These resources are designed to educate and support parents as they address mental health at home, in school, and out of school. Help build an environment that supports the well-being of your children and teens, including those experiencing mental health challenges.
Grades 4-6
This workshop helps parents understand the difference between everyday feelings versus overwhelming feelings and what their children will be learning. This ready-to-use workshop is discussion-based and is approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Free phone support to facilitate a successful implementation is available from Erika’s Lighthouse: 847-386-6481.
Grades 6-12
These workshops help families support teens experiencing depression and can help build a positive mental health culture in your community. These ready-to-use workshops are discussion-based events and are approximately 90 minutes each. Free phone support to facilitate successful implementation is available from the National PTA: 703-518-1200 (ask for a “consultation for Shine Light on Depression”).
This book, available in both English and Spanish, was written for parents, by parents and covers signs & symptoms, treatment options and ways to support children and teens at home.
Check out these family resources - from discussion guides, to informational documents, to family action plans - to learn more about what families can do to make mental health a priority.