Join us on the journey to healthier and intentional living. The Way to Well-Being project is a series of trainings, programs, activities, and exercises to help you explore mindfulness techniques, be healthier, gain personal clarity, live intentionally, and learn about community supports.

The Way to Well-Being is grant supported and a project of the Teen Advisory Board, Teen Mental Health Initiative. Any questions can be directed to Jane Gov, Senior Librarian of Teen Services, at


Click on the black buttons for more info about the topic.


Dive into the eight pillars of well-being with guided videos and exercises. Full e-course will be available in Spring 2022. (Advisory group for this project: Day One)


The kits include guides, books, mindfulness cards, presentations, and resources for a class or group of 25 students. These are intended for youth or educators who would like to implement mental health or well-being education in their organization or community. The materials are suited for students in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18). Materials can be distributed or used in class, or added to a library’s collection. The physical kits are being distributed to 20 classes or groups in May 2022. Some digital files will be posted in May. For Pasadena schools, PUSD, or Pasadena based youth organizations only. Pasadena educators or youth group leaders, register for a well-being education kit here:

Another version of these kits were distributed in 2019 [see the tab for Mental Health Initiative]. (Advisory group for this project: Collaborate PASadena)

Mental Health Kits, STEAM Kits, board games, puzzles, video games, and cards are available for checkout from the library. The items in this collection will help teens and families explore mindfulness, kindness, yoga, and self-confidence, while reducing stress, and increasing social, emotional, and intellectual well-being. (Advisory group for this project: Teen Advisory Board)


Curated resources for well-being
Current online toolkit for mental health can be accessed HERE
Current reading list for mental health can be accessed HERE
In process reading list for well-being can be accessed HERE (under construction)


The next issue of the Teen Zine will contain articles about teen well-being in the community. Issue 10, estimated to be published in May 2022. (Advisory group for this project: Teen Advisory Board)


This guide is undergoing a full update to be printed and distributed by May 2022. The current version can be accessed in the link above.


The Well-Being Care Kits contain items to improve everyday well-being such as journals, facial mask, puzzles. Check our calendar for in-person programs to get a care kit while supplies last.

The first set of kits were distributed by the Youth Network during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October 2021. The next sets will be distributed to e-course participants and some participants at upcoming programs during March-May 2022. (Advisory group for this project: Youth Network)

Items in care kits may vary. These are examples of the kits being distributed in March-May.

Preschool care kits (kinetic sand, coloring book, crayons or color pencils, brochure, stickers, and an additional age-appropriate item).
Care Kits (reusable envelope, puzzle book, coloring book, color pencils, facial mask, stickers, journal, and plantable pencils*)

*plantable pencils have seeds on the end and can be planted after use


May Community-Wide Well-Being Program Brochure

March-April Library Well-Being Program Brochure

Library online calendar – Well-Being category

April Community-wide Well-Being Program and Services Brochure


  • Creative Writing for kids (starting Mar. 2022)
  • Mindful cooking (Dec. 2021-May 2022)
  • Art for families (Mar.-May 2022)
  • Take & Make Care Kit projects (Jan.-May 2022)
  • Mental Health Day (May 2022)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid certification training (April-May 2022)
  • Video Game Club (Dec. 2021-June 2022)
  • Virtual Reality experiences (Nov. 2021-April 2022)
  • City staff trainings (Nov. 2021)
  • STEM for kids (Oct.-Dec. 2021)
  • Bullying Prevention Awareness Month (Oct. 2021)
  • National Coming Out Day (Oct. 2021)
  • Teen Volunteer storytime training program (June 2022)
  • Storytimes (March-May 2022)
  • and more!


This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.