideshow (Google, PPT | Spanish PPT)
What Would You Say/Do Worksheet (Spanish)
Trusted Adult Worksheet (Spanish)
Exit Tickets (Spanish)

Lesson Four

Facilitator Guide
Vocab Check
Knowledge Check
Managing Strong Emotions

Assessment Activity Worksheets (Spanish)

 

One-Day Lesson

Best practice is to use the full four-day lessons. However, our research has demonstrated an increase in knowledge and help seeking with only one-day.
Video: English | Spanish | UK
Facilitator Instructions
Slideshow (Google, PPT | Spanish)
Exit Ticket (Spanish)

Evaluations

Student | Teacher | School Mental Health Staff

Please note we can only provide results for schools that have at least 100 pre- and/or 100 post-surveys completed.

Level II: Depression Awareness (Grades 5-9)

This program provides an introduction to the topic of depression and promotes good mental health and help-seeking.
Ideal for grades 5-9
Meets the National Health Education Standards #1 ,3, 4 and 7.

Full Program

Download the Full Level II Program
(Includes all Facilitator Guides and Student Packets)

Lesson One: Intro to Depression

Video Segment: Vimeo YouTube | Google 
Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook (Spanish)
Slideshow (GooglePPT | Spanish)
Self-Referral Cards (Spanish)
Student Bookmark (Canva | (Spanish, Canva)

Lesson Two: Depression is Treatable

Video Segment: Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook (Spanish)
Slideshow (GooglePPT | Spanish)

Lesson Three: Help-Seeking

Video Segment Part 1: Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Video Segment Part 2: Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook (Spanish)
Slideshow ( Google, PPTSpanish)

Lesson Four

Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook (Spanish)

 

 

One-Day Lesson

Best practice is to use the full four-day lessons above. However, our research has demonstrated an increase in knowledge and help-seeking with only one day.
Full Video: Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Self-Referral Cards  (Spanish)
Slideshow (Google, PPTSpanish)

Evaluation

Student | Teacher | School Mental Health Staff

Please note we can only provide results for schools that have at least 100 pre- and/or 100 post-surveys completed.

Level III: Depression Education & Suicide Awareness (Grades 8-12)

This program covers depression & suicide and promotes good mental health and help-seeking.
Ideal for grades 8-12
Meets the National Health Education Standards #1 and 3.

Full Program

Download the Full Level III Program
(includes all Facilitator Guides and Student Packets)

Lesson One

Video Segment Lesson 1: Signs & Symptoms
Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Student Packet (Spanish)
Slideshow (GooglePPT| Spanish)
Self-Referral Cards (Spanish)
Student Bookmark (Canva | Spanish, Canva)

Lesson Two

Video Segment Lesson 2: Self-Care
Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Student Packets:

Callie (Spanish)
Mason (Spanish)
Alan (Spanish)
Jasmine (Spanish)
Edgar (Spanish)
Mac (Spanish)

Slideshow (GooglePPT | Spanish)

Lesson Three

Video Segment Lesson 3: Getting Help
Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Student Packet (Spanish)
Slideshow (GooglePPT  | Spanish)
Student Evaluation: http://elhhs.info/ | QR Code

Lesson Four

Facilitator Instructions
Student Packet
Performance Assessment Rubric (Spanish)

 

One-Day Lesson

Best practice is to use the full four-day lessons above. However, our research has demonstrated an increase in knowledge and help-seeking with only one day.
Full Video: Vimeo | YouTube | Google
Facilitator Instructions
Self-Referral Cards (Spanish)
Slideshow (GooglePPT | Spanish)
Student Stories

Evaluation

Student | Teacher | School Mental Health Staff

Please note we can only provide results for schools that have at least 100 pre- and/or 100 post-surveys completed.

Optional Program Additions
Good Mental Health

Managing Stress Worksheet (Canva | Spanish, Canva)
Managing Your Depression (Canva | Spanish, Canva)
Positive Coping Mechanisms  (Spanish)
Mindfulness Activity (Canva)


Help-Seeking

Help-Seeking Worksheet Canva
Text From A FriendInteractive Simulation
Text From A Friend (Canva)
Trusted Adults Worksheet (Canva)

Depression Education

Jeopardy-Style Mental Health Game:
- English: Instructions | English Game
- Spanish: InstruccionesSpanish Game
Shared Vocabulary (Canva | Spanish, Canva)
Warning Signs and Symptoms (Canva, PNG Spanish, Canva)
Mental Health Posters:
About Depression (Canva | Spanish)
Say Something (Canva | Spanish)

A Primer on Depression (Spanish)


Collaboration Station

Even more amazing resources are available in the Erika's Lighthouse Collaboration Station with educator-created resources, lesson plans and more. Join us >


Teen Empowerment

Erika's Lighthouse offers opportunities for teens to take on leadership roles in their schools through Teen Empowerment Clubs, Affiliate Clubs and turn-key campaigns called Awareness into Action Activities. These are good mental health clubs that normalize conversations through teen-led conversations by reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking.

Teen Clubs (Official & Affiliate)

Given the right tools, teens can change the world. The Erika’s Lighthouse Teen Clubs are good mental health clubs to educate students, reduce stigma, spread empathy and develop a culture of good mental health in schools.

Erika’s Lighthouse Teen Clubs typically meet weekly or monthly and use Awareness into Action Activities to promote good mental health in their school throughout the year. If you already have an existing good mental health club in your school, join our affiliate club program to access our resources and network with other clubs!

Teen Empowerment Club Information

How to Get Started
Part 1 – Start a Club guidebookPDF
Part 2 – Mobilize Your Club guidebook: PDF
Official Teen Club RequirementsPDF
Teen Empowerment Club Information Session WebinarVimeo
Official Clubs vs. Affiliate ClubPDF
Info Session Webinar: Vimeo | YouTube

Forms
Teen Club Registration Form: Google Form
Awareness into Action Activity Report: Google Form

T-Shirt Ordering Information & Designs
Ordering & Reimbursement Information (for Official Clubs only): PDF
Everyone deserves good mental health: PDF | PNG
Get Depression Out of the Dark: PDF | PNG
Teens can change the world: PDF | PNG
You are not alone: PDF | PNG
We all have mental health: PDF | PNG

Resources
About Us VideoYouTube
Sample Meeting AgendaPDF
Ice Breaker IdeasPDF | Canva
A Year of AAAsPDF
Guest Speaker IdeasPDF | Canva
Erika’s Lighthouse Teen Club LogoJPG | Canva | w/tagline on Canva
Erika’s Lighthouse Brand GuidelinesPDF
Photo Permission and Release AgreementPDF
Teen Empowerment Club FlyerPDF


Teen Club Fundraising

Rainbow Cupcake Bake SalePDF | Canva
Beacon of Hope Walk and Fun RunLearn more >

Teen Trainings

Teen Training FlyerPDF
Module I: Mental Health & Feelings: Vimeo | YouTube
Module I Discussion Questions: PDF
Module II: Being a Trusted Peer: Vimeo | YouTube
Module II Discussion Questions: PDF
Module III: Be a Mental Health Leader: Vimeo YouTube
Module III Discussion Questions: PDF

Teen Club Recruitment

Ghost Lollipops (October): PDF | Canva
Halloween Recruitment Poster (October): PDF | Canva
Winter Recruitment (Fall & Winter): PDF | Canva
We Love Good Mental Health (February): PDF | Canva

Virtual & Social Media Recruitment
All Year-RoundPNG | Canva
Spooky HalloweenPNG | Canva
Warm-Up WinterPNG | Canva
We Love Mental Health Valentine's DayPNG | Canva
Build Leadership Skills with ELHPNG | Canva
Change Your School, Change the WorldPNG | Canva
Keep Calm and Break the StigmaPNG | Canva
Keep Calm and Spread EmpathyPNG | Canva


Student Fundraising Center

Student Fundraising Center Homepage
Beacon of Hope Walk Webpage
Beacon of Hope Walk
Penny Wars
Snowball Dance
Bake Sale

Awareness into Action Activities (Schoolwide)

Check out these school-wide activities that clubs, educators, or families can use. Many were developed by Erika's Lighthouse and other Teen Empowerment Clubs. Click here and see how you can incorporate AAA's all year-long!

Inclusive School Culture Posters

Everyone Deserves Good Mental Health Poster
PDF: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Canva: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Spanish: 24" x 36"

Get Depression Out of the Dark Poster
PDF: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Canva: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"

Mental Health Is Important Poster
PDF: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Canva: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Spanish: 11" x 17"

You Are Not Alone Poster
PDF: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Canva: 8.5" x 11" | 11" x 17" | 24" x 36"
Spanish: 11" x 17"


Advocacy Efforts

Educate Peers and Teens (Canva)
Educate Parents and Caregivers (Canva)
Advocate for Depression Education


Mindful Moments

Mindfulness Corner (Canva)
How Full Is Your Cup? (Spanish)
Aromatherapy Play Dough (Canva)
DIY Mini Sand Trays
DIY Stress Balls
Gratitude Jars or Journals (Virtual |Spanish)
How Do You Feel Today? (CanvaVirtual Spanish)
Pumpkin Patch (October) (Canva)
10 Ways to Relieve Stress During Finals Week (CanvaVirtual)
New Year Mini Vision Board (January)


You Are Not Alone Reminders

A Seat Saved for You (Canva)
DIY Beacon of Hope Wooden Door Signs
Beacon of Hope Door Signs (Canva,  Virtual)
Beacon of Hope Thank You (Canva)
Follow the Footprints (Canva)
Now or Later (Canva Spanish)
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September)
Mental Health Awareness Week (October)
Holiday Luminary Activity (December) (Canva)
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Scavenger Hunt (March) (Canva)
Shamrock Lucky Day Handout (March) (Canva)


Virtual and Social Media Activities

How To Utilize Virtual Awareness Into Action Activities
Virtual Valentine's Day #selflove:
60-Second Mindfulness
Choose Healthy Foods
Get Active!
Managing Stress Guide
At-Home Scavenger Hunt

Positivity Promoters

Inspirational Sticker Contest (Canva | Spanish)
Kindness Rocks! (Canva)
Beacon of Hope Mural
Locker Notes  (Spanish)
Take A Compliment Poster (Canva Spanish)
Apps For Good Mental Health (Canva |Spanish)
Positivity Catcher (Canva Spanish)
Wall of Inspiration
Send Some Encourage-Mint (Canva)
Test Week Goodie Bags (Spanish)
Welcome Back Care Packages (Canva)
Thanksgiving Gratitude Postcards (Canva | Spanish)
Holiday Card Activity (December) (Canva)
Heart to Heart Conversations (February) (Canva)
Shamrock Wall of Gratitude (March) (Canva)
28 Days of Mental Wellness (Canva)


Education Efforts

Mental Health Bingo (Canva | Spanish)
Mental Health Morning Announcements
Five Subject Classroom Signs (Canva)
Be a Lifesaver - Take A Guess (Canva | Spanish)
Sharpen Your Knowledge About Depression
Lunch Table Education (Canva | Spanish)
Ghostbuster Poster (Canva | Spanish)
Mental Health Posters:
About Depression (Canva | Spanish)
Say Something (Canva | Spanish)


Calm Corner: Aids for Anxiety and Stress

Grounding for Anxiety (Spanish)
Worry Jars (Spanish)
Donut Stress About It (Spanish)
Slime for Stress and Anxiety (Spanish)
Coloring and Cocoa (Spanish)
Shred Your Stress (Spanish)


Sponsored Activities

Join the Pack with the Chicago WolvesPDF | Canva | Video


Virtual Awareness Into Action Videos

How to Utilize Awareness Into Action Videos
The Child Mind Institute and Erika's Lighthouse have teamed up to create a Virtual Awareness into Action video series! Pass these videos along to students and peers.
Understanding Thoughts
Introduction to Mindfulness
Guided Meditation

 

School Policy & Staff

Erika's Lighthouse empowers educators, just like students, through education and resources. Students, families and educators deserve good mental health and know they are supported. Staff with good mental health are better equipped to support students. This can be achieved by normalizing mental health and fostering discussions in classrooms.

School Policy & Staff Development
School Culture Framework

NEW! Erika's Lighthouse has adopted a model promoted by Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell, PhD from the National Institute for Urban School Leaders at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Check in with a member of our education team to get started promoting your own inclusive school culture today. PDF


Staff Wellbeing Activities

Posters
Everyone Deserves Good Mental Health
Get Depression Out of the Dark
Mental Health Is Important
You Are Not Alone

Organization Wide
Mindful Meetings
Self-Care Stations
Coffee & Stress
Table Tents

Peer to Peer
Positivity Shout-Outs
Encourage-mints
Catch Kindness

Individual Growth
Self-Care Guide
5 Minute Brain Break
Mental Health Bingo


School Policies & Interventions

Model School District Policy on Suicide PreventionPDF
Checklist for Suicide Prevention EffortsPDF | Canva
Mental Health Task Force and ProtocolPDF | Canva
Classroom Accommodations SamplePDF | Canva
Student Assessment Protocol SamplePDF | Canva
Intervention Language for EducatorsPDF | Canva
Immediate Intervention Protocol SamplePDF | Canva
Mental Health ChecklistEnglish (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)


Program Evaluations

Our new pre/post program evaluations are designed to capture a well-rounded perspective of school mental health efforts and the Erika's Lighthouse classroom education's role in supporting inclusive school cultures. Data collected can be given to schools and districts upon request, however, please note that this is only available for schools that have had at least 100 students complete surveys for a program.

Students
Level I: http://elhue.info/
Level II: http://elhms.info/
Level III: http://elhhs.info/
Educatorhttp://elhse.info/
Mental Health Staffhttp://elhsmh.info/


Administrator Resources

White Paper - Integrating Mental Health into the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model for School HealthPDF | Blog

White Paper - Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Implementing Effective Prevention StrategiesPDF | Blog

Introduction to Erika's Lighthouse PresentationPDF

All Staff Training

All Staff Training - Individuals: PDF
This pre-recorded training is intended to be completed virtually by individual school staff. Each registrant will receive a Certificate of Completion.

All Staff Training - Group: PDF
These resources are offered for districts and schools to implement group-based staff training. Schools are welcome to customize the trainings based on their needs.

Part 1: Signs & Symptoms
Pre-Recorded Video: Vimeo
Slideshow: Google
Videos: Level I | Level II | Level III

Part 2: Overview of Erika's Lighthouse Programs
Pre-Recorded Video: Vimeo
Slideshow: Google
Stand-Up and Sit-Down Stigma Exercise: PDF

Part 3: Helping A Student
Pre-Recorded Video: Vimeo
Slideshow: Google
Intervention Language: PDF

Part 4: Classroom Crisis Intervention
Pre-Recorded Video: Vimeo
Slideshow: Google

Part 5: Implementation in Your School
This section is intended to be created by districts or schools to inform local staff about your policies and protocols.

More trainings on how to implement Erika's Lighthouse programs:
Level I: Vimeo| Slideshow
Level II  Vimeo| Slideshow
Level III: Vimeo | Slideshow

If you are using any staff training, please let our staff know so we can support you and get an accurate number of participants.


Share our Resources

Flyers & Handouts
Erika's Lighthouse General Overview
Classroom Education
Family Engagement
Teen Empowerment Clubs
School Policy & Staff Development


Evidence-Informed Resources

Kelly, Michael S. (2016).  The Erika’s Lighthouse Program: Depression Awareness for Middle School Students. Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. Article.

Kelly, Michael S. (2019). Depression Education as Primary Prevention: The Erika's Lighthouse School-Based Program for High School Students. Advances in Social WorkArticle.

Key Club & SADD Nation Resources
Become an Affiliate Club

We believe that teens, when given the right tools, can change the world. Consider becoming an Affiliate Club and get access to over 50 Awareness into Action activities that you can use to break down stigma, promote positivity, and remind your peers that they are not alone. Contact Ilana if you are interested.


Advocacy Efforts

Educate Peers and TeensPDF | Canva 
Advocate for Depression EducationPDF


Mindful Moments

Aromatherapy Play DoughPDF | Canva
How Do You Feel Today? PDF | Canva | Virtual Spanish


You Are Not Alone Reminders

Beacon of Hope Door SignsPDF | Canva | Virtual
Follow the FootprintsPDF | Canva


Teen Training Videos

Module I: Mental Health & Feelings
Module II: Being a Trusted Peer
Module III: Be a Mental Health Leader

Soft Skills: Skills to Help Your Club/Chapter Thrive

Official Partnership Campaigns and Resources

September - Suicide Prevention Week
Key Club Give Voice

May - Mental Health Awareness Month
Positivity Pledge

Key Club Peer Presentation
YouTube | Slideshow

Key Club 2023-23 Calendar

 


Host a Community Event

Beacon of Hope Walk


Positivity Promoters

Beacon of Hope Mural: PDF | Canva
Locker Notes: PDF Canva
Wall of InspirationPDF | Canva
Welcome Back Care PackagesPDF | Canva
Shamrock Wall of Gratitude (March): PDF | Canva


Education Efforts

Be a Lifesaver - Take A Guess: PDF | Canva


 

Archived Programs
Depression Awareness for Middle School Students - Original Version

Download the Full Middle School Program

THE MIDDLE SCHOOL VIDEO
The video is available with Spanish subtitles and English closed captioning! To select one of these options, click on the "CC" button in the lower right corner of the video screen.

LESSON ONE
Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook
Self-Referral Cards: English | Spanish
Student Bookmark: English (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Student Evaluation: http://elhms.info/ | QR Code

LESSON TWO
Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook
Audio
Slideshow
Lecture Script

LESSON THREE
Facilitator Instructions
Student Workbook
Audio
Slideshow
Lecture Script

Modified Middle School Student Workbook
Pre-Post Evaluation: Test | Key (Not recommended)

Depression and Suicide Awareness for High School Students - Original Version

Download the Full High School Program

THE HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO
The video is available with Spanish subtitles and English closed captioning! To select one of these options, click on the "CC" button in the lower right corner of the video screen.

LESSON ONE
Facilitator Instructions
Student Packet
Self-Referral Cards: English | Spanish
Student Bookmark: English (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Student Evaluation: http://elhhs.info/ | QR Code

LESSON TWO
Facilitator Instructions
Student Packets: Callie | Mason | Alan | Jasmine | Edgar | Mac

LESSON THREE
Facilitator Instructions
Student Packet

Remote Learning Program

In collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre For Children and Families, Erika's Lighthouse has created this program so that schools can continue to deliver depression education and lessons on good mental health, even when teaching and learning in remote environments.
Check out our Remote Learning Recommendations.

REMOTE LEARNING VIDEO

Download the Full Lesson Plan

Full Slideshow: PPT | PDF

The Video: English | Spanish | UK

Student Bookmark: English (Canva) | Spanish (Canva)
Evaluation link: http://elhrl.info | QR Code

Considerations:
Teaching How-To: PDF
Intervention Tips & Techniques: PDF

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