About AWI

Founded in 2005 to simplify prevention of anxiety and depression along with their most tragic symptom of suicide, Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All ages (birth<=>geriatric) can improve in problem-solving,  coping and help-seeking. a prevention continuum. AWI simplifies prevention by promoting the wider use of existing resources and helping to pilot new resources that enhance protective factors:

  • better referral models
  • curricula
  • social media and apps
  • peer mentor programs
  • community workshops to remove barriers to communication and support
  • art displays

Programs and resources facilitated by AWI

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

  1. INTERACT Peer Mentoring & Depression Prevention through Rotary clubs with communities in the USA, Puerto Rico, India and Nigeria
  2. Break Free From Depression (curriculum, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  3. Social media self-tutorial app, the virtual Wellness Center (Numedon Wellness.Whyville.net)
  4. PIP Problems-Ideas-Plans (creative problem solving, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  5. Train the Trainer educator workshops (McLean Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the MA Department of Health)
  6. Improving MCPAP.org with support for School Nurses plus One (McLean Southeast)
  7. How Not To Keep A Secret (peer mentoring, South Shore Hospital)
  8. Preventing Depression: A Toolkit For Schools (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  9. 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)
  10. Art installations to normalize the conversation on stress vs symptoms of anxiety or depression (McLean Hospital; Newton Wellesley Hospital)
  11. Choices, Changes & Chocolate’ (workshops to remove barriers to communication and support with Boston Children’s Hospital, William James College, and the Rotary Club of Wellesley)
  12. Clergy Workshops (on wellness, Boston Children’s Hospital)
  13. An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum: A Starter Kit For Schools (McLean Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital)

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