Journey Toward Wellness
Why Erika's Lighthouse?
As a school social worker, we have the great responsibility of helping carry the burdens of our students. This generation has the highest percentage of fear of failure because of the "race to success" and students want to be known for doing something worthwhile and important. However, due to stressors that no other generation has faced (navigating social media, comparing, greater understanding of race and gender identity, community violence, etc.), young people have the highest percentage of anxiety, stress and depression. Erika's Lighthouse is an organization that provides resources for educators and support for teens who struggle with depression. They are determined to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. They create middle school and high school teen depression awareness programs so educators and teens can create safe spaces to learn about depression, letting students know they are never alone, and there is somewhere to turn. They are a great organization and our school uses their material to talk about mental health and depression. Please support them!
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