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LiveWell Foundation

Towards a healthier and more equitable society
What We Do

Our Vision

We envision a world in which all people with depression have equal access to the support they need to live well.

Our Mission

The LiveWell Foundation empowers people with depression to transform their own lives through free and effective peer support and education.

Our Impact & Approach

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93% agree 

 "LiveWell taught me skills to better manage my own moods."

Results from an anonymous online survey of adult participants; 2020-2022

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38,000+

Log-ins to our virtual depression support groups from people ages 14-89* 

 

*Since going online in response to the pandemic (May 2020)

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Winner

Voted

"Best Place to Heal"

by our local community

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Untreated depression and suicide are devastaing the lives of individuals, their familes, and our communities. We're on a mission to change that.

1/4

70%

Adults in the U.S who will experience depression this year. (The rate is higher among teens.) Depression is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem; and it is the leading cause of disability and suicide nationwide.  

Amount of people affected who cannot access or afford the care they desperately want and need.
 
The LiveWell Program®
Leveraging Social Networks to Promote Widespread Individual Behavior Change

With both the private and public health systems failing to meet the needs of millions of Americans, we’re putting evidence-based depression treatment directly into the hands of the public. 

 

Utilizing a powerful combination of PEER SUPPORT and educational-based GUIDED SELF-CARE, the LiveWell Program® curriculum is uniqely designed to empower people with the skills they need to take control of their own longterm depression treatment.

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  • INCREASES access to depression support for a wide and diverse population in need;
 
  • BUILDS a sustainable social infrastructure in which everyone can access quality mental health services at no cost (moving away from the ineffective and inequitable fee-for-service model);
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  • FOSTERS healthy lives through education and self-empowerment (our one-of-a-kind Guided Self-Care behavioral health curriculum);
 
  • PROVIDES opportunities for people of color and other minorities to get effective depression support from their peers who are sensitive to their own experiences and cultures;​​
 
  • COMBATS the "epidemic of loneliness" that contirbutes to the societal rise in rates of depression and worsening individual symptoms by creating supportive peer communities; 
 
  • CHALLENGES the stigma that prevents millions of people from getting support by creating opportunities for people with depression to share their stories of resilience and living well;
  • HELPS to save lives; and 
  • ADVANCES both clinical and cultural change for depression treatment by advocating for the evidence-based practice of peer-led interventions to become a routine part of depression services.

All peer-led LiveWell support groups are FREE and easy to access - no insurance, diagnosis, or registration required.  Our communal approach to education, treatment, and prevention:

English

(Ages 19+)

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Adultos

Español

(19+)

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In Recovery

Depression

and Addiction

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Teens

 Depression and Anxiety (14+)

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Seniors

Ages 65+

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Physicians

Provider Mental Health

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