What can I do? If you want to prevent depression, there is much you can do.
Participants at the annual AWI event saw three kiosks - Home, Community and School - each with 7 actions to do immediately. You can choose one as your priority for the day by visiting the Call to Action page in the AWI website.
Several helpers at the event were Interact teens, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wellesley. They have been remarkable in delivering several of the actions themselves, including co-facilitating the curricula referenced and developing new ideas.
|Nathan Chiu interprets Schumann
At the Winter Blues / Spring Awakening event, they demonstrated ways to develop coping skills such as self-awareness with a
ood gem activity and normalizing the conversation through an art installation an
d an interpretation of a composition by Robert Schumann.
Psychologist and author Nadja Reilly was the keynote speaker, emphasizing the importance of relationships and basic communication without an agenda. These are foundation elements to wellness and need to be exercised throughout life. Dr. Reilly spoke of how m
|'Kids' at play
ental health and wellness promotion has come to fruition during the past ten years.
During the presentation, Dr. Reilly spoke of feeling inspired when seeing what the Interact teens had achieved with schools and communities both local and distant.
Dr. Reilly will expand on the latter theme next month at the Wellesley Community Center. She will present outcomes from a Rotary Foundation global grant
during a dinner recognizing the Interact teens. This is an awesome story that I wish everyone could hear: it involves schools,
Rotary members and Interact teens in two countries. It can be replicated in every community.
Registration is free
but required to get the seating and dinner service right.