About

Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2006 to simplify prevention of anxiety and depression along with their most tragic symptom: suicide. From newborns to the elderly, we are all on a wellness continuum where protective factors including problem-solving,  coping and help-seeking can be improved. AWI pilots and promotes the following resources to enhance these protective factors:

better referral models, curricula, apps and games geared towards wellness, training for parents, pediatricians, school faculty and staff, & community workshops

Our Logo

Totem poles found on the coast in the Pacific Northwest include depictions of the halibut to symbolize life protection, strength, and stability.

Our Program & Facilitated Resources

INTERACT: Peer Mentoring & Depression Prevention through Rotary clubs with communities in the USA, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, and India

Break Free From Depression curriculum in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital

Whyville’s Wellness Center gaming website with self-tutorials in collaboration with William James College

Problems-Ideas-Plans (PIP) offers an outline for creative problem solving through Boston Children’s Hospital

Train the Trainer workshops through McLean Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the MA Department of Health

School Nurse Liaison Project through the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program at McLean Hospital, this resource provides immediate consultation, plus training and referral access

How Not To Keep A Secret peer mentoring modular curriculum through South Shore Hospital

Preventing Depression: A Toolkit For Schools authored by Nadja Reilly of William James College through Boston Children’s Hospital

Call For Art on mood and awareness at Metrowest Hospital, Roxbury Latin School, City of Somerville, Boston Children’s Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Newton Wellesley Hospital

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

Clergy Workshops at Boston Children’s Hospital

An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum: A Start Kit For Schools through McLean Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital