Erika's Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 897 1/2 A Green Bay Rd Virginia Neuckranz Winnetka IL 60093 USA

Mission: Erika's Lighthouse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health, and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Target demographics: Students, Parents, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals
Programs: Erika’s Lighthouse is a community-based program dedicated to educating, advocating, and eliminating the stigma associated with childhood and adolescent depression. We do this through programs targeted to students, parents, educators and mental health professionals. Some of the programs include the Red Flags Program, a Parent Handbook, and a Study Guide all available for free on our website.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have witnessed the tremendous change Erika's Lighthouse has brought to a community over the last ten years. The educational programs offered have had a great impact on so many lives. Reducing the stigma surrounding depression so teens can get the help they need, and proceed with productive lives is the core of the organization's message. Programs offered for educators can be easily integrated into various curriculums and school cultures. There are videos featuring real teens speaking candidly about mental health and important skills needed to help themselves or a friend and let their parents know what they may be feeling. The Parent Handbook gives families much needed support and is full of valuable information. The website has lots of information about programs offered - www.erika's lighthouse.org

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't tell you how much this organization has helped me personally and helped our North Shore area in Chicago. Invaluable!!

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We started Erika's Lighthouse to change attitudes about mental health, and i think that slowly but surely, we make a difference in young peoples' lives. Join us, on our quest!

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with ELH for the past 5-6 years and it's been amazing to watch the impact the organization has had on the communities in the Chicago suburbs. In a relatively short time Erika's Lighthouse has provided area schools with the tools with which to educate students, faculty and parents about the signs and symptoms of adolescent depression. The best part is that the students in the ELH clubs (at quite a few schools now, and growing!) are the ones sharing this information with their peers and opening up dialogue that wouldn't have taken place just a few years ago.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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