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About Us: LiveWell Foundation

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

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

Our Approach & Impact

We train volunteers from diverse backgrounds and professions with lived experience of depression and resilience to lead curriculum-based, Guided Self Care support groups for their peers.

 

By putting evidence-based support directly into the hands of individuals and communities through peer-led skill-based education, our communal approach to depression treatment and prevention:

  • Builds a sustainable social infrastucture in which all people can access quality mental health services at no cost;

  • Ensures people with depression have the skills they need to manage their own depression and mental health; and

  • Creates a more equitable society.

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96% 

of participants agree:  "LiveWell helps me to better manage my own moods."

Based on an anonymous online survey (Link to 2021 Program Evaluation)

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10,000

Log-ins to our virtual support groups in 2021 from adults, teens and seniors across the U.S. (and beyond) 

We moved our Philly-based groups online in response to COVID-19 

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Winner

Voted "Best Place to Heal" by our local community

 A community-based vote sponsored by the Philadelphia Magazine

Increases Access to Depression Support for a Wide & Diverse Population

LiveWell

Our online and local skill-based support groups are always FREE and open to the public: no insurance, referral, diagnosis or registration required. 

 

Current weekly groups - led by trained volunteer peers from diverse backgrounds and professions - include:

 

Fosters Healthy Lives Through Education & Self-Empowerment
 

LiveWell

The LiveWell Program® is a Guided Self-Care behavioral health curriculum that is strategically designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce their own symptoms and relapses of depression, and to improve wellbeing. 

Our one-of-a-kind holistic program integrates aspects of evidence-based therapies with practical wisdom from people with lived experience of depression and resilience.

Advances Clinical & Cultural Change for Depression Treatment

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Although peer support is  proven to be more effective than psychotherapy for the depression recovery process, treatment still primarily focuses on a single-person approach, and accessible peer-led depression support is still hard to find. 

 

Our nonprofit advocates for the evidence-based practice of peer-led support and education to become a routine part of depression services.

Challenges
the Stigma
of Depression


 

LiveWell

Mental health stigma still prevents millions of people from getting the support they want and need.

 

Our nonprofit fights 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.

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)
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