for managing co-occurring depression and substance use, addictive behaviors, or other dependencies
A one-of-a-kind peer support group that addresses depression treatment AND addiction recovery together. Learn new strategies for managing your daily mental health self-care in a supportive community of your peers.
What you need to know before joining a group
All groups are FREE and confidential: no insurance, diagnosis, or registration required.
The LiveWell Recovery Group is open to all people (ages 19+) with a desire or willingness to stop addictive behaviors while simultaneously managing their depression.
To find out if any LiveWell group is right for you, read our FAQ's here.
Please respect our no observer policy. No family, friends, students, providers, etc.
Latecomers: We can guarantee entry for up to 15 minutes after start time.
To join a group, either click on the zoom link below or join by phone.
All support groups are led by trained peer facilitators; and we do not provide clinical or medical advice.
We do not provide emergency mental health support. If you are in crisis or afraid of hurting yourself (or others), call 1-800-273-8255; text 'TALK' to 741741; or go to the nearest emergency room.
Thursdays at 7:00pm (US/EST)
Zoom meeting ID: 85300743983
Each approximately 75-minute support group is dedicated to exploring how the LiveWell Recovery Strategies can help you:
Monitor and manage your moods;
Reduce symptoms and relapses of depression;
Manage your daily addiction recovery process;
Increase self-awareness about the connection between your depression and addictive behaviors (e.g., how one experience can increase and reinforce the risk of the other); and
Live a more meaningful, connected, and productive life.
Groups may include group discussions, skill-building activities, and time for personal reflections. Share weekly successes and challenges with supportive peers who "really get it."
***This meeting is open to all peers seeking direct support for depression and substance use or other addictive behaviors ONLY. If you do not have lived experience of this co-occurring issue, please attend another LiveWell depression support group.]
LIVEWELL RECOVERY STRATEGIES®
TALK TO SOMEONE
Stay open and honest about the daily process of managing your moods and addictive behaviors.
Ask for support. And strengthen your communication skills to help yourself and benefit others.
FOCUS ON THE PRESENT MOMENT
Pay attention, on purpose and without judgment, to the present moment. Notice that all
thoughts and feelings pass. And recognize your thoughts and moods do not define you.
Learn about the connection between depression and addictive behaviors,
and be open-minded towards various treatment options and paths to recovery.
EMPHASIZE YOUR STRENGTHS & SUCCESSES
Challenge negative thinking and develop self-compassion by focusing on learning and growth
in all your affairs, and by celebrating the positive qualities that support your recovery and resilience.
Get out of your head and into your life by engaging in activities that
support your addiction recovery process, mental health, and personal goals.
DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN
Go at your own pace. Accept the ups and downs of your moods and recovery process.
Focus on what you can control. And trust yourself through your unique process of change and growth.
ANTICIPATE AND PLAN
Identify triggers that could pose a threat to your stress, mood, and recovery,
and use your creative problem-solving skills, Action Plan, or Crisis Plan.
Avoid isolating and increase quality-of-life by creating ongoing opportunities for
meaningful connections with supportive relations, social networks, and LiveWell peers.
LIVE WITH A PURPOSE
Dedicate yourself to things that are meaningful to you,
and contribute to the mental wellbeing of your peers and community.
CHALLENGE MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
Explore how your culture’s beliefs about depression and addiction affect how you
think and feel. Share your unique story to empower yourself and inspire others.