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Winter Blues celebration 2015 – Symbols of Wellness

Teens, parents, educators and health care providers gathered at the 8th annual  Winter Blues celebration.  The theme, Symbols of Wellness, highlighted activities for preventing anxiety and depression, ranging from puzzles to curricula. Teen mentors staffed the Community Q & A … Continue reading

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Crowd funding 22 healthier kids for each case of depression prevented. This project gives more kids activities that improve coping skills.

AWI has an immediate opportunity to give many more kids access to existing resources to learn coping skills.  We need $22,000 to make it happen. Specifically: Free web access already exists to the virtual Wellness Center within Whyville (www.mspp.whyville.net), comprised of … Continue reading

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New tools for prevention and treatment 'Hot Topic' at annual MSSAA conference

MSSAA ‘Hot Topic’ resources are listed by age range for kids, even pre-school ages, to exercise better coping skills and knowledge.  Most resources listed are little or no cost and several may be accessed from home as well as in the … Continue reading

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Innovative suicide prevention awards

October 22 – Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA Register with Debbie Helms (dhelms@familyserviceinc.com) to attend this breakfast event.  In addition to award presentations, initial results will be shared from launching the PIP Problems-Ideas-Plans coping exercise within a … Continue reading

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Interested in peer mentoring and wellness? iGROW invitation

Meet iGROW teen mentors Wednesday afternoon to ask questions about their experiences and to receive invitations for training in wellness skills and knowledge to help oneself and others.  Teens that will start the new school year in the Fall as a … Continue reading

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Resource for youth addressing loss or grief

Teens may find ideas helpful to a friend during this tragic week through this link to a tip sheet on loss and grief  (http://www.adolescentwellness.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/iGROW_Tip_Sheet_Grief_and_Loss.pdf). All youth should be encouraged to speak about concerns with a parent, pediatrician, school contact or youth group leader.  Many Massachusetts families, … Continue reading

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COPE available for ages 8-12

Effective treatment for depression in children ages 8-12 is provided without charge through a study by Dikla Eckshtain, PhD.  The brochure provides details including the project email cope@jbcc.harvard.edu and telephone (617) 278-4242 to begin the conversation. COPE Brochure for ages 8-12

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Teens recognized at Massachusetts State House with award for leadership in suicide prevention

In an event at the State House on February 11, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention presented its 2013 MCSP ‘Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award’ to  iGROW (Interfaith Gathering ‘Round Our Wellness) and the teens who teach healthy 13 & 14 … Continue reading

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Parent Support group (NAMI) scheduled in Wellesley, MA

This support group is for parents of adolescents and young adults dealing with any mental disorder; it offers safety, respect, support, understanding and hope. You are welcome to attend any Parent Support group meeting. The 2013 schedule for Wellesley is the … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 training workshops with Break Free From Depression

Register for training Download flyer October 11, 2013 9:00AM-4:00PM 785 S. Main Street Raynham, MA November 8, 2013 9:00AM-4:00PM Boston Children’s Hospital at Peabody Peabody, MA Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, Break Free from Depression is a curriculum designed to increase … Continue reading

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