2020 AT A GLANCE
What a year 2020 was for the LiveWell Foundation.
Since moving our local support groups online in response to COVID-19, LiveWell has become an international community of peers dedicated to helping each other recover and live well with depression.
Attendance at our virtual weekly groups continues to grow at a rate of more than 400%, with an average of 50 people in some groups.
3,000+ LOGINS AT OUR ONLINE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUPS
Self-empowerment, peer support, and hope: Referred by local mental health professionals and institutions, word-of-mouth, and online searches, adults and teens from around the country (and beyond) joined our FREE and open-to-the-public weekly support groups online.
LiveWell Support Adults with depression
LiveWell Wisdom Adults with depression
LiveWell Recovery Adults with depression & substance use
LiveWell Teens Teens (14-18) seeking mental health support
LiveWell Seniors Seniors (60+) with depression
LiveWell Physicians Physicians seeking mental health support
$90K INVESTED IN THE OUR MISSION
Mental health equity: Individual donors, small businesses, and foundations invested in our mission of mental health accessibility - and of decreasing the devastating impact that untreated depression is having on individuals, their families, and our communities.
*Special thanks to the below organizations who helped us bring our services online in response to the pandemic
WE TRAINED NEW VOLUNTEER PEER FACILITATORS FROM AROUND THE NATION...
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Every year, one out of five American adults will experience at least one major depressive episode. Yet over 70% of them cannot access or afford the treatment and support they desperately want and need.
Major depression is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem. Depression and suicidality are linked to unemployment, poverty, homelessness, interpersonal problems, family instability, substance use, a wide range of chronic physical llnesses, and an inability to access health care. Depression’s annual toll on the U.S. economy is estimated at $210 billion each year; and another American dies by suicide every 12 minutes.
In Philadelphia -- where the LiveWell Foundation is located -- the high proportion of people struggling with depression and mental health issues presents "a significant public health challenge for the city" (Phila. Dept. of Public Health, 2016).
Furthermore, because poverty and unemployment are linked to high levels of severe depression and suicidality, Philadelphia -- the U.S. city with the highest rate of deep poverty -- is being hit especially hard by this national public health crisis.
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.