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We're on the front line. The rate of depression has tripled among all demographics since the start of the pandemic; and experts predict a long-term upsurge in the number and severity of people living with depression. Since launching our support groups online in response to COVID-19, attendance has already increased more than 400%.  Help us expand to meet the fast-growing demand.

DONATE TO OUR COVID RELIEF FUND

 
 

Welcome to the LiveWell Foundation.

 

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.

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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.

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The LiveWell Foundation's work will have a huge impact on the treatment of chronic depression.

--Dr. Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Depression is the most common chronic health problem and 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!

 

Meet the LiveWell Team

 Volunteer Peer Facilitators            

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! 

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ALYSSA

(Pennsylvania)

Alyssa is an experience creator, business developer, and wellness advocate.

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CLANCY

(Pennsylvania)

Clancy is an educator and visual artist whose work has been shown across the U.S.

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ERIC

(Washington DC)

Eric is a Professional Certified Coach & certified practitioner of Applied Positive Psychology 

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JODI

(Pennsylvania)

Jodi is an accountant who also serves on the LiveWell Foundation's Board of Directors

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MICHAEL

(Pennsylvania)

Michael is a surgeon and mental health advocate for physicians and all people aiming to live a healthy life.

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SEAN

(Pennsylvania)

Sean is a physician in recovery, and advocate for improved public health policy for mental health and substance use disorders.

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SWEENY

(New Jersey)

Sweeny is a social worker passionate about serving her community and hiking.

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AMY

(Pennsylvania)

Amy is a social worker and educator who inspires people to use mindfulness practices for good mental health.

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DANIEL

Peer Mentor 

(Pennsylvania)

Daniel is a professor of Humanities at an university in Philadelphia.

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ERICA

(Pennsylvania)

Erica is a Dean at a middle school and a poet.

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KATHERINE

(Pennsylvania)

Kat not only contributes to the mental wellbeing of her community, but also works for AIDS awareness.`

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MICHELLE

(New York)

Michelle is freelance writer, PR and communications strategist, and local community advocate based in Brooklyn.

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SHAUN

(Pennsylvania)

Shaun brings his experience in hospitality to the role of Peer Trainer and Mentor.

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TOM

(Pennsylvania)

A proud parent, Tom helps lead the weekly group in West Philadelphia.

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BEN

(New Jersey)

Ben incorporates his exper-ience as a freelance journalist and passion for philosophy into his group facilitation style.

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EILEEN

(Pennsylvania)

Eileen has experience as both a fundraiser and a consultant.

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ISAAC

(Pennsylvania)

Isaac is a coach and professional figure skater who performs internationally.

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KARINA

Peer Mentor 

(Pennsylvania)

 

Karina is a Social Worker, and tap dancing queen.

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MUDHILLIN

(Pennsylvania)

Mu is a teacher of youth of all ages, and daily runs more miles than we can count.

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TEDDY

(Pennsylvania)

Teddy is a Certified Peer Specialist, a photographer, and a student of social work. 

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ZAIN

(Pennsylvania)

Zain is a poet and a musician who believes in "giving back" to his own community.

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CATHERINE

(Ohio)

Catherine is a retired cardiologist who lives  outside of Cleveland.

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EL RECO

(Pennsylvania)

ElReco is a radio producer, a visual artist, and trained by the National Alliance of Mental Illness as a Peer Speaker.

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J. (Jerome)

(Pennsylvania)

Originally from Rochester, NY, J. has experience in teaching, peer counseling, & community volunteer work.

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PETRA

(Pennsylvania)

Petra is an attorney who also serves on the LiveWell Foundation's Board of Directors.

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RENEE

(Pennsylvania)

Renée is a practicing physician. She is dedicated to creating and supporting communities in Philadelphia.

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SAJI

(Pennsylvania)

Saji is a facilitator at the LiveWell mindfulness group in Philly.

 Our Leadership                           

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STEFANIE GLICK, MSS, MA, CPS
 
Creator: LiveWell Program© & Executive Director

Drawing on a diverse professional career that spans over 25 years, as well as her personal experience of living well with depression, Stefanie co-founded and currently leads the LiveWell Foundation.

 

In addition to serving in leadership roles in various nonprofit organizations, Stefanie has established a reputation as a program design expert...   Read more

LiveWell Foundation Co-Founders Bunny Glick (left) and Stefanie Glick at an LWF event.

 Our Board of Directors (and creative crew)    

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MARCY ROGOVIN, ESQ.

PRESIDENT

 

ATTORNEY, PROFESSOR (RETIRED)

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ALI VOLPE, MSED, LPC, NCC
VICE PRESIDENT
Community Outreach Coordinator
LILY DEVELOPMENT

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EVAN LINHARDT

TREASURER

BERNSTEIN PRIVATE WEALTH

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CLANCY PHILBRICK
SECRETARY
Co-Creator, Live Well Teens & Director of Education 
EDUCATOR, VISUAL ARTIST

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PETRA BROWN, ESQ.

ATTORNEY, OPTIMUM

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KARYN FEIT, MSW, LCSW

 

POSITIVE CHANGE FOR TEENS & FAMILIES, LLC

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SEAN FOGLER, MD

 

CO-FOUNDER, ELEVYST CONSULTING

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BUNNY GLICK

CO-FOUNDER, LIVEWELL FOUNDATION

 

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JOANNE KLEIN

 

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

 

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PAULA LAMBERT, DSW, LCSW

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

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JODI DISCUILLO

ACCOUNTANT

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JOYCE NORDEN, PhD

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

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CRYSTAL SHAH

CONSULTANT

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MICHAEL WEINSTEIN, MD, MBE, MPH
Co-Creator, Live Well Physicians & Peer Coach 
PHYSICIAN

LiveWell

Foundation

contact@livewell-foundation.org

267.530.3739

PA EIN: 81-4711726

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. 

 

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