Erika's Lighthouse

About Erika's Lighthouse

Our Vision

Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating communities about childhood and adolescent depression. Through our educational programs we promote awareness and early identification of depression and strive to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness that acts as a barrier to help. We believe that everyone deserves good mental health and the right to live a healthy, happy and productive life.

About Us

After losing Erika in 2004, Erika’s family, friends and the community at large were in need of an answer. How can we prevent this from happening to another child in our community? The answer: depression education.

What we know:

It is our strong belief that failure to recognize the symptoms of depression and the stigma associated with mental illness are what prevents youth and families from getting the help they deserve. 

What We Do

We strive to provide free, flexible and effective depression education and mental health programming. Our approach is to change the way a community perceives and reacts to mental illness through hopeful and fact-based depression education at every level: schools, teens, parents and health professionals. Our programming is guided by the message that depression is common, treatable and can be serious. There is hope and help. You are not alone.

Who We Reach




Health Professionals:


For more information visit our website at , or contact us via e-mail at

Current Opportunities at Erika's Lighthouse

Lighthouse Council Member

Looking for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of teens?
Consider joining our Lighthouse Council, a volunteer group engaged in growing the mission of Erika’s Lighthouse and raising funds for our school-based depression awareness programming. Learn more about Lighthouse Council by filling out our interest form today.
Type: Hot Opportunity, Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Families, Groups, People Over 16
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