Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) was founded to simplify prevention of anxiety and depression along with the most tragic symptom, suicide. AWI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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 and contributions are tax deductible. The IRS Letter of Determination may be viewed and printed by clicking on the link below.
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Programs and resources facilitated by AWI
- Art installations to normalize the conversation on stress vs symptoms of anxiety or depression (McLean Hospital; Newton Wellesley Hospital)
- Social media self-tutorial apps (virtual Wellness Center, Wellness.Whyville.net)
- Break Free From Depression (curriculum, Boston Children’s Hospital)
- PIP Problems-Ideas-Plans (creative problem solving, Boston Children’s Hospital)
- How Not To Keep A Secret (peer mentoring, South Shore Hospital)
- Preventing Depression: A Toolkit For Schools (Boston Children’s Hospital)
- 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)
- INTERACT peer mentoring through Rotary
- Clergy Workshops (on wellness, Boston Children’s Hospital)
- ‘Choices, Changes & Chocolate’ (parent workshops, Boston Children’s Hospital)
- Train the Trainer (educator workshops, McLean Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the MA Department of Health)
- An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum: A Starter Kit For Schools (McLean Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital)