I am thrilled to be running the Chicago Marathon for my third time with Erika's Lighthouse (Team Resilience)! Please read below to learn more about the organization's mission, and how your donation will help local Chicago teens.
About Erika's Lighthouse:
Their mission is to raise awareness about depression and suicide, while educating and empowering teens when it comes to their mental health. Teens have access to a virtual toolbox that is broken down into resources for learning about depression, preventing depression, treating depression, and helping a friend or family member who may be struggling with their mental health. Educators have access to guided classroom programs that raise awareness, reduce stigma, and foster student-led discussions about depression. Professional development activities and webinars are also available.
Additionally, Erika's Lighthouse has been working to update all materials so that the intersectionalities of race, gender, sexuality, economic background and mental health are addressed with trauma-informed language.
In previous years, over $50,000 has been raised by Team Resilience runners for this cause. By donating, you are building the force of this tide that says mental health matters.