Interact Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention

A wellness resource for communities, the Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention (PLDP) program is delivered through Rotary clubs around the world and, often, its Interact teen group. The teens co-facilitate the curriculum with adults; they complete the same training as adults through the Boston Children’s Hospital on-demand resource called Break Free From Depression.

There is no cost for the training nor the curriculum materials so the launch can be as simple as completing the online training referenced above and creating a local referral protocol. You may develop additional supplemental materials, if you like; examples developed by Rotarians are available for download:
– Interact tri-fold
article with outcomes from the USA, Puerto Rico and India
PLDP Procedure Manual details a global grant implementation

If a clinician is not available to  provide a referral protocol for the community, that need can be addressed through a district or global grant.

Questions? Contact Rotary District 7910 Interact Committee Chair Bob Anthony (telephone 781-727-8617 or email

Videos follow with teens sharing their experience with the wellness project. The first is from a school in Karnataka state, India:


In the following video, USA Interactor Nicole Frontero explains the program:


Ramnath Siddi summarizes the project goals:


Interactors of District 7910 leverage art to lift ideas; below are a video from its Youth Day, a picture from a public art display, and a video from a Wellesley Interact club event.

Interact member Joey Kinyanjui presenting art on emotional wellness at McLean Hospital





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