Wediko Blog

Through Sole Train 5K, Wediko Clinicians Help Students Build Resilience… by Rachel Paster, Psy.D.

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Wediko Clinicians Rachel Paster and Erik Maki

It was a brisk New England fall morning on Saturday, as Old and Young Soles were gathering near Jamaica Pond for the second annual Sole Train 5k race. Sole Train, Boston Runs Together, uses running as a method by which to build community and mentorship for achieving goals and finding success. The program is put on... Read more

Wediko School helps students build resiliency

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Shed built by students at the Wediko School

This semester, Brian built a shed. The shed features four walls, a floor, and a roof – all crafted out of wood by Brian and his peers. This may not sound amazing, but it is. Four months ago, Brian swore school was not the place for him. He was failing his classes, had few friends,... Read more

Operations Director Patty Fries, M.S.M., Retires in December 2015

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It is with warm wishes and indescribable gratitude that Wediko announces the retirement of Operations Director, Patricia Fries, M.S.M.  For the last 41 years, Patty has been the glue holding together an organization of passionate clinicians, educators, and advocates. Patty began her tenure at Wediko during the summer of 1974 as a waterfront counselor for children... Read more

A Triumphant Finish: Runners Support Wediko, Children’s Mental Health at TCS NYC Marathon

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On Sunday, November 1st, 2015, five individuals withstood an ultimate test of endurance. While they travelled a total of 131 miles, these five accomplished something even greater than this immense physical feat. They changed lives by actively supporting children’s mental health. Thanks, in part, to numbers provided by the New York Road Runners (NYRR), Wediko Children’s... Read more

Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about

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Mental health is everywhere

I’ve worked at Wediko a long time. What I love about it is that we are everywhere. That’s important when it comes to mental health because mental health is everywhere. Someone has to be there for when mental health “issues” come up. Of course, you don’t always need a professional. Sometimes you just need to... Read more

A first summer inspires plans for the future of the Wediko Summer Program

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Mik Oyler, M.Ed., Wediko Summer Program Director

Since that first day I crossed the bridge and walked onto Wediko’s New Hampshire campus, my friends, family, and colleagues have constantly asked what it was like to be the director of the Wediko Summer Program. As I try to sum up the experience of a therapeutic summer camp, they’re fascinated and inspired. The truth... Read more

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