WE BELIEVE EVERY PERSON DESERVES ACCESS TO RELEVANT, EFFECTIVE, AND ONGOING DEPRESSION SUPPORT
Every year, one out of five American adults will experience at least one major depressive episode.
Untreated depression is devastating the lives of individuals, their families, and our communities.
Major depression is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem. Depression and suicidality are linked to unemployment, poverty, homelessness, substance use, a wide range of chronic physical llnesses, interpersonal problems, family instability, and an inability to access health care. Depression’s annual toll on the U.S. economy alone is estimated at $210 billion each year; and another American dies by suicide every 12 minutes.
"The LiveWell Foundation's work is very important, and should make a real impact on [the treatment of] chronic depression."
-Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
A VOLUNTEER-RUN COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM
We transform lives through the LiveWell Program: a peer-led, psychoeducational behavioral health program that is strategically designed to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and to increase well-being.
We offer community-based LiveWell support groups that are always free and open to the public: no health insurance or referral required, and walk-ins welcome.
Lead by a dedicated group of trained volunteers, our ongoing groups are facilitated by diverse community professionals with lived experience of depression and resilience.
Read more about our new programs and community partnerships!
WHAT SETS LIVEWELL APART
WHO WE ARE: A DIVERSE COMMUNITY DEDICATED TO MENTAL HEALTH EQUITY
OUR VOLUNTEER PEER
FACILITATORS: THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE LIVEWELL PROGRAM
A new kind of community leader! This diverse group of people with lived experience of depression and resilience have one thing in common: they show up week after week to lead local LiveWell groups, helping to ensure that all people in ther community have access to free and effective depression support.
LWF BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROVIDE
GOVERNANCE, AND ADVOCATE FOR OUR IMPORTANT WORK AND MISSION.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
The LiveWell Foundation does not provide emergency services.