Founded by Bianca Becker (CEO), LightsOut is for all age groups, created with the vision that individuals will flourish as they learn skills that support their mental health literacy (Keyes 2002), in the context of grief. Relevant to individuals, community groups and workplace contexts, its especially directed to young people between the ages of 16-30 years.
LightsOut emerged from the Founders Lived Experience of grief as she responded to people’s needs like hers. As a result of extensive personal reflection, research, and consultation, various evidence informed positive psychology tools that support grief as a skill have been put forward.
LightsOut takes the lead for conversations about the importance of grief literacy. As an organisation, it provides educational resources that work to better inform and guide us especially when we are faced with grief or when helping others who are grieving. The Business aligns with Public Health Strategies that empower and enable individuals to take charge of their health (Ottawa Charter 1986). Its activities inform positive wellbeing and mental health (Keyes 2002, 2007).
Bianca Becker, Founder & CEO of LightsOut, turned personal grief into a global mission. Overcoming her own struggles, she realized the lack of accessible resources for grief support. Motivated to fill this gap, she immersed herself in self-improvement, discovering meditation and mindfulness.
Her journey evolved into grief education, where she's currently studying counseling. Leveraging personal experiences, global partnerships, and entrepreneurial training, Bianca founded LightsOut. The program received crowd-funding through LiftWomen, and positive feedback from a pilot program led to its global launch.
LightsOut is now a beacon for grief support, with participants worldwide. Bianca, balancing her role as a hairstylist, directs proceeds to sustain the platform. The program's success prompted the creation of a School Curriculum for senior students, fostering peer support in classrooms.
Bianca's vision is for LightsOut to make grief education a priority, especially for young adults. The program aims to empower individuals to navigate grief, emphasizing strength, legacy, and a fulfilling life.