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LiveWell Foundation

About Us

 

Our Vision

We believe all people deserve equal access to the support they need to live well with depression.

Our Mission

We empower people with depression to transform their own lives through free and effective peer support and skill-based education.

Depression is the most common mental health issue in the U.S, and is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem. Although depression is treatable, 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! 

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Founder of CBT
"The LiveWell Foundation's work is having a huge impact on the treatment of chronic depression." 
- Dr. Aaron T. Beck
Founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dedicated to mental health equity,
our community-based behavioral health organization aims to:

Increase Access to Depression Support

Our online and community-based educational support groups - led by trained volunteer peers - are always free and open to the public: no insurance, referral or diagnosis required, creating a sustainable model for widespread availability of  effective depression treatment and prevention.

 

Foster
Healthy Lives

We teach people the skills they need to reduce both symptoms and relapses of depression and to increase wellbeing through the LiveWell Program®: a  Guided Self-Care curriculum that integrates aspects of effective therapies and evidence-based wellness strategies. [Read more]

Advocate for Peer-Led Depression Care

We advocate for the evidence-based practice of peer-led interventions to become a routine part of depression prevention, treatment, and recovery services.  And peer support is proven to be a cost-effective way to reach a wide and diverse population in need.

Challenge the Stigma of Depression

Mental health stigma still prevents millions of people from getting care. We fight stigma by stimulating public dialogue about depression and its related issues, and by creating opportunities for people with depression to share their unique stories of resilience and living well.

Our Impact at a Glance

95%

of Participant's agree

"LiveWell taught me skills I need to better manage my mood and depression symptoms." *

*Based on an anonymous online survey of 50 participants (2019).

10,000+
Adults and teens from around the world expected to join our virtual support groups in 2021 

 

(We went online in 2020 in response to COVID-19)

Voted Philly's #1 Best Place

to Heal

(2020)

Philadelphia Magazine