The Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) goal is for every youth to get through adolescence without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression. There are resources that are available to visitors from everywhere in the world, including for:
- children to access directly, the virtual Wellness Center of Whyville
- adults and peer leaders to facilitate with teens age 13 and older, the Break Free from Depression curriculum supplement
- families to normalize the conversation, the Experience Journal
- communities to replicate, the Interact Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention project
Did you know …
1 in 5 cases of depression are preventable? One case of depression is prevented for every twenty-two youth practicing better problem solving and coping skills (“The number needed to treat to prevent one case of depressive disorder was 22.” ~Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165:1272–1280).