Teen Toolbox

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Worrying that you or someone you love has depression can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Hope and help is possible and it all starts with a little education. Welcome to our Teen Toolbox.

Erika’s Lighthouse does not provide crisis or counseling services. If you are in crisis, please call 911. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text LISTEN to 741741 to chat with a Crisis Counselor.


Take a look at the “learn” page for more information on the signs of depression, what it may look like in teens, how people develop depression and much more.

Start Learning 


You may be able to “prevent” depression by practicing good mental health! Take steps today to ensure you can promote and maintain good mental health in your life.

Learn to prevent 


This page is all about how to “treat” depression. What treatment is shown to be effective, what to expect in treatment, what kinds of professionals you may encounter and a crash course on medication.

begin treating 


You can “thrive” while living with depression with these tips and tricks. Different from treatment, these are safe and helpful things you can do to improve your mental health.

Learn to thrive 


The “help” page is designed for people who are worried someone they care about may have depression. This section includes information on how to help someone access help and how to provide ongoing support and encouragement to those you love with this illness.

Learn How to Help 

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