70% of people can't access or afford the depression support they desperately want and need. 

 

We're on a mission

to change that!

One out of five American adults will experience at least one major episode of depression this year.

 

Major depression is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem. 

Another American dies by suicide every 12 minutes.

Depression is the leading cause of disability; and its burden on the U.S. economy is estimated at 210 billion dollars per year.

 

The LiveWell Foundation believes all people deserve equal access

to free and effective education and peer support to live well with depression. 

 

Our mission is to educate and empower people affected by depression

with the skills and community support needed to transform their own lives. 
 

The LiveWell Foundation 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 free and easy-to-access 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.

 

What sets LiveWell apart?

It fills a much-needed gap in support services

 

Google 'free depression support' in your community, and you'll find it rarely exists. Even national leaders offering community-based peer support do not offer support groups specifically designed for treating depression. The LiveWell Program© fills this gap in the behavioral health landscape.

 

Quality of care 
Peer-led interventions are proven to be more effective than psycho-therapy for both the recovery process and longterm treatment of depression. The LiveWell Program© brings together various evidence-based strategies for the treatment of depression into one unique package.  
Our innovative & empowering skill-building program

 

Behavioral health and psychoeducation at its most innovative, the curriculum-based LiveWell Program is strategically designed to give people the knowledge and skills they need to reduce their own symptoms and relapses of depression.

Our Facilitator Training Program
 

All LiveWell support group facilitators participate in a special training and mentorship program, including diversity and inclusion training, and best practices of trauma-informed learning environments.

BY peers, FOR peers

Livewell was created by a program design expert with her own experience of depression, recovery, and living well. And participating peers (from diverse backgrounds and professions) continue to offer input as the program evolves and expands. That's a lot of collective wisdom!

Accessability & consistency of care
 

We know that depression recovery and staying well requires ongoing support from our peers and community. In fact, many peers attend more than one LiveWell support group a week: online and/or in their own community.

 

Meet the LiveWell Team

Volunteers dedicated to mental health equity

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 are the heart and soul of LiveWell! 

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AMY

(Pennsylvania)

Amy is an MSW 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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RENEE

(Pennsylvania)

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

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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 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

Curriculum Writer

 

Advisor: PR & Inclusion 

 

Karina recently completed a Masters of Social Work, and is a tap dancing queen.

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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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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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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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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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PETRA

(Pennsylvania)

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

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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.

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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CLARENCE 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, CPA

TREASURER

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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

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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