VISION & MISSION

The LiveWell Foundation believes all people deserve equal access to free and effective support to live well with depression.
 

Our mission is to educate and empower people affected by depression with the skills and peer support needed to transform their own lives.

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)

 

70% of people can't access or afford the depression support they desperately want and need.  We're on a mission to change that!

Paving the way for change with our

sustainable model of high-quality, peer-led,

 behavioral health and psychoeducation

By putting depression treatment, support, and prevention into the hands of the community, our aim is to help more people get the skills and peer support they need to live well.

 

Research shows that peer support is an evidence-based treatment for clinical depression, with peer-led interventions scoring better than psychotherapy for depression recovery, offering greater levels of self‐efficacy, empowerment, and engagement.  And evidence shows that Guided Self-Care (e.g., the LiveWell Program) will actually determine the effectivess of other treatments, such as medication and therapy.

 

Peer support is also proven to be a cost-effective way to reach a wide and diverse population. The trained peers who run the LiveWell Program volunteer because they want to share the program that helped transform their own lives, and because they are dedicated to our vision of free and effective depression support for all!

 

Our volunteer-run, grassroots organization dedicated to mental health equity works to:
 

  • Increase  access to depression support for a wide and diverse population in need through free, innovative, and high-quality psychosocial education and peer support.

 

  • Foster  healthy lives through the LiveWell Program©: a curriculum-based program that is 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

Livewell Volunteer Peers: 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! 

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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

(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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MUDHILLIN

(Pennsylvania)

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

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SAJI

(Pennsylvania)

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

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BEN

(New Jersey)

Ben incorporates his experience 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

 

(Pennsylvania)

Advisor: PR & Inclusion 

 

Karina is a Social Worker, and tap dancing queen.

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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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SWEENY

(New Jersy)

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

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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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SHAUN

 Peer Trainer 

 

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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CLANCY

(Pennsylvania)

Clancy is an educator and visual artist whose work has been shown across the United States.

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ERIC

(Washington DC)

Eric is a Professional Certified Coach and 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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TEDDY

(Pennsylvania)

Teddy is a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), 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.

Our creative & administrative team

STEFANIE

GLICK

 

Founding Executive Director

Creator: LiveWell Program©

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MICHAEL WEINSTEIN

 

Co-Creator, LiveWell Clincians©

and Peer Coach

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ALI VOLPE

 

Community Outreach Coordinator

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CLANCY 

PHIlBRICK

Director of Education

Co-Creator, LiveWell Schools©

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LiveWell Foundation Board of Directors

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MARCY ROGOVIN, ESQ.

PRESIDENT

 

ATTORNEY, PROFESSOR (RETIRED)

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BARBARA SILVER, ESQ.

VICE PRESIDENT

ASTOR WEISS KAPLAN & MANDEL, LLP

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JODI DISCUILLO

TREASURER

ACCOUNTANT

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CLARENCE PHILBRICK

SECRETARY

 

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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JOANNE KLEIN

 

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

Joyce Norden

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BUNNY GLICK

CO-FOUNDER, LIVEWELL FOUNDATION

 

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PAULA LAMBERT, DSW, LCSW

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

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JOYCE NORDEN

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ELRECO RAMON

ARTIST, RADIO PRODUCER

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CRYSTAL SHAH

CONSULTANT

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ALI VOLPE, MSED, LPC, NCC

LILY DEVELOPMENT

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MICHAEL WEINSTEIN, MD, MBE, MPH

 

PHYSICIAN

Our Board of Directors

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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