Erika’s Lighthouse

The Daily Mile is proud to partner with Erika’s Lighthouse to promote childhood health and wellbeing. Our organizations are joining forces to provide free physical and mental health resources.

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What is Erika’s Lighthouse?

Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-for-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression. The organization also provides tools to foster good mental health. The organization’s goal is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.


Mental Health Activities

  • Relaxed Pumpkin – Help students and staff members reduce tension and anxiety this fall. Give children the chance to talk about how they like to relax while they do The Daily Mile. Then return to class to decorating a “relaxed pumpkin! 🎃
  • Journal of Joy – Help students improve their self-esteem with fun activities. 🧠 Also available in Spanish
  • Mood Meter – Help students learn to recognize & express emotions. Encourage conversations about feelings, reduce tension, and relieve stress in the classroom. 😀

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: MindfulnessLesson Plan, Facilitator Guide, Presentation

Lesson 2: Everyday vs. Overwhelming FeelingsFacilitator Guide, Presentation, Video

Lesson 3: Coping SkillsFacilitator Guide, Presentation, Activity

Lesson 4: Help-SeekingFacilitator Guide, Presentation, Activity