All groups are FREE & CONFIDENTIAL. No insurance, diagnosis, or registration required.
What you need to know
BEFORE LOGGING ON...
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 an emergency room.
Meetings are open to all people ages 19+ seeking support. If you are 14-18, you can join an online teens group here.
Please respect our no observer policy. No family, friends, students, providers, etc. (No exceptions.)
All support groups are led by trained peer facilitators. We do not provide clinical/medical advice.
No one is required to talk. However, if you do not appear on video, you must confirm you are an actual person to stay in the meeting. (No exceptions.)
Latecomers: We can guarantee entry to the group for up to 15 minutes after start time.
To determine if a LiveWell support group is right for you, please read our FAQ's.
12PM (EST)- Seniors Group (Ages 60+)
Zoom meeting ID: 84220817943
A 75-minute support group led by senior peers. Learn new skills for better managing your moods and increasing wellbeing. (The same discussion prompt is used in the Monday 8PM group on the same day.)
8:00PM (EST)- LiveWell Group
Zoom meeting ID: 83742396648
This 75-minute support group follows the standard LiveWell format: a topic or strategy-related discussion and a brief reflection. Learn new skills for reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and increasing wellbeing.
7:00PM (EST)- LiveWell Group
Zoom meeting ID: 89980271986
This 75-minute support group follows the standard LiveWell format. (Please see description of Monday 8PM meeting.
12:00PM (EST) - Wisdom Group
Zoom meeting ID: 82492232030
In this 60-minute meeting, we apply wisdom from diverse sources (such as philosophers, poets, and more) to our own depression treatment and ongoing mental health self-care. Led by the creator of the LiveWell Program.
7:00PM (EST) - Teens Group
7:00PM (EST) - Physicians Group
7:00PM (EST)- Recovery Group (co-occurring issues)
For people with lived experience of depression and substance use only.
(If you are seeking depression support, please attend another LW meeting.)
Zoom meeting ID: 84341062189
This 75-minute group meeting begins with a "mental health check-up," followed by a relevant group discussion. Share weekly successes and challenges with supportive peers.
11:00AM (EST)-LiveWell Group
Zoom meeting ID: 84027876834
This 75-minute support group follows the standard LiveWell format. Please see description of Monday 8PM meeting.
Learn new skills to transform your own life. We've combined evidence-based wellness strategies with aspects of effective therapies into a one-of-a-kind holistic program. Our guided support groups are strategically designed to teach you the skills you need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression (and its co-occurring issues), and to increase feelings of wellbeing.
Surround yourself with strength. Our support groups are led by trained, volunteer peer facilitators: people from diverse backgrounds and professions with lived experience of depression, recovery, and living well. And we're here to support you as you discover your unique path to wellness.
Trust the science. Research shows that peer-led interventions score better than psychotherapy for depression recovery, offering greater levels of self‐efficacy, empowerment, and engagement. That's good news for all of us.
How it works.
All support groups are not created equal.
LiveWell Support Group FAQ's
How do I know if LiveWell is right for ME?
A LiveWell support group is right for you if you are 19+ and can identify with any of the below:
Experience mild to serious depression
Experience persistent and/or recurring episodes of depression
Have a tendency to socially withdrawal or isolate
Experience co-occurring issues of depression, such as anxiety or substance use
Find it uncomfortable or have a difficult time talking about depression
Try to hide depression from others
You're feeling well, but value the ongoing support of others for reducing relapses of depression
When a LiveWell group may NOT be right for you:
We do not provide emergency mental health support. If you are in crisis, or afraid of harming yourself (or others), please call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, text 'TALK' to 741741, or go to the nearest emergency room.
Do I have to register or sign up?
No. LiveWell support groups are always open to the public: Community groups: just walk in. Online groups: simply connect via zoom link (see schedule above).
Are the groups really free?
Yes. (We're a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, so donations are always appreciated.)
Can I attend different groups on different days?
Yes. We know that many people want and need daily support from their peers and community.
Won't it be depressing to go to a depression support group?
No. In fact, people are often surprised to discover how positive and even uplifting the LiveWell groups can be!
Do I have to talk to people?
No one is ever required to speak, nor will they be prompted to do so. But we always offer a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.
How is confidentiality ensured?
All peers are introduced on a first-name-only basis; and commit to our group promise of confidentiality.
TALK TO SOMEONE
Talk about mental health, 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.
Recognize your passing thoughts and moods do not define you.
EMPHASIZE YOUR STRENGTHS
Challenge negative thinking and develop self-compassion by
identifying positive qualites that aid your mental health and resilience.
DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN
Accept the ups and downs of managing your moods. Go at your own pace.
Trust yourself through your unique process of change and growth.
Learn about depression and its related health issues,
and be open to all available treatment options.
Get out of your head and into your life by engaging in activities
that support your mental health and personal goals.
ANTICIPATE AND PLAN
Identify your depression triggers, and use your
creative problem solving skills, Action Plan, or Crisis Plan.
Avoid isolating by creating ongoing opportunities to connect
with supportive friends, family, and LiveWell peers.
CHALLENGE THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION
Explore how your culture’s beliefs about depression affect how you think and feel.
Share your unique story to empower yourself and inspire others.
LIVE WITH A PURPOSE
Dedicate yourself to things that are meaningful to you,
and contribute to the mental health of your peers and community.
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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.