Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. -- yet more than 70% of people affected by it cannot access or afford the support they desperately want and need. We're on a mission to change that!
Experts predict a long-term upsurge in the number and severity of people living with depression as a fallout of the pandemic.
Based on current sign-ins to our online support groups, the number of people seeking help will more than quadruple in 2021.
WE BELIEVE all people deserve equal access to the support they need to live well with depression.
OUR MISSION is to empower people with depression to transform their own lives through free and effective peer support and skill-based education.
The LiveWell Foundation's work will have a huge impact on the treatment of chronic depression.
--Dr. Aaron T. Beck
the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Did you know? Research shows...
Peer-led interventions score better than psychotherapy for depression recovery, offering greater levels of self‐efficacy, empowerment, and engagement.
Peer support is proven to be a cost-effective way to reach a wide and diverse population in need.
African-Americans are more likely to trust support from a peer than a mental health professional.
Our grassroots behavioral health organization dedicated to mental health equity works to:
Increase access to mental health services for a wide and diverse population in need through no-cost and high-quality peer-led psychoeducation for the treatment and prevention of depression.
Foster healthy lives through the LiveWell Program©: a curriculum-based program strategically designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and to improve wellbeing.
Create a sustainable model for widespread availability of depression treatment by training volunteer peers to lead the educational-based LiveWell Program© in their own communities and online.
Advocate for the evidence-based practice of peer-led interventions to become an integral part of depression prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Challenge the stigma of depression and its related mental health issues by creating opportunities for people with lived experience to share their stories.
Meet the LiveWell Team
Volunteer Peer Facilitators: a new kind of community leader
Trained to facilitate LiveWell support groups in their own communities and online, this dedicated group of peer volunteers with lived experience of depression, recovery, and living well are the heart and soul of LiveWell!
Our creative & leadership team
STEFANIE GLICK, MSW, MA, CPS
Creator: LiveWell Program© & Executive Director
Drawing on a diverse professional career that spans over 30 years, as well as her personal experience of living well with depression, Stefanie co-founded and currently leads the LiveWell Foundation. Read more
Our Board of Directors
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