About AWI

About the logo: Pacific northwest coast totem poles include the halibut to symbolize Life Protector, Strength and Stability.

Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded to simplify prevention of anxiety and depression along with the most tragic symptom, suicide.  Prevention is achieved by  addressing the protective factors of resilience, including the teaching of coping and problem solving skills.  AWI facilitates the translation of the related literature into practical activities, promoting wider use through:

  • social media and apps
  • peer mentor programs
  • traditional curricula

Youth exercising the activities develop better people skills, enjoy life more and achieve at a higher level.   At the same time, they learn help-seeking when needed through enhanced self-awareness  and communication.   

Funding for Adolescent Wellness comes from individual  donors. Individuals giving to Adolescent Wellness may deduct contributions when itemizing on the tax return.  The IRS Letter of Determination may be viewed and printed by clicking on the link below.

Click here to view IRS 501(c) (3) Letter of Determination to Adolescent Wellness, Inc. 

 

You may view archived newsletters by clicking on the titles below:

AWI newsletter 2015 #4

AWI newsletter 2015 #3

AWI newsletter 2015 #2

AWI newsletter 2015 #1

AWI newsletter 2014 #7

AWI newsletter 2014 #6

AWI newsletter 2014 #5

AWI newsletter 2014 #4

AWI newsletter 2014 #3

AWI newsletter 2014 #2

AWI newsletter 2014 #1

AWI newsletter 2013 #5

AWI newsletter 2013 #4

AWI newsletter 2013 #3

AWI newsletter 2013 #2

AWI newsletter 2013 #1

AWI newsletter 2012 #4

AWI newsletter 2012 #3

AWI newsletter 2012 #2

AWI newsletter 2012 #1

 

Programs and resources facilitated by AWI

  1. Art installations to normalize the conversation on stress vs symptoms of anxiety or depression (McLean Hospital; Newton Wellesley Hospital)
  2. Social media self-tutorial apps (virtual Wellness Center, Wellness.Whyville.net)
  3. Break Free From Depression (curriculum, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  4. PIP Problems-Ideas-Plans (creative problem solving, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  5. How Not To Keep A Secret (peer mentoring, South Shore Hospital)
  6. Preventing Depression: A Toolkit For Schools (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  7. Call For Art (on mood and awareness, Metrowest Hospital, Roxbury Latin School, City of Somerville, Boston Children’s Hospital, McLean Hospital and Newton Wellesley Hospital)
  8. INTERACT peer mentoring through Rotary
  9. Clergy Workshops (on wellness, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  10. Choices, Changes & Chocolate’ (parent workshops, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  11. Train the Trainer (educator workshops, McLean Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the MA Department of Health)
  12. An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum: A Starter Kit For Schools (McLean Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital)

 

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